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Turkey’s ongoing military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin enclave is showcasing the growing prowess of the Turkish armaments industry. In recent years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to dramatically reduce his country’s dependency on imported arms.“Almost all of the armored carriers (operating) in Afrin are
Kurdish YPG militia says Syrian army must help to stop Turkey Refugee returns expected after Afrin operation: Turkey Islamic State has been stashing millions of dollars in Iraq and abroad
The U.N. refugee agency has evacuated more than 1,000 highly vulnerable people from Libya in a three-month operation that began last November. The agency hopes to evacuate hundreds more and is searching for more lasting solutions for people who are held in detention centers in Libya, and whose conditions have
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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres appealed Wednesday to the Security Council to approve an urgent 30-day cease-fire across Syria and to help the 400,000 besieged residents of eastern Ghouta, who he said, "live in hell on earth." VOA UN Correspondent Margaret Besheer has more.
Sisters in Syria plea for help on Twitter US blasts Russia over deaths in Syria's Ghouta "Save the children of Ghouta," plead young sisters in Syria as missiles rain down
Israeli media say a close associate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against him in a bribery scandal.Shlomo Filber was arrested on suspicion of promoting the interests of Israel's powerful telecom company in exchange for more positive news coverage of the prime minister.Police have not confirmed that
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Israel and its U.S. ally say they have successfully tested an anti-missile system that would protect the Jewish state from a potential long-range missile attack by its regional rival, Iran. Monday’s test of the Arrow 3 interceptor comes eight days after Iran displayed what it called a new version of a
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The shattered Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has become the focus of some of the most vicious Russian and Syrian government airstrikes of Syria's civil war.Amid the carnage and destruction wrought by barrel bombs and air-to-ground missiles that have left more than 250 people dead in 48 hours and more
Sisters in Syria plea for help on Twitter US blasts Russia over deaths in Syria's Ghouta "Save the children of Ghouta," plead young sisters in Syria as missiles rain down
Syrian activists reported deadly pro-government airstrikes Wednesday in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, which this week has seen its deadliest string of daily violence in years.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes have killed at least 250 people since late Sunday. The last time so
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A court in Bahrain has sentenced prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to five years in jail for tweeting comments critical of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen and alleging prison abuses.The charges against him included insulting a neighboring country and national institutions.Rajab played a leading role in 2011 pro-democracy
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare appearance at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, where he urged the convening of an international peace conference in the next few months. Talks between the Israelis and Palestinians have been stalled for years and tensions are mounting, giving rise to fears of
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A Syrian war monitor says pro-government strikes Tuesday in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have killed more than 100 people.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 250 people have been killed since late Sunday, the highest 48-hour death toll in the Syria conflict since a
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Pro-Syrian government troops enroute to Syria’s Afrin region, a Kurdish area where Turkish troops have mounted a month-long offensive, retreated Tuesday after Turkish artillery fired warning shots, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. The Syrian Kurdish militia and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights founder Rami Abdul Rahman confirmed the pro-Syrian
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Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.The new bribery case was one of two revealed on Tuesday involving the same former spokesman, a close Netanyahu
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An Egyptian court put former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh on a terrorism list on Tuesday, state news agency MENA reported, following his arrest for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.Abol Fotouh, a former Islamist who leads the Strong Egypt party, was arrested last week a day after
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Pro-Syrian government forces reportedly have crossed into the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin. The deployment is in response to an ongoing military offensive by Turkish-led forces against the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia."The Syrian government responded to the call of duty and they sent military units today, Tuesday, 20 February, 2018, to
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A Syrian war monitor says pro-government strikes Tuesday in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have killed more than 100 people.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 250 people have been killed since late Sunday, the highest 48-hour death toll in the Syria conflict since a
Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution Brussels suburb reopened after `gunman´ scare Merkel Calls on Iran, Russia to Curb Syria's Assault
The Turkish government has asked the U.S. to stop arming Kurds in Syria, and warned the Syrian government against involvement in Turkey's offensive against Kurds in Syria. Turkish officials spoke Monday in response to news reports that Damascus plans to send pro-government militias to Afrin in northern Syria to help
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Heavy Syrian military airstrikes and rocket attacks on a Damascus suburb have killed nearly 100 people and wounded close to 500 since Sunday, a Syrian monitoring group says.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a large number of civilians, including children, are among the victims in eastern Ghouta.The Syrian military
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.Guterres said the latest signals from Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah showed the will to not let this happen but "sometimes a spark is enough to unleash this
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The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks in part to the Trump presidency. Yaakov Katz said that President Donald
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Saudi Arabia has no interest in participating in a European Union-style regional security alliance as proposed by Qatar, its Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said on Friday that Middle Eastern states should put their differences behind them and forge a security pact
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