29 June 2017
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24/06/2017 15:11

In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell

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They all say they are back from "hell". Quivering and emaciated, the civilians emerging from Mosul's Old City have survived famine but often lost relatives and sometimes their sanity.

22/06/2017 03:49

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

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The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

04/06/2017 17:16 Video

Bloody London, flowers and messages: the London lament

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Just past the areas affected by the attacks and closed to the public to allow police relief, the first flowers and messages appeared to the victims of the London attacks. The attack on London Bridge, costing at least 7 people and causing 48 injured, some of which are in serious condition, is the third terrorist attack in less than three months.

14/05/2017 03:56

Hollande's presidency marked by terrorism, love scandal

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Dogged by France's stubbornly high unemployment throughout his presidency, Francois Hollande also faced an unprecedented wave of jihadist attacks, violent protests over labour reforms and public airing of his tangled private life.

14/05/2017 02:03

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

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Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him.

13/05/2017 18:53

Deal reached to evacuate rebel-held Damascus district: SANA

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Syria's government has reached a deal with rebels in the Qabun neighbourhood of Damascus for the evacuation of opposition fighters, Syrian state media and a monitor said on Saturday.

13/05/2017 17:36

Hunger and fear in Syria's Tabqa after IS defeat

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When Dalal Ahmad heard that the fighters who expelled the Islamic State group from the Syrian town of Tabqa were distributing food, she began to run, desperate for any scraps.

11/05/2017 10:15

Three suspects in Russia metro bombing charged with terror

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Three suspects in last month's bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro have been charged for their involvement in a «terrorist act», Russian investigators said Thursday.

11/05/2017 10:03

US-backed fighters hunt for IS holdouts in Syria's Tabqa

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US-backed fighters hunted for jihadist holdouts in Syria's Tabqa on Thursday after overrunning the city and nearby dam in a step forward for their advance on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa.

09/05/2017 15:51

UN Security Council expected to meet on Syria safe zones deal

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Japan and Sweden have requested a UN Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday.

09/05/2017 15:50

Iraq forces advance in west Mosul

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Iraqi forces are making swift progress in west Mosul, officers said Tuesday, retaking several neighbourhoods on their way to a final showdown with jihadists in the Old City.

09/05/2017 08:45

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

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President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight «terrorism» as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

08/05/2017 11:10

Wife seeks release of Turkish businessman held in Malaysia

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The wife of a Turkish businessman detained in Malaysia for alleged terrorism offences made a tearful appeal to the government Monday to release him, saying he is innocent.

07/05/2017 21:40

Five challenges for France's new president

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Emmanuel Macron, who exit polls say won France's presidential elections on Sunday, may have seen off the competition in the race for the Elysee Palace but will face daunting challenges when he takes office.

05/05/2017 06:24

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

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A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, his lawyer said Friday, after two others were taken into custody this week on suspicion of funding the Islamic State group.

04/05/2017 19:54

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones

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Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement to set up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war.

04/05/2017 16:48

UN rights chief urges Ethiopia to free prisoners after protests

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Ethiopia should rein in a controversial anti-terrorism law and release prisoners, the UN human rights chief said Thursday during a visit to Addis Ababa.

04/05/2017 16:40

UN expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law

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Saudi Arabia should urgently review its definition of terrorism under a law used to prosecute non-violent journalists and human rights defenders, a United Nations special rapporteur said on Thursday.

03/05/2017 08:40

UAE «optimistic» after Libyan ally meets PM Sarraj

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The United Arab Emirates voiced optimism a political settlement could be reached in Libya after it hosted rare talks on Tuesday between its strongman ally and the internationally recognised premier.

03/05/2017 00:58

Nine Malian soldiers killed in central Mali attack

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Nine Malian soldiers were killed and five wounded in an area regularly targeted by jihadist groups, as the commander of France's counter-terrorism force for the region said an operation on the Burkina Faso border was ongoing.

25/04/2017 21:51

Trump says Assad's future «not a deal breaker» on Syria: Russia's UN envoy

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US President Donald Trump told UN Security Council ambassadors that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was «not a deal breaker» in negotiations on ending the war, Russia's envoy said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 19:01

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

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Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

25/04/2017 17:41

Toll now 144 in Taliban attack on Afghan base

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The death toll from last week's Taliban attack on an Afghan military base stands at 144, a senior US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 17:36

IS «executes» at least 15 civilians in Mosul

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Jihadist militants from the Islamic State group posing as liberating security forces killed at least 15 civilians who welcomed them in central Mosul, officials said on Tuesday.

25/04/2017 14:11

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

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Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said.

25/04/2017 13:36

Frontline clinic window on hell of IS-held Mosul areas

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The horrific wounds and gruesome accounts of the victims filling a frontline clinic in west Mosul in Iraq offer a window on the hell inside the last jihadist strongholds.

25/04/2017 12:56

Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighbourhood from IS

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Iraqi forces retook full control of one the largest neighbourhoods of west Mosul Tuesday from the Islamic State group after a week of intense fighting, a top commander said.

25/04/2017 11:56

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

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Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

24/04/2017 22:27

US blasts «unconscionable» Taliban attack in Afghanistan

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The US State Department on Monday described last week's Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan as «unconscionable,» but stressed America has no intention of giving up on the country despite more than 15 years of brutal war.

24/04/2017 21:37

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

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The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.

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