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January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Syria says Israel hits its territory

BEIRUT: Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria´s army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hizbullah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement carried by state television that Israeli jets fired missiles at the al-Qutaifa 2

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM Heads of Ukrainian, Russian churches divided in Christmas messages

MOSCOW: The ongoing rift between the Ukrainian and Russian churches was highlighted in their leaders´ Christmas messages ahead of the Orthodox holiday this weekend. Patriarch Filaret, the head of the Kiev-based Ukrainian Orthodox Church, wished his country a “victory over the aggressor” on Saturday amid a continued conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed 2

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Over 2,000 Afghans sent by Iran killed in Syria’

aTEHRAN: More than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, an official in the volunteer force told Iranian media. The Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan "volunteer" recruits has been fighting in Syria for five years, said Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official in the brigade. "This brigade 2

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM Ankara-Paris partnership ‘vital’ for peace: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that a strong partnership between Ankara and Paris was vital for world peace as he headed on a key visit to France. Erdogan’s one-day visit to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron is his most significant trip to an EU state for bilateral talks since the failed 2016 coup bid in Turkey 3

December 30, 2017 12:00 AM Putin toughens terrorist recruitment sentences

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Friday a bill toughening sentences for terrorist recruitment as the country deals with the issue of returning jihadists from Syria. Official publication of the law came two days after a bomb attack on a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s second city, injured 14 people. The new law, which 2

December 28, 2017 12:00 AM Erdogan calls Assad a terrorist

TUNIS: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him. Turkey has demanded the removal of Assad from power and backed rebels fighting to overthrow him, but it has toned down its demands since it started working with Assad’s allies 3

December 27, 2017 12:00 AM Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

BEIRUT: The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below one million for the first time since 2014, the United Nations told AFP on Tuesday. As of the end of November, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) counted 997,905 Syrian refugees -- a vast majority of them women and children -- registered in Lebanon. "The number reached one million 2

December 24, 2017 12:00 AM Trump travel ban should not apply to people with strong US ties: court

WASHINGTON An appeals court on Friday said President Donald Trump´s hotly contested travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries should not be applied to people with strong ties. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers several West Coast states, also said its ruling would be put on hold pending a decision on the latest version 1

December 23, 2017 12:00 AM Australia ends air strike campaign in Iraq, Syria

SYDNEY: Australian warplanes will cease their air strike campaign in Iraq and Syria, it was announced on Friday, with the country´s six hornet jets heading home after a three-year mission. The decision follows the Islamic State Jihadist group losing its two main hubs, Mosul in Iraq and Raqa in Syria. It is now only clinging to the dregs of a “caliphate 2

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Iraq plans oil pipeline network

BAGHDAD: Iraq plans to build a pipeline network to carry oil products across all its territory as an alternative to expensive and hazardous transport by tanker truck, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday. The network is part of a "strategic" plan for oil transportation that includes pipelines to deliver crude and oil products to neighbouring 5