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July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Turkish police detain two Brits over ‘terror propaganda’

ISTANBUL: Anti-terror police have detained two Britons of Iraqi origin at an airport in southwest Turkey on charges of spreading terror propaganda for outlawed Kurdish militants, media reported on Friday. Two brothers identified as Ayman Barzan and Hariam Barzan were held on Thursday at Dalaman airport after they were interviewed by anti-terror risk analysis 3

June 28, 2018 12:00 AM Nine killed in twin bomb attack in Afrin

BEIRUT: At least nine people were killed Wednesday in twin bomb attacks in Afrin, a flashpoint town in northwestern Syria held by Ankara-backed rebels, a monitor said. Turkish forces and their rebel allies seized Afrin in March from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which pledged an insurgency to take back the town. On Wednesday, twin bombings

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq says it killed 45 IS militants in Syria strike

BAGHDAD: Iraq said Saturday it had killed 45 jihadists from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an air strike in eastern Syria, the second such operation in less than a month. Iraqi F-16 fighter jets carried out a “successful strike targeting a meeting of Daesh (IS) leaders” on Friday in the Hajin region, in the eastern Syrian province

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Erdogan, rival Ince trade blows on eve of crunch Turkey polls

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival Muharrem Ince on Saturday traded blows in mass rallies on the final day of campaigning for Turkey´s most fiercely contested elections in years. Turks vote on Sunday in snap twin presidential and parliamentary elections called by Erdogan one-and-a-half years ahead of schedule, with the president 1

June 23, 2018 12:00 AM Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

BEIRUT: The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns have been a hot-button issue in Lebanon, a small country that has the world´s highest number of refugees per capita. "We want to contribute

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Iraq says US strike killed 20 in east Syria

BEIRUT: An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group on Monday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air raid in eastern Syria. The bombing raid hit Al-Hari, a town controlled by regional militias fighting in Syria’s complex seven-year war alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey begins mly patrols around Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Monday said it had started military patrols in an area around the Kurdish-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, in line with an agreement with the United States to scale down tensions in the region. The Turkish army said in a statement that “patrol activities had begun” between Manbij and an area it controls after a 2016-2017 military 2

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Swede charged with complicity in Paris attacks

PARIS: French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage.Osama Krayem, a 25-year-old of Syrian origin, has been in custody in Belgium since his arrest in Brussels in April 2016 and was charged after being 6

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM IS militants retake parts of Syria town in major attack

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group used at least 10 suicide bombers on Friday in a massive attack on Albu Kamal, in which they retook parts of the eastern Syrian town, a monitor said. At least 25 government and allied fighters were killed in the offensive, one of the jihadists’ largest this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “It’s the biggest 3

June 8, 2018 12:00 AM Netanyahu warns Assad on Iranian presence in Syria

LONDON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "no longer immune" from retaliation, while declaring the Iran nuclear deal over after Washington ditched the accord. Noting that Israel had stayed out of Syria’s protracted civil war, in which Tehran backs Assad, Netanyahu said increasing Iranian 2