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Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syria government forces take major town south of Idlib city

Syrian government forces took control of a town south of Idlib city on Tuesday in a significant advance for President Bashar al-Assad as he seeks to recapture rebel-held territory in the country's northwest

Violence escalates in Iraq as govt pushes to end protests

Violence escalates in Iraq as govt pushes to end protests

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the ruling elite.

Syria regime forces set to enter key rebel hub

Syria regime forces set to enter key rebel hub

Syrian regime forces were poised Monday to enter Maaret al-Numan, a town of symbolic and strategic importance in the country's last major opposition bastion that is deserted after months of bombardment.

Foreign experts in Sudan to examine sick lions

Foreign experts in Sudan to examine sick lions

A team of international wildlife conservationists flew in Monday to examine four starving and sick lions at a zoo in the Sudanese capital where a lioness died last week.

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester killed in south Iraq as anti-govt tents torched

One protester was killed early Monday in Iraq's flashpoint city of Nasiriyah, a medic told AFP, as gunmen stormed the square where anti-government demonstrators had been camped out for months.

Iran's Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iran's Rouhani calls for unity, accuses Trump of exploiting rift

Iranians should not allow US President Donald Trump's ‘maximum pressure’ approach to harm national unity ahead of parliamentary elections, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech ...

Iran airliner overshoots runway, stops in highway

Iran airliner overshoots runway, stops in highway

An Iranian passenger plane overshot a runway as it landed Monday in the southwestern city of Bandar-e Mahshahr, barrelling into an adjacent highway without causing casualties, state TV reported.

Protesters keep up anti-govt rallies despite violence in Iraq

Protesters keep up anti-govt rallies despite violence in Iraq

Thousands of students flooded Iraqi streets yesteday to keep up their anti-government movement despite a crackdown, while rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad.

Erdogan says Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means’

Erdogan says Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Libyan crisis could not be solved by “military means”, after talks yesterday with his Algerian counterpart in Algiers.

Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Palestinian officials threatened Sunday to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define relations with Israel, if US President Donald Trump announces his Middle East peace plan next week.

Dozens pulled from rubble as Turkey quake toll hits 35

Dozens pulled from rubble as Turkey quake toll hits 35

Rescue teams working through the night pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey's disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country's east rose to 35.

Iraqi security forces clash with protesters; 12 killed in 3days

Iraqi security forces clash with protesters; 12 killed in 3days

Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets on Sunday in clashes with protesters who resisted with stones and petrol bombs, witnesses and security sources said.

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