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Iraqi paramilitaries shut more Islamic State escape routes to Syria border

Iraqi paramilitary units captured the northern province of Hatra on Thursday, cutting off several desert tracks used by Islamic State to move between Iraq...

Kremlin criticises Israeli air strikes on Syria, calls for restraint

The Kremlin criticised Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria on Thursday, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightens tension...

Turkey’s Erdogan to be named candidate for AKP leadership in May

Turkey's ruling AK Party will name President Tayyip Erdogan as a candidate for its leadership at an extraordinary congress on 21 May, a senior...

Syria enters French election debate as Le Pen aide calls Assad ‘ally’

A top aide of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen raised doubts on Thursday about a French intelligence report accusing Syria's leadership of a...

Turkey to release imprisoned lawmakers, claims HDP deputy

Turkey's Constitutional Court will release imprisoned Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, the opposition party's Adana deputy has claimed.Speaking to Turkish language channel KRT, Meral...

France ‘hiding truth’ on suspected chemical attack: Damascus

Syria on Thursday accused France of concealing the real identity of those behind a deadly suspected chemical attack, a day after Paris said it...

Syria denounces Turkish airstrikes, calls for UN action

Syria's Foreign Ministry has denounced Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in the country's northeast on Tuesday, state-run news agency SANA reported.An official source at the...

Israeli missiles hit Syrian military position near Damascus airport

Several Israeli missiles hit a Syrian military position southwest of Damascus airport at dawn on Thursday, Syrian state media said.The "Israeli aggression" resulted in...

Turkey sends condolences for killed Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

Turkey's Prime Minister has conveyed his condolences to Kurdistan Regional Government President for the death of five peshmerga in Turkish airstrikes. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke...

Merkel urges Turkey to respond to report on irregularities in referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey on Thursday to answer questions raised by European observers, who found a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's...

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By Sossie Kasbarian*April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman state murdered 1.5m Ottoman Armenians. But while...

Islamic State suspect says he met with AKP mayor during Kobani clashes

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