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Turkey says it captured dead IS leader Baghdadi’s sister in Syria

The Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the extremist group.

05 Nov 2019 8:05 AM

Islamic State confirms death of its founder, names new leader

'We mourn you... commander of faithful,' said Abu Hamza al-Quraishi -- presented as jihadist group's new spokesman -- in audio statement.

01 Nov 2019 8:18 AM

'Reached a dead end': Lebanon PM resigns amid nationwide protests

As Hariri announced his resignation, scores of demonstrators in Beirut celebrated with joy.

30 Oct 2019 8:09 PM

Syrian agent stole ISIS chief Baghdadi's underwear for DNA test before his death

Baghdadi had been about to change location to the Syrian town of Jarablus when the operation happened, he said.

29 Oct 2019 1:05 PM

Lebanon army cracks down on protests as government bickers

Groups of young people gathered on the streets of the capital, preparing for a new day of protests despite the burgeoning crackdown.

19 Oct 2019 7:52 PM

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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatens Israel after Beirut ‘drone attack’

Hezbollah, considered terrorist organisation by Israel and US, is a major political actor in Lebanon.

26 Aug 2019 9:28 AM

US says it struck al Qaeda ‘safe haven’ in Syria

The US said it carried out a strike on Sunday against al Qaeda in northwest Syria, calling the area a ‘safe haven’ for the group.

01 Jul 2019 6:34 PM

Nearly 5,000 flee last IS enclave in eastern Syria

Nearly 5,000 people, including almost 500 IS fighters, have left Syria

23 Jan 2019 11:59 AM

Bomb blast in a bus kills 3 civilians in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

A bomb blast in a bus killed three civilians on Sunday in the northern Syrian city of Afrin.

21 Jan 2019 8:24 AM

5 children among civilians killed in US-led coalition strikes in Syria: Monitor

'The death toll is likely to rise due to the number of seriously wounded,' the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

04 Nov 2018 1:38 PM

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'Full blame' on Israel, says Russia as Syria accidentally downs its jet

The incident, which happened late Monday, was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies.

18 Sep 2018 3:37 PM

Islamic State leader Baghdadi resurfaces, urges supporters to attack West

Baghdadi’s speech was mainly focused on decline of American influence around the world and claimed credit on behalf of the Islamic State.

23 Aug 2018 2:00 PM

ISIS chief Baghdadi urges Muslims to wage ‘jihad’ in purported new audio recording

It is the first purported recording of the ISIS leader to be released since September last year.

23 Aug 2018 10:03 AM

Death toll in IS suicide bombings, shootings in Syria rise to nearly 250

In Wednesday's attacks, worst bloodshed in Sweida since civil war began in 2011, more than half the people killed were civilians.

26 Jul 2018 1:41 PM

Commander says Iran's people will punch US Secretary of State in mouth

'History has shown that with attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki America is the top criminal with regard to missiles,' Ismail Kowsari said.

22 May 2018 2:30 PM

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Activists want Dubai to reveal whereabouts of princess who ran away due to restrictions

In March, 32-yr-old announced she was fleeing the emirate because of mistreatment and restrictions imposed by her family.

05 May 2018 6:13 PM

Russia hints at providing advanced air defence systems to Syria

Col Gen Sergei Rudskoi said in a statement on Wednesday that Russia will supply Syria with 'new missile defence systems soon.'

25 Apr 2018 4:22 PM

Syrian rebels 'forced' to leave besieged town in eastern Ghouta enclave

The government-controlled Military Media Centre says 1,500 rebels and 6,000 civilians will leave Harasta on Thursday.

22 Mar 2018 2:20 PM

Islamic State takes Damascus area, kills 36 Syria troops: monitor

‘IS took full control of Qadam, and 36 government troops and loyalist fighters have been killed.’

20 Mar 2018 6:15 PM

Syria: UN first-aid convoy reaches stripped of vital medical supplies

A WHO official said the govt removed most medical material from UN vehicles including surgical kits, insulin and dialysis equipment.

05 Mar 2018 7:52 PM

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