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FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet gives a speach during a forum on women of African descent…
Government offensive in the northwestern part of the country has led to 900,000 displaced
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:07
Assad Vows to Return All Rebel-held Areas Under Damascus Control
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The Syrian president \declared victory in Aleppo on Monday and vows to retake Idlib
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:39
Yacoub El Hillo, a United Nations representative in Syria, reacts to the camera in old Homs city May 8, 2014. Syrian forces say…
The first meeting of a Libyan Political Forum aimed at forming a new government has also been scheduled for Feb 26 in Geneva
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:41
In this photo released Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers flash the victory…
Syrian president makes a rare televised address after Syrian forces regain complete control of provincial capital from rebel fighters
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:41
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, right, meets with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Feb…
The heavily armed Hezbollah, an ally of Iran, is a main backer of Diab's Cabinet, which took office last month after efforts failed to strike a deal with Saad al-Hariri, a traditional Western ally
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:54
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Ahmad Khalili flew home with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who had been in Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference, Iranian state TV quoted spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:25
A photo released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office, shows Iraqi acting Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi meeting with the…
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said it had received credible allegations of protesters being targeted with hunting rifles, stones and firebombs on the nights of Feb. 14-16, leading to at least 50 injuries
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:33
Civilians flee from Idlib toward the north to find safety inside Syria near the border with Turkey, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold.
Hundreds of thousands trapped in northwestern Syria with little food or adequate shelter for sub-zero temperatures in what United Nations says is greatest humanitarian crisis in region since war erupted almost nine years ago
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:30
In this photo released Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers flash the victory…
The announcement came hours after troops consolidated the government's hold over the key Aleppo province, capturing over 30 villages and hamlets in the western countryside in one day and securing the provincial capital
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 06:28
Taliban political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, first row second from left, Abdul Salam Hanafi and other Taliban…
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Washington says the fate of the deal depends on a successful implementation of a 7-day reduced fighting truce
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:50
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 16, 2020. Rouhani said Sunday  that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid.
Iranian president says Trump thinks a war would 'ruin' his reelection chances
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 16:53
Syrian rebels sit outside Idlib, Syria, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel…
The Syrian government advance also appeared to put the provincial capital of Aleppo out of the firing range of opposition groups for the first time in years, another sign of Syrian President Bashar Assad's growing control of the area
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 14:10
FILE - Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh gestures as he speaks during a workshop on cooperation between Palestinians and East Asian countries, in Jericho in the Israeli-occupied West Bank July 3, 2019.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mohammad Shtayyeh said the US plan was 'no more than a memo of understanding between [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and Trump'
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 11:31
Illegal immigrants from Ethiopia attempting to cross into Yemen smoke shisha in their makeshift shelter in Bosasso, northern…
Every year tens of thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa cross the Gulf of Aden into conflict-ridden Yemen in hopes of finding work in Saudi Arabia
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 09:36
People inspect purported plane crash site in, said to be, Al-Jawf, Yemen on, said to be, February 15, 2020 in this still image…
Iran-linked Huthi rebels claimed to have shot down the aircraft
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Sun, 02/16/2020 - 08:59

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