Category Archives: Middle East

Syria rebels say government mobilizes despite truce

By Tom Perry, Paul Carrel & Elizabeth Piper BEIRUT/PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – A major Syrian insurgent group said on Friday the government was mobilizing forces to capture more territory, & a…

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EU set to give emergency aid to Greece for migrants

Brussels (AFP) – The EU will unveil plans Wednesday for emergency aid to Greece to assist trapped migrants, in what would be the bloc's first distribution of humanitarian cash to…

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France razes migrant camp as Greece seeks EU aid

Calais (France) (AFP) – Demolition workers tore down more makeshift shelters in France's grim "Jungle" migrant camp Tuesday, as Greece pleaded for EU aid to assist shelter thousands of refugees…

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Philippine assault seizes terrorist lair, kills 24 militants

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A major Philippine military offensive has killed 24 suspected local sympathizers of the Islamic State group & captured their remote southern stronghold, where troops raised the…

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Macedonia police fire teargas at migrants while Europe bickers

By Alexandros Avramidis & Lefteris Karagiannopoulos IDOMENI/ATHENS (Reuters) – Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided…

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