Tag Archives: Syria

Indonesian authorities detain 17 nationals returning from Syria

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities have detained 17 nationals returning from Syria, including children, suspected of being involved in radical activity, officials told Reuters on Sunday. Immigration office spokesman Agung…

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In Iraq, Hollande says IS battle prevents attacks at home

Baghdad (AFP) – Western support for military action against Islamic State jihadists is key to preventing attacks at home, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in Iraq, where yet another…

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AP PHOTOS: Top Middle East photos from 2016

CAIRO (AP) — For the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan, 2016 was a year of grueling warfare. It saw the campaign against the Islamic State group gain momentum, with international…

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A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from IS

BEIRUT (AP) — A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. LOCATION A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria,…

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US says it hasn't changed position on Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintained Friday that President Bashar Assad shouldn't lead Syria any longer, rejecting a Russian claim that the U.S. has changed its position. Interfax news…

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Refugees in freezing limbo on Greek-Macedonian border

By Lefteris Papadimas IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) – Baby Zaynab lay swaddled in a multicolored blanket as her mother gently tried to rock her to sleep. She didn't obtain much sleep…

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Advisor to Syria peace talks: Women should be at table

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An activist advising the United Nations special envoy for Syria says more women should be at the peace talks, taking part in negotiations. Mouna Ghanem, a…

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US, France warn Syria regime ahead of new peace talks

Geneva (AFP) – The United States & France warned the Syrian regime on Sunday against trying to disrupt the fragile ceasefire as the warring sides prepared for fresh peace talks…

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U.S. warns Syria truce violations could 'tear asunder' peace effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department for the first time on Friday accused Syria of violating a truce with rebels & urged Russia to use its influence to stop…

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Archbishop of Canterbury says migration fears are valid

London (AFP) – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, said Friday that people were entitled to fear the impact of mass migration, in his first…

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