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Syrian government forces control all of Aleppo's historic Old City after rebel fighters withdrew in the face of army advances overnight, the Syrian Observatory...
US-backed Libyan forces have cleared Sirte of the last of Islamic State control.
Part of Syria's Aleppo has been captured by Syrian government forces.
Fifteen people face the death sentence for allegedly plotting with Iranian intelligence against Saudi Arabia.
A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a slain social media star with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country's highest...
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.
The seven-year-old girl who tweets from besieged Syria was feared dead after her account went silent over the weekend, but a recent post has given followers hope.
Islamic State militants around the world have been urged to carry out a fresh wave of attacks by the group's newly identified spokesman.
A Russian nurse has been killed by rebel shelling of a field hospital in the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo, Russian officials say.
Russian war planes and Syrian military jets and helicopters have been conducting heavy strikes for months against rebels in Idlib, southwest of Aleppo.
Little girl who captured hearts and clouded minds has gone silent on Twitter.
The Syrian army announced new advances, including taking over the motorway leading to the Aleppo International Airport located 10 kilometres from the city centre.
Islamic State fighters are using tunnels, counter-attacks, mortar bombardments and car bombs to slow the advance of Iraqi security forces in Mosul.
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