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An Israeli missile attack hit military sites in the southern countryside of the capital Damascus on Tuesday night, causing damage only, state news agency SANA reported.

Israel missile attack hits Syrian military targets

An Israeli missile attack hit military sites in the southern countryside of the capital Damascus on Tuesday night, causing damage only, state news agency SANA reported.

Gas pipeline explosion cuts power across Syria

An explosion at a major natural gas pipeline near the Syrian capital of Damascus triggered power outages across the Middle Eastern nation, according to state media.
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan checks his phone during the 10th International Institute for the Strategic Studies in Manama, Bahrain, December 6, 2014. (AP Photo-Hasan Jamali-File)

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

Telephone calls began ringing Sunday between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, marking the first concrete step of a U.S.-brokered diplomatic deal between the nations that required Israel to halt plans to annex land sought by the Palestinians.

Yemeni al-Qaeda execute dentist for ‘spying’

Al-Qaeda militants in war-torn Yemen executed a dentist accused of spying for the government and guiding US drone strikes targeting the Islamist extremists, a local official said on Sunday.

Iran promise to boost military links with Syria

Iran on Wednesday said it would assist Syria in boosting its air defence systems, the Chief of Staff of Iran’s armed forces said.

Lagos attracts $250 million investment for new industrial-residential development

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A Turkey-backed Syrian fighter fires a truck-mounted gun towards the town of Saraqeb on Wednesday [Omar Haj Kadour-AFP]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province as Turkey vowed "to respond in kind" with attacks on "all" their positions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Syria says Turkish leader ‘disconnected from reality’ after threats

The Syrian government on Wednesday described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “disconnected from reality” after he threatened to attack regime forces “everywhere” in Syria.
Sidqi al-Maqt is freed from prison (Haim Horenstein)

Israel releases man convicted of spying for Syria in swap deal

Israel has announced the release of two prisoners - one of whom was convicted of spying for Syria - as part of a swap deal brokered by Russia.

Five Mali soldiers killed by roadside bomb

Five Malian soldiers were killed on Monday in a roadside bomb attack in the volatile centre of the country, a government spokesperson said.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Reactions trail US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint.
French President Emmanuel Macron - AFP PHOTO - POOL - YOAN VALAT

French troops kill 33 militants in Mali

French President, Emmanuel Macron, said on Saturday his country’s troops have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali.

Police in Greece arrest 12 migrants over violence in Samos camp

The police in Greece said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 migrants suspected of starting a mass brawl in a camp on the island of Samos three days earlier.
The children were possibly killed in an attempt to stop the El Nino weather phenomenon [Programa Arqueologico Huanchaco-AFP]

Archaeologists in Peru find remains of 227 sacrificed children

Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a grave containing the bodies of 227 children, who were almost certainly killed as part of a child sacrifice ritual.
Smoke billows following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the jihadist-held Idlib province, on June 1, 2019. (Photo by Anas AL-dyab - AFP)

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

Israel carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.
Mazloum Kobani, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), speaks with AFP during an interview in the countryside outside the northwestern Syrian city of Hasakah, in the province of the same name, on January 24, 2019. – Any deal between Syria’s Kurds and the Damascus regime should respect the “special status” of Kurdish-led forces who fought the Islamic State (IS) group, Kobani said. The SDF control around a third of Syria after expelling jihadists from a large northeastern swathe of the war-torn country with backing from the US-led coalition. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Damascus accuses Kurd-led alliance of ‘treason’

The Syrian government has accused Kurdish leaders of “treason” for organising a conference with allied Arab tribes to plot out the political future of territory under their alliance’s control.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.
Alan García

Peru ex-president Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself

Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation, a party official said.

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