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Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.

IS families escape Syria displacement camp

Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.
This handout photograph taken and released by the Turkish Presidential Press Service on August 3, 2018, shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) as he delivers a speech during the 'new goverment's 100 days action plan' meeting in Ankara. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / HO /

President Erdogan: Turkey will launch air, ground operation in Syria

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Saturday that his country will carry out a military intervention in north-eastern Syria on Saturday and Sunday.
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)

Turkey’s president wants Europe to share refugee burden from Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning Europe to share the refugee burden or face a new wave of migrants, as Turkey fears a new influx of Syrian refugees. Erdogan's threat coincides with a surge of migrants entering Greece from Turkey.
FILE PHOTO: A conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile is launched by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) during a test to inform development of future intermediate-range capabilities at San Nicolas Island, California, U.S., August 18, 2019. Scott Howe/U.S. Dept of Defense/Handout via REUTERS

Syria accuses Israel of launching missile attack on Damascus

The Syrian military has accused Israel of launching a missile attack on Israel.
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)

Turkey to deport 12,474 illegal migrants

Turkish authorities on Thursday said that 12,474 illegal migrants have been caught in Istanbul in operations launched since July 12 and sent to repatriation centres for deportation.

10 migrants dead, 30 hurt in Turkey bus crash

Ten illegal immigrants died Wednesday and 30 were injured when the driver of a packed minibus refused an order to stop and crashed into a shop in northwest Turkey, local officials and media said.

Hundreds of Syrians return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned home on Monday from several areas in Lebanon including Tripoli, Saida, Nabatieh, Bekaa and Akkar, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
A girl waves a Syrian flag during a weekend rally against President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights (Ariel Schalit-AP)

Syrians protest Donald Trump decision on Golan Heights

Thousands of Syrians are protesting throughout Syria on Tuesday against US President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, according to the Syrian state news agency SANA.
A woman holds a baby as she stands next to female fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces near Baghouz [Rodi Said-Reuters]

US-backed force expects ‘decisive battle’ against ISIS on Sunday

A US-backed Syrian force closing in on ISIL's last territorial bastion near the Iraqi border expects a "decisive battle" on Sunday after advancing slowly, a spokesperson said.
An agreement with Turkey on Syria's Idlib province has not been fully implemented, raising concerns in Moscow and Damascus, Interfax news agency quoted a Kremlin spokesperson as saying.

Russia: Deal with Turkey on Syria’s Idlib not fully implemented

An agreement with Turkey on Syria's Idlib province has not been fully implemented, raising concerns in Moscow and Damascus, Interfax news agency quoted a Kremlin spokesperson as saying.
A woman wearing a niqab (full face veil) carries a crying infant near the Omar oil field in the countryside of the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province on January 25, 2019, as she arrives with other fleeing families from remaining pockets held by Islamic State (IS) group fighters. – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition, are fighting to expel the last IS fighters from a few hamlets in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. For days, hundreds have been fleeing what remains of the so-called “Hajin pocket” east of the Euphrates, SDF officials say. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)

Coalition strikes kill 42 in IS Syria holdout

Coalition missile strikes have killed 42 people including 13 civilians in what remains of the Islamic State group’s last holdout in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.

Ethiopia bans street begging by Syrians in growing numbers

Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.
Pope Francis speaks after lighting a candle for aid and solidarity for the people of Syria during his Sunday Angelus prayer on December 2, 2018. Tiziana FABI - AFP

Pope lights candle for children of Syria

Pope Francis lit a candle at the Vatican on Sunday for victims of conflicts around the world, and in particular the children of war-torn Syria.

Syrian opposition insists President Assad resign to restore peace

The leader of the Syrian opposition’s negotiation team insisted on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition for restoring peace in the war-torn country.
S-300 Missile System

John Bolton: Russia’s decision to deploy S-300 in Syria ‘a major mistake’

The United States says the Russia decision to supply Syria with an advanced air defence missile system is a "major mistake".

Two dead, 16 rescued after migrant boat capsizes

Two women died and sixteen other mainly Iraqi migrants, including eight children, were rescued on Monday after their boat capsized off the southwestern Turkish coast, the coastguard said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US top envoy Mike Pompeo says ‘world is watching’ the situation in Idlib

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov of "defending the assault" by Syrian government forces on the last rebel stronghold in Idlib province.

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