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Syria conflict: Manbij militia to hand villages to army

Syria conflict: Manbij militia to hand villages to army

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Manbij Military Council is part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance A US-allied Syrian militia has said it will hand over villages west of the town of Manbij to the army in order to stop Turkish-backed rebels taking them. The Manbij Military Council, part of the Kurdish-led Syrian […]

Germany arrests Syria war crimes suspect

Germany arrests Syria war crimes suspect

Image copyright AP Image caption The man was arrested in Duesseldorf. Pictured: An al-Nusra Front fighter A Syrian national has been arrested in Germany accused of war crimes involving the murder of dozens of civil servants. The man named as Abdalfatah HA is suspected of being part of a unit with an al-Qaeda-linked group formerly […]

Gigi Hadid covers first Vogue Arabia issue

Vogue Arabia launches this month – and Gigi Hadid has been revealed as its first cover star. Writing on her Instagram page, the model said: “Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of Vogue Arabia.” Two different editions of the magazine’s first issue have been produced – one […]

Cement firm Lafarge paid Syrian armed groups

Cement firm Lafarge paid Syrian armed groups

Image copyright AFP Image caption The dealings with armed groups took place before Lafarge merged with Holcim Cement maker LafargeHolcim says it has uncovered evidence that a Lafarge factory in Syria provided funding to local armed groups. It said those in charge of the Jalabiya plant had taken “unacceptable” measures in order to keep the […]

Palmyra: Syrian forces ‘enter’ IS-held town

Palmyra: Syrian forces ‘enter’ IS-held town

Media captionA look inside the ruins after they were recaptured from so-called Islamic State in March 2016 Syrian government forces have entered the ancient city of Palmyra, pushing back militants from so-called Islamic State (IS), activists say. The troops and their allies, backed by Russian air strikes, have reportedly seized part of a neighbourhood in […]

Syria conflict: All parties committed war crimes in Aleppo – UN

Syria conflict: All parties committed war crimes in Aleppo – UN

Image copyright AFP Image caption Both the Syrian and Russian government denied targeting civilians in Aleppo UN human rights investigators say Syrian civilians fell victim to war crimes committed by all parties during the battle for Aleppo last year. Daily air strikes by Syria’s government and its ally Russia claimed hundreds of lives, according to […]

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces cut IS escape route to Tal Afar

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces cut IS escape route to Tal Afar

Image copyright AFP Image caption Popular Mobilisation militiamen have cut the road to prevent IS sending reinforcements to Mosul Iraqi forces are reported to have taken control of the last major road out of western Mosul, preventing Islamic State militants from fleeing the city. A source in the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation force told the BBC […]

Tunisia beach attack: 33 face charges for failing to help tourists

Tunisia beach attack: 33 face charges for failing to help tourists

Image caption Rezgui roamed the Imperial Hotel unchallenged during his attack Hotel security guards are among 33 people facing charges that they failed to help tourists during 2015’s deadly attack on a beach in Sousse, Tunisian officials say. They are accused of not assisting a person in danger, leading to their death, spokesman Sofian Sliti […]

Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

Syria war: Russia and China veto sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption UN investigations have said that the Syrian government carried out three chemical weapons attacks Russia and China have vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons. It is the seventh time Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to protect the […]

Syria al-Qaeda leader ‘targeted in strike on car’

Syria al-Qaeda leader ‘targeted in strike on car’

Image copyright Local Co-ordination Committees Image caption Syrian opposition activists posted this photo which shows the car targeted, they say The deputy leader of al-Qaeda was the target of an air strike in the Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, according to unconfirmed reports. It is not clear whether Abu al-Khayr al-Masri survived the attack. […]