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Iraqi Forces Say They Are Closing in on Mosul’s al-Nuri Mosque. Credit – Facebook/Iraqi Federal Police via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

Iraqi forces reportedly advanced against Islamic State in Old Mosul on June 21, moving eastward across the last stronghold of Islamic...

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Ousted: Saudi king’s stunning royal replacement

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

SAUDI Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as...

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IS Video Shows Locals Collecting River Water Amid Report of Shortages. Credit – Amaq via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

Amid reports from media activists in Raqqa of severe water shortages, the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq News released video on June 20...

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Former Vietnamese Refugee Helps Syrian Family Adapt to New Life in Canada. Credit – UNHCR via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

Thuy Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee who resettled in Canada in the 1970s, welcomed into her home in 2016 the Noumans, a Syrian family from...

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Syrian Refugee Chef Shares His Passion for Cooking in Kuala Lumpur. Credit – UNHCR via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

Abu Luay, a Syrian refugee and chef living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, appeared at the Food and Arts of Middle East (FAME) Festival in...

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UNHCR Releases Global Refugee Data Trends Report 2016. Credit – UNHCR via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

“War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced,” says the United Nations High...

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Russia to ‘target’ US warplanes

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

RUSSIA says it will now consider US planes in Syria as “aerial targets” and cease communications via a military hotline in a rapid...

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Coalition shoots down Syrian jet

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

The US-led coalition downed a Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside during a Syrian combat mission against Islamic State...

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Activists Report Air Raids in Daraa Shortly Before Ramadan Ceasefire Implementation. Credit – YouTube/SMART News Agency via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Russia | 0 comments

Activists in rebel-held Daraa city reported several air raids during the morning hours of June 17, mere hours before the implementation of...

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US soldiers wounded in ‘insider attack’

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

THREE American troops were wounded on Saturday in an apparent insider attack by an Afghan soldier inside a military base, an official...

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30 sentenced over prosecutor murder

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

AN Egyptian criminal court has sentenced to death 31 Islamists for their part in the June 2015 assassination of the country’s top...

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Iraqi Forces Reportedly Capture Borders With Syria and Jordan. Credit – People’s Mobilization Front via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

People’s Mobilization Forces, Hashed Shaabi, said that Iraqi forces captured Iraq’s borders with Syria and Jordan from Islamic State on...

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International Aid Convoy Enters Rebel-Held Homs Town of Talbiseh. Credit – ICRC Syria via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

A convoy of 45 vehicles brought food, medicine and other aid to the besieged and embattled opposition-held town of Talbiseh, in the Syrian...

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More Than a Dozen Air Raids Reported in Rebel-Held Daraa City. Credit – Nabaa Media via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

Over a dozen air raids targeted rebel-held areas of Daraa city’s Tariq al-Asad neighborhood on June 15. Syrian activists claimed the air...

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NT soldiers arrive home from mid-east

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

THERE were tears, laughter and excitement at Darwin Airport on Thursday, as 120 soldiers returned home to their loving families after six...

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Kurdish Forces Discover Islamic State Car Bomb Factory in Eastern Raqqa. Credit – YouTube/Furat FM via Storyful

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Asia, Middle East | 0 comments

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces carried out clearing operations in newly captured areas of eastern Raqqa on June 12-13. One car bomb...

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Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

SAIF al-Islam Gaddafi has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he was being held following the 2011 revolt against his late...

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IS leader ‘killed in Syria’

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

UNVERIFIED reports from Syrian state run TV claim that the leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in an air strike...

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Trump praised for Qatar scolding

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

SAUDI Arabia and Bahrain welcomed US President Donald Trump’s demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to a US...

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Qatar fights back over flight bans

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Middle East | 0 comments

EMIRATES and Etihad Airlines have suspended all flights to and from Qatar as Arab nations sever diplomatic ties to the country and give...

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