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‘500 dead’ in Syria regime’s Aleppo assault

2 years, 8 months ago
BEIRUT: A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced mounting pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence.

UN Security Council demands Islamic State hostages freed

3 years, 8 months ago
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the Islamic State group, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants.

Japan PM arrives home to lead hostage crisis response

3 years, 8 months ago
TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived home from the Middle East Wednesday to take charge of Tokyo's response to Islamic militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals unless he pays a $200 million ransom.

IS fighters advance in Syria despite US strikes

4 years, 21 days ago
DAMASCUS/MURSITPINAR Turkey: U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria again on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and…