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Syrian pro-government forces take part in an operation to take control of Aleppo's Suleiman al-Halabi neighbourhood, which is divided by the frontline that separates the rebel-held east and regime-held west of the northern city, on September 30, 2016. Syrian regime forces advanced in the battleground city of Aleppo, backed by …

Clashes Near Damascus Despite Syria Truce

Syrian pro-government forces clashed with rebels around the main water source for Damascus on Thursday, a monitor said, threatening a fragile ceasefire as it entered its seventh day.

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Gaza Hamas Leaders Seek ‘New Era’ With Egypt After Accusations

Three senior leaders of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas traveled to Cairo on Saturday to try to repair relations with Egypt after years of tension. The visit comes a week after Egypt accused Hamas of involvement in last year’s assassination of

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Pope Calls For Peace in Israel in Christmas Address

Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message on Friday to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said were causing immense suffering in many countries. Security was tight at the Vatican as Francis, marking the third