Russian-backed Syria talks derailed as rebels boycott

Turkey backs boycotting rebel groups, who claim continued Russian aggression in western areas of the country

9 days ago
All-out assault mounted to recapture oil terminals in strife-torn Libya

Forces in eastern Libya have launched a campaign to recapture two oil terminals seized from them by rival fighters earlier this month

9 days ago
Tahrir al-Sham claims double suicide attack in Damascus

The Islamist group says the attacks targeted Iranian militias accused of backing Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s ‘tyrannical rule’

11 days ago
Qatar in talks with Pakistan on 2022 World Cup security

The Gulf country’s prime minister meets Pakistan’s army chief in Qatar for military support during the 32-team competition

16 days ago
Assaults gain ground in Iraq and Syria

Supported by the US-led anti-IS coalition, Iraqi forces and a Kurdish-Arab alliance in Syria are battling to push the jihadists from Mosul and Raqa

17 days ago
Syria army retakes Palmyra from Islamic State

The ancient world heritage city has traded hands several times during Syria’s six-year civil war and become a symbol of IS’s wanton destruction

21 days ago