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IS-claimed suicide attacks kill 5 in Yemen's Aden

Aden - 

Two suicide car bombings against security forces in the southern Yemeni port of Aden killed at least five people Saturday, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. 

UN chief wants Syria ceasefire 'immediately'

UN chief wants Syria ceasefire 'immediately'
United Nations - 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the Security Council's demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria and said it must be "immediately" implemented.

Pressure mounts to relieve 'hell on earth' in Syria enclave

Pressure mounts to relieve 'hell on earth' in Syria enclave
Douma - 

International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300.

Targeting of civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta 'must stop': UN

Targeting of civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta 'must stop': UN
Beirut - 

Heavy Syrian bombardment of the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta is targeting civilians and must stop immediately, the United Nations warned Monday.

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope

Sports academy in Egypt gives Syrian children hope
Alexandria - 

When Amir al-Awad fled Syria for Egypt, he intended to cross the Mediterranean for a European country.

Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard

Tehran - 

An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said.

Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: diplomatic source

Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: diplomatic source

Aden - 

Turkey has "never used" chemical weapons in Syria and accusations that it had done so during its offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia are "baseless", a Turkish diplomatic source said on Saturday.

Drone kills 2 Qaeda suspects as Yemen troops launch assault

Drone kills 2 Qaeda suspects as Yemen troops launch assault

Aden - 

A US drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a security official said Saturday.

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