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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya spoke on Sept. 18 for the first time in nearly a year, adding impetus to a surprise reconciliation between their factions locked in bitter dispute for 10 years.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
United Nations war crimes investigators on Sept. 6 said they had evidence that Syrian government forces were behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Khan Sheikhun in April.
More than 5,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen since March 2015, including 1,184 children, the U.N. human rights office said on Sept. 5, renewing its calls for an international probe into the conflict.
None of the sides can claim victory in the Syrian civil war, U.N. peace talks mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Sept. 6, adding that Syria's opposition must accept that they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar al-Assad.
BEIRUT - Reuters
With a sudden lunge through jihadist lines, the Syrian military and its allies on Sept. 4 came to within three kilometres of relieving the Euphrates city of Deir al-Zor, where Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has besieged an army garrison and 93,000 civilians for years.
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Washington's ambassador to the United Nations warned Sept. 5 that, if left unchanged, the Iran nuclear deal could allow Tehran to pose the same kind of missile threat to U.S. cities as North Korea.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Fierce clashes between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and pro-regime forces in central Syria have left over 150 fighters dead in 24 hours, mostly jihadists, a monitor said Sept. 3.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Iran thanked Saudi Arabia yesterday for its handling of the annual hajj pilgrimage, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals.
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iran has tested its home-grown air defence system, designed to match the Russian S-300, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' air defense has said.
DEIR AL-ZOR – Agence France-Presse
Syria’s army broke a years-long Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) siege on the government enclave of Deir Ezzor city on Tuesday as it battles to expel the jihadists from a key stronghold.
Cansu Çamlıbel – WASHINGTON
Outgoing army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in its bid to sweep jihadists from the Middle Euphrates River Valley during the final stand.