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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Washington should pressure Turkey not to allow money and weapons into northern Syria, accusing Ankara and its president of backing “terrorists.”
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
Kurdish fighters have reportedly expelled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists from the Syrian border town of Kobane after more than four months of fighting, while Iraqi forces announced landmark gains in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala.
Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds at central Damascus, a monitoring group said
UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie returned to Dohuk on Jan. 25 to visit Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to offer support and emphasize the dire needs of 3.3 million displaced people in the area
CAIRO - Reuters
At least 17 people were killed on Jan. 25 in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president
The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Jan. 26, prison officials said, a day after the violent anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat.
Iranian Central Bank's deputy governor has made the announcement, according to a government news agency
About 2,000 vehicles that have been stolen in Turkey have been sent to Syria in the last two years, most of them having been sold to jihadists fighting in the neighboring country
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
The Pentagon has confirmed that it has begun training 3,600 Iraqi and Kurdish forces against ISIL, but has yet to begin recruiting and actively vetting their Syrian counterparts.
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.
United Nations, United States - Agence France-Presse
The United Nations says it has carried out 54 aid deliveries to Syrians through newly-authorized convoys from neighboring countries since July, helping around 600,000 people in rebel-held territory.
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