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Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video
Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes
Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes

A Syrian woman whose horrifying footage of the siege of Homs was turned into a film by an exiled director was on Friday given a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, a few hours after the pair met for the first time.

Syrian woman's siege of Homs film gets standing ovation at Cannes
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned rebels Friday for cutting water supplies to the besieged northern Syrian city of Aleppo, calling for services to be restored immediately.

Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo
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Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria

Five aid workers from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who were kidnapped in Syria in January have been freed, the medical charity said.

Five MSF aid workers freed in Syria
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British journalists shot and beaten in Syria kidnapping

Two British journalists were recovering in Turkey on Thursday after being shot and beaten by rebel kidnappers while covering the Syrian conflict, the Times reported.

British journalists shot and beaten in Syria kidnapping
Obama meets Syrian opposition leader
Obama meets Syrian opposition leader

President Barack Obama met Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba Tuesday in a show of support for moderate, embattled foes of President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama meets Syrian opposition leader
A boy affected by what activists say was a gas attack. ©Reuters/Amer Alfaj
HRW says 'strong evidence' Syria govt used chlorine gas

Evidence "strongly suggests" Syria's government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW says 'strong evidence' Syria govt used chlorine gas
60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO
60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO

Around 60,000 people have fled towns in Deir Ezzor province of eastern Syria that have been the scene of fierce clashes between rival jihadists, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

60,000 flee inter-jihadist battle in east Syria: NGO
Mortar fire in Damascus kills 12, wounds 50: state media
Mortar fire in Damascus kills 12, wounds 50: state media

Mortar shells slammed into central Damascus on Tuesday, hitting a technical institute in a barrage that killed 12 people and wounded 50, state media reported.

Mortar fire in Damascus kills 12, wounds 50: state media
Small French park becomes home for desperate Syrian families
Small French park becomes home for desperate Syrian families

They ended up there penniless after wandering from country to country for months.

Small French park becomes home for desperate Syrian families
Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news
Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news

Mortar rounds fired on the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday killed a child and wounded at least 41 people, among them more children, state media said.

Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news
UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria
UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the shooting death Monday of a well-known Dutch priest in Syria as an "inhumane act of violence."

UN chief decries death of Dutch priest in Syria
Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN
Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN
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Kazakhstani militants in Syria

The number of Kazakhstanis participating in military actions in Syria has been overstated.

Kazakhstani militants in Syria
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. ©Reuters/Brendan Smialowski
Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip

King Abdullah meets President Barack Obama Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long Saudi-US alliance.

Mistrust overshadows Obama's Saudi trip
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Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan

Participation in foreign armed conflicts has become a criminal offence in Kazakhstan.

Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border

Syrian regime forces were Monday readying an assault on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning key opposition bastion Yabrud.

Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
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France indicts two women over 'Syria-bound' teenage girl

French prosecutors on Friday charged two women over the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl who is believed to have travelled to Syria to fight alongside jihadist rebels.

France indicts two women over 'Syria-bound' teenage girl
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, underwent a successful heart operation in neighbouring Lebanon on Friday, Syrian television reported.

Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut