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Russian Bounties: Pentagon Vows ‘Action’ If Intel Confirmed

Top Pentagon officials pledged to 'take action' if the US military could corroborate intelligence suggesting Moscow paid militants linked to…

Syria Warned by Chemical Warfare Watchdog Over Sarin Attacks

Member countries of the global chemical weapons watchdog voted overwhelmingly to take action on a probe that explicitly blamed Syria…

Iran to Bolster Syria Air Defenses, Counter US Pressure

For Iran, Syria has never been just another country in a region mired in sworn enmities and unending conflicts. The…

Idlib: Syria’s Last Major Opposition Stronghold

Idlib is Syria's last major anti-government bastion, which was targeted by a deadly government offensive last year.

UK Set to Resume Saudi Arms Sales Despite Yemen Concerns

Despite the confirmed use of foreign military supplies in Saudi Arabia's deadly bombing campaign in Yemen, Britain has decided to…

Iraqi Jihadism Expert Hisham al-Hashemi Killed in Baghdad

Renowned Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter.

Israel Launches Strikes on Gaza After Rocket Fire

Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night after Israel reported three rockets fired at its…

Saudi-Led Coalition Launches Operation Against Yemen’s Houthis

The Saudi-led military coalition Thursday launched a major operation against Yemen's Houthis, warning rebel leadership after missile and drone attacks…

Hamas Tests Rockets to Warn Israel Over Annexation Plan

As protests flare across Palestinian territories against Israel's plan to annex a part of West Bank, Hamas has showcased its…

UN Blames Afghan Forces for Deadly Market Shelling

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan blamed Afghan forces for firing mortar shells that struck a busy market in…