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Syria rebels capture key Idlib army bases
Takeover of bases following heavy fighting that left 31 soldiers dead considered a blow to Syrian government.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2014 13:20 GMT
Sustaining Iran's regional ambitions at all costs
There is growing unease in Iran over the accumulated financial burden of Tehran's regional military commitments.
Last updated: 14 Dec 2014 09:08 GMT
Let's see Turkey for what it really is
Leaders in the West would be wise not to dismiss Turkey altogether because of Erdogan's ironfisted leadership style.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2014 12:56 GMT
Russia's burgeoning ISIL problem
As many as 2,500 people from Russia's restive North Caucasus region have become fighters in Syria and Iraq.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2014 09:11 GMT
Garbage divides Syrian neighbourhood
Trash has been piling up in the district of Alaya, where waste collectors say they have faced repeated attacks.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2014 10:22 GMT
Syrian gunmen capture Lebanese soldiers
Qatar stops mediation efforts to release hostages, as three more Lebanese soldiers are snatched by armed fighters.
Last updated: 08 Dec 2014 09:57 GMT
Iran 'confirms strikes against ISIL'
Iranian deputy foreign minister tells British newspaper that his country carried out air strikes in neighbouring Iraq.
Last updated: 07 Dec 2014 08:20 GMT
'Waynun': Searching for Syria's disappeared
New campaign aims to shed light on untold number of Syrians who have been abducted during the country's war.
Last updated: 04 Dec 2014 10:22 GMT
Iran denies bombing ISIL targets in Iraq
No air strikes launched against ISIL, official says, responding to 'sighting' of Iranian warplane in Al Jazeera footage.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2014 11:20 GMT
Fighters in Syria recruited 'for a cause'
Senegal-born French national uses online platforms to urge people in Western countries to migrate to 'land of Islam'.
Last updated: 30 Nov 2014 09:58 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
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Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
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