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Syria rebels use new arms to down chopper

Syria rebels use new arms to down chopper

Syrian rebels downed an army helicopter for the first time Tuesday with a ground-to-air missile from newly acquired stocks in what a watchdog said could be a turning point in the 20-month conflict. Meanwhile Russia, which has blocked UN resolutions […]


Iran slams US for pulling plug on nuclear conference

Iran slams US for pulling plug on nuclear conference

A US announcement that a conference on a Middle East free of nuclear weapons cannot be held as foreseen is a “serious setback,” Iran said Monday, accusing Washington of protecting Israel. “The US cannot unilaterally decide for the sake of […]


Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight

Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight

Israel and its Hamas foes are each claiming gains from a week of fighting in and around Gaza, but analysts doubt if the army of a sovereign state can ever score a conclusive win against an irregular force rooted in […]


Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria

Turkey to ask for NATO support on border with Syria

NATO said Monday it would urgently consider a request from Ankara to deploy Patriot missiles along Turkey’s troubled border with Syria as the EU announced its recognition of the new Syrian opposition coalition. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the […]


Israel’s Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Iron Dome, Israel’s much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. Since the latest round of bloodshed erupted 48 hours ago with an Israeli strike on […]


Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan

Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan

Israel artillery has fired back at Syria after gunfire hit an Israeli military vehicle in the Golan Heights. The incident comes amid high tensions in the region as Israel is waging an offensive against Gaza while civil war continues in […]


US military has Syria task force in Jordan: report

US military has Syria task force in Jordan: report

The US military has sent a task force to Jordan to help it handle an influx of Syrian refugees and prepare for scenarios including loose chemical weapons, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times said the 150-strong force of […]


Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey Attacks Syria Targets After Deadly Mortar Attack

Turkey says its military has attacked targets inside neighboring Syria after mortar fire from Syria struck inside Turkey and killed five Turkish civilians. A statement from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces had targeted “places in Syria […]


Iraq takes delivery of final batch of US tanks

Iraq takes delivery of final batch of US tanks

Iraq’s military took delivery of nine American M1A1 Abrams tanks, the last in an order of 140 that it has received over the past two years, the US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement on Wednesday. The tanks, which […]


 
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