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School of hard knocks

Students of Abu al-Nuwar primary school study on the debris of their school building in Jerusalem on Sunday after Israeli forces demolished some of the classrooms on the grounds that the school was unlicensed.
Source: IC | 2018/2/5 22:03:39

In Syria's Afrin, locals mobilize to protect territory from Turkey

Ammunition belts slung over their shoulders, voices cracking from the chanting, dozens of young Syrian Kurds gather in Afrin's town square to enlist in the "resistance" movement against a Turkish-backed assault.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/5 21:48:39

Iran urges Turkey to 'stop' military operations in Syria

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday urged Turkey to stop the military operations against the Kurdish militants entering Syria's Afrin.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 20:49:05

947 militants "neutralized" in Turkey's operation in Syria: military

A total of 947 militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin region, the military said in a statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:37:08

Man shot, detained while trying to forcefully enter Iran's presidential office

The Iranian presidential security guards shot a man armed with a knife and was trying to trespass onto the premises of the Iranian presidential office in the capital Tehran on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:34:38

Palestinian official calls for stopping trading in Israeli currency in Palestinian territories

A senior Palestinian official called on Monday for stopping using Israeli currency in the market in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:33:49

Palestinians denounce Israel's demolition of schoolrooms in East Jerusalem

Palestinian National Authority (PNA) denounced Sunday the demolition of two schoolrooms in a Bedouin community in East Jerusalem by Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 1:37:42

Palestinian children call for int'l intervention to end Gaza's worsening crisis

Dozens of Palestinian children demonstrated in Gaza on Sunday to appeal for international intervention to end the worsening economic crisis in the Israeli-besieged enclave.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 1:37:07

Taking aim

A Palestinian protester confronts an Israeli soldier during an army search operation in the Palestinian village of Burqin in the northern occupied West Bank on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 23:33:40

Downed in Syria

A photo taken on Saturday shows smoke billowing from the site of a downed Sukhoi-25 fighter jet in Syria's northwest province of Idlib. Rebel fighters shot down the Russian plane over Syria's northwest Idlib province and captured its pilot, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 23:28:40

Seven Turkish soldiers die in Syria, including five in tank attack

Seven Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday in Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria, including five who died in a single attack on a tank, the army said.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 21:48:39

After six-year hiatus, church in eastern Syria regroups

A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St. Mary in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor city.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 21:33:40

Turkey hopes Syria offensive will secure return of refugees

Turkey has been providing the best conditions for 3.5 millions of displaced Syrians with a generosity commended by the international community and hopes that its military operation in northern Syria will speed up their return amid fears of internal anti-refugee tensions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 20:14:49

Syrian rebels claim downing Russian warplane in Idlib

Syrian rebels on Saturday shot down a suspected Russian warplane that was carrying out airstrikes on the countryside of Idlib Province in the northwest of the country, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 1:23:58

47 militants killed as Afghan forces step up operations on militant groups

Up to 47 anti-government militants have been killed in the eastern and northern regions of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours as the government forces have stepped up operations against armed militants in the war-battered country, officials said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 23:38:25

25 militants killed in N. Afghan province

A total of 25 militants have been killed over the past 24 hours as the government forces attacked Taliban positions in the northern Faryab province, a police spokesman said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 14:54:48

Syrian army closes in on strategic al-Qaida stronghold in Idlib

The Syrian army is only a few kilometers from a strategic stronghold of the al-Qaida-linked militants in the northwestern province of Idlib, a military source told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 7:21:27

Israeli aircraft strikes Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

An Israeli aircraft targeted at a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip on early Friday morning in retaliation to earlier rocket fire at southern Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 7:18:32