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Syrian Kurds Battle IS To Retain Control Of Kobani

Aleppo Airstrikes Killed 10 children; Russia Announces Temporary Halt

By R. A. Jayme - Oct 18, 2016 10:23 PM EDT

In Syria's largest city, another 14 family members -- including two infants and eight other children -- were killed on Monday due to airstrikes on Aleppo, according to the activist group Aleppo Media Center. The news came hours after at least 45 people were killed in other two neighborhoods.

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Jaelyn Young Pleads Guilty Of Attempting To Join ISIS

By R. Siva Kumar - Mar 30, 2016 12:36 PM EDT

Jaelyn Young, a 20-year-old Mississippi woman, pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge Tuesday. Last Aug, she was caught with her fiancé before they boarded a flight to Syria.

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Putin Announces Partial Russian Withdrawal From Syria, Surprises Foes

By Jenn Loro - Mar 17, 2016 07:52 AM EDT

Putin announces partial withdrawal from Syria after meeting its objectives. However, analysts remain wary of Russia’s deep-seated intentions in its effort to project influence in future peace negotiations.

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Amnesty International Slams EU-Turkey Refugee Deal For ‘Legal And Moral Flaws’

By Jenn Loro - Mar 14, 2016 07:26 AM EDT

Amnesty International condemns the draft EU-Turkey refugee plan for violating international law and for being morally outrageous to the plight of migrants fleeing from violence, persecution, and hardship. The proposed deal also came under fire for lack of refugee protection, logistical difficulties, and lack of trust on both sides.

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Truce Deal Stops Fighting In Syria But Not With Terrorists

By Jenn Loro - Feb 28, 2016 03:44 PM EST

The US-Russian-brokered truce among warring parties in the Syrian conflict resulted to a relative calm across Syria albeit with continuing attacks against extremists who are not part of the ceasefire.

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Russian Airstrikes Attacked Rebel Areas Before Ceasefire Starts

By Jenn Loro - Feb 27, 2016 08:13 PM EST

Russian jets were reportedly targeting rebel held positions just hours before US-Russian brokered truce were due to take effect between the Syrian government and nearly 100 rebel factions.

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Austria And Other Balkan Nations Impose Stricter Border Policies For Migrants

By Jenn Loro - Feb 26, 2016 10:32 AM EST

Austria and some EU member-states have signed an agreement with 6 Balkan states on stemming the flow of migrants as Europe’s refugee crisis worsens

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Swedish Teen Rescued from ISIS Speaks Out, Says Life was ‘Hard’

By Cheri Cheng - Feb 24, 2016 03:18 PM EST

The Swedish teen who was rescued by Kurdish Special Forces has spoken out about her experience in Iraq.

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Syria Accepts Truce Deal; Will Start Ceasefire On Feb 27

By Jenn Loro - Feb 24, 2016 11:03 AM EST

The US-Russian-sponsored Syria truce plan is due to take effect on February 27 as agreed upon by the Assad-led regime and rebel factions belonging to the mainstream opposition.

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Kurds Help Rescue Swedish Teen from ISIS-Controlled Territory in Iraq

By Cheri Cheng - Feb 23, 2016 04:08 PM EST

Kurdish fighters have rescued a Swedish teenager in Iraq, officials said.

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Homs And Damascus Bombing In Syria Left 140 Dead

By Jenn Loro - Feb 23, 2016 10:13 AM EST

Dozens of people were reportedly killed and injured in several blasts in Shiite-populated areas of Damascus and Homs orchestrated by radical Sunni jihadist group ISIS.

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US Airstrike In Libya Kills 43 Including Tunisian Terrorist

By Peter R - Feb 20, 2016 02:59 PM EST

The airstrike targeted a building in the city of Sabratha which was believed to be a recruiting and training camp for terrorists. Tunisian terrorist Noureddine Chouchane was believed to have died in the strike.

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Austria to Cut Migrant Quotas down despite Disapproval from the EU

By Cheri Cheng - Feb 19, 2016 02:57 PM EST

Austria announced plans to reduce their migrant quota.

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Syrian Man Behind Deadly Ankara Car Bomb Attack; Turkey Vows To Retaliate

By Jenn Loro - Feb 19, 2016 09:18 AM EST

The Turkish capital of Ankara witnessed an explosion that killed 28 people and injured 61 in what the government referred to as a terror attack carried out by Kurdish separatist rebel group PKK

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Car Bomb Kills At Least Five in Turkish Capital Ankara

By Cheri Cheng - Feb 17, 2016 03:08 PM EST

At least five people were killed after a car bomb exploded in the busy streets of Ankara Wednesday night.

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