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US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead or alive?

Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.

EU chief threatens anti-refugee members states with sanctions

Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015.

Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.

War-torn Yemen now struck by cholera outbreak

A suspected cholera outbreak is spreading quickly in war-ravaged Yemen, with an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 new cases every day.

EU extends sanctions against Assad regime

The decision is in line with the EU strategy on Syria, which states that the EU will maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as long as the repression of civilians continues.
EU backs 'science diplomacy' in the Middle East

EU backs ‘science diplomacy’ in the Middle East

The European Commission sees synchrotron support for investment in science as contribution to peace and stability.

More EU peacebuilding efforts in Syria

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role.

German lawmakers not allowed to visit soldiers at Incirlik air base

Germany has about 270 troops at the base. The refusal was communicated to Germany’s ambassador over the weekend.
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NATO crisis: Turkey angered about US weaponization of Kurds

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that everything that happens in Syria and Iraq is "a matter of national security for Turkey".
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Czech who attempted to join IS gets increased sentence

The regional court in the western city of Plzen sentenced Jan Silovsky to three years and three months in prison in February and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment.

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