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IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria’s Tabqa dam

Image copyright Operation Inherent Resolve Image caption The US-led coalition published aerial photos it said showed the Tabqa dam had not been bombed US-backed Syrian fighters have paused their offensive near the Tabqa dam so engineers can do any work necessary to ensure it continues to function. The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling Islamic […]

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

Syria fighters ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Syria fighters ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters are advancing towards Raqqa A US-backed force of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group (IS) near Raqqa. Its capture is seen as a significant step in the fight to drive […]

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

Syria rebels ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Syria rebels ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters are advancing towards Raqqa US-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group (IS) near its stronghold, Raqqa. Its capture is seen as a significant step in the fight to drive the jihadists out of […]

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

Syria rebels ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Syria rebels ‘take control’ of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance is preparing to launch an attack on IS in Raqqa US-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group near its stronghold, Raqqa. Talal Sello, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said […]

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Yemenis protest on war’s second anniversary

Image copyright EPA Image caption A Yemeni photographer takes photos of a rally in Sanaa Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Yemen’s capital on Sunday to call for an end to war in the country. The demonstration was organised by Houthi rebels, who occupy the city and much of Yemen’s north. […]

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

Mosul offensive: Iraq denies air strike caused civilian deaths

Image copyright Jeremy Bowen Image caption The leaning minaret of the al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling IS for control of the west Iraq’s military has cast doubt on reports that an air strike by the US-led coalition caused the deaths of dozens of civilians in west Mosul. Instead it blamed explosive […]

Iran welcomes aid worker’s acquittal

Iran welcomes aid worker’s acquittal

Image copyright Narges Ashtari Image caption Ms Ashtari says local politics and corruption are to blame for her predicament A British-Iranian aid worker accused of causing the death of a young Indian boy has been acquitted on appeal. Narges Kalbasi Ashtari was convicted in 2014 and jailed for a year over the death of five-year-old […]

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