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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

SANAA: The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, the UN children’s agency said on Tuesday.In a report unveiled in Sanaa, UNICEF said nearly two ...

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U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

Advertisement BEIRUT, Lebanon — A plan to create a new American-backed, Kurdish-led border force in northeastern Syria has raised alarms in the region that the United States may be helping to cement an autonomous Kurdish enclave that could further divide ...

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Afrin offensive could risk Turkey’s relations with Russia

Related Articles ANKARA: Turkey’s preparation for an imminent military operation in the Syrian Kurd province of Afrin could raise the complex and delicate question of who are Ankara’s partners and who are its rivals?The operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia, ...

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Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Related Articles LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday a new US-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria constituted a breach of international law and Syrian sovereignty, joining Syria, Turkey and Russia in a vehement rebuke of the plan.On Sunday, the ...

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Minorities in north Iraq look to post-extremist future

Related Articles BARTALLA, Iraq: A Christmas tree stands on a roundabout in Bartalla in northern Iraq, its base adorned by posters of Shabak martyrs killed in the fight against Daesh.Now that victory has been declared against the extremists, Iraq’s ethnic ...

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