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DAMASCUS Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday as rebels and radicals tried to fight their way into the city centre...

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM An Arab Israeli lawmaker who admitted to smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian prisoners resigned on Sunday, a parliament statement said. Basel Ghattas had said...

SYDNEY An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in...

HOMS/DAMASCUS Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a witness said, under...

DAMASCUS Two suicide bomb attacks killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens more in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, in the second such...

MOSCOW/ASTANA Russian-led peace talks on Syria were derailed on Tuesday as rebels backed by Turkey boycotted a third round of meetings in Kazakhstan and the...

ASTANA Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with a fresh round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday,...

MOSUL (Iraq) Iraqi security forces have seized control of more than a third of west Mosul, a commander said Sunday, after a week of steady...

ADEN Seven Yemeni soldiers and eight rebels were killed in heavy fighting over the past 24 hours near the Red Sea coastal town of Mokha,...

NEW YORK Most women around the world would prefer to be working, and nearly as many men agree with them, even in regions with...