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France repatriates 51 children, ISIS-linked women from camps in Syria

France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 35 children and 16 mothers have been repatriated from refugee camps in Syria, Le Monde reported on Tuesday (July 5).


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UNICEF reports tens of thousands of cases of child abuse during conflicts

A UNICEF analysis shows that tens of thousands of children have faced "grave violations" in areas of conflict around the world, including the Middle East.


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No US concessions to Turkey in NATO agreement—US official

A US official has said that no concessions were given to Turkey to agree to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.


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Joint Operations Command: Over 200 ISIS affiliated Iraqis repatriated

The office of Joint Operations Command said on Tuesday (June 21) that 206 Iraqis affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS) have been handed over to the Iraqi government by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).


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At least 13 killed in suspected ISIS attack on bus in Raqqa

Eleven Syrian government troops and two civilians were killed in an attack on a civilian bus in Raqqa province on Monday (June 20), state media reported.


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Turkey to add Kurdish to languages on national domestic violence app

The Spokesman for Turkey’s Interior Ministry, Ismail Catakli, said work has begun to add the Kurdish language to the Women’s Emergency Support Application (KADES), an app developed by the ministry to combat domestic violence, Anadolu Agency said.


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Russia calls on Turkey to hold back from new offensive in northern Syria

Russia’s Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said on Thursday (June 2) Moscow has called on Turkey to hold back from launching its new military operation in Syria.


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Anger in Iran over rising food prices continues to fuel protests

Iran’s major protests over the hike in basic food prices continue as the government scattered thousands of its supporters and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday (June 3).


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Three killed in attack on bus in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Three people were killed and 21 others injured in an attack on a bus in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria on Thursday (June 2), the Associated Press (AP) said.


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'Turkish threats create new humanitarian crisis' — SDF commander

The Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Abdi, has warned of a "humanitarian crisis" in response to Turkish threats of a new military operations in northeast Syria.


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Turkish forces shell northeast Syria as fresh military operation looms

Turkey has reportedly shelled several villages in northeast Syria, injuring one child, as the possibility of a new military operation in the region looms.


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Turkey changes its name to 'Türkiye'

"Türkiye" is the new recognized name for Turkey following the country's request with the UN, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported yesterday, June 1.


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Report from Syrian NGO reveals new details on ISIS attack on Hasaka prison

Syrians for Truth and Justice (STJ), a non-profit NGO for human rights, said in a report published on Wednesday (June 1) on the Islamic State (ISIS) attack on al-Sinaa prison in Hasaka that 10 employees of the prison were beheaded by the militants and their bodies burned.


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US 'deeply concerned’ about Turkey's planned military operation in Syria

The US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday (May 31) that Turkey's operation in Syria will destabilize the region, and it is crucial for all sides to maintain and respect ceasefire zones.


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Security forces clamp down on protests over building collapse in SW Iran

Riot police battled protestors angry over the collapse of a 10-story tower last week that killed at least 33 people in the southwestern city of Abadan the Associated Press (AP) said on Tuesday.


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Van explodes in front of security forces headquarters in Hasaka

A vehicle exploded in Hasaka causing a fire in the immediate surroundings, local media reported.


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Woman dies escaping from kidnapping in Iran: Hengaw

Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said on Sunday (May 29) a woman died while trying to escape from her kidnappers in the city of Kamaran in Iran.


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Kolbar from Baneh shot and killed at border: Hengaw

A 25-year-old kolbar from Baneh in Iran’s Kurdistan province was killed by Iranian border guards on Saturday (May 28), Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said.


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US warns new Turkish operations in Syria would damage war against ISIS

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said on Thursday the US was concerned over Turkey’s intention to step up military incursions into Syria in another operation against Kurdish forces.


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Officials say ISIS leader arrested in Istanbul – Bloomberg

Anti-terror police and intelligence agents in Istanbul have arrested a man they believe to be the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS), senior Turkish officials said on Thursday (May 26), according to Bloomberg News.


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