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Brexit letter passed on to EU | Facebook political ads come under fire: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-21 07:24

Brussels passes UK's Brexit delay letter to EU parliament | Warren takes swipe at Mark Zuckerberg over political ads; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

McConnell slams Syria withdrawal as scattered fighting flares

2019-10-19 08:09

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has attacked President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria as "a strategic nightmare" as scattered fighting flared in the north of the country despite a ceasefire deal.

WATCH | Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

2019-10-18 11:27

Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced after high-stakes talks.

Families fear French jihadists will never return from Syria chaos

2019-10-15 21:43

Relatives of French jihadists and their families held in Syria say the Turkish offensive and the ensuing advance of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have added to the urgency of bringing them home.

US troops in northern Syria ordered to leave country

2019-10-14 17:19

All US troops in northern Syria have been ordered to leave the country in the face of Turkey's attacks on Kurds in the region, a US official says.

Democrat promises whistleblower safety | Ecuador withdraws fuel subsidy: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-14 06:09

Democrat Adam Schiff says he's committed to protecting whistleblower in impeachment probes | Ecuador govt withdraws order on fuel subsidies after violent protests; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

More than 60 000 displaced by Turkey assault on Syria: monitor

2019-10-10 19:47

Turkey's military offensive on northeastern Syria has displaced more than 60 000 people in less than a day, a war monitor says.

'Very small number' of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official

2019-10-07 22:01

The United States has pulled back a "very small number" of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official said Monday, after President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat.

Brexit 'walk in the park' | Pelosi slams Trump over 'cover-up': WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-09-27 05:45

Brexit negotiations are a 'walk in the park', claims Dominic Cummings | Pelosi accuses Trump of 'cover up' in Ukraine scandal; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Russia announces ceasefire in Syria's Idlib from Saturday

2019-08-30 17:38

Russia has announced Syrian government forces would cease fire in the north-western province of Idlib starting on Saturday morning.

 

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations even as Syria truce takes hold

2019-10-19 14:43

Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it appeared to be taking hold on its second day.

Family of kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed appeals for help

2019-10-18 15:33

The family of kidnapped photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, has appealed to the public for help to raise funds to secure his freedom.

Trump defends Syria pullout, denies giving Turkey 'green light' for invasion

2019-10-17 08:13

President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of Syria, calling it "strategically brilliant," and denied giving Turkey a "green light" to launch operations against Kurdish militants.

Turkish forces have displaced 160 000 civilians in Syria

2019-10-14 21:16

The Turkish military offensive in Syria has displaced at least 160 000 civilians, the UN secretary general said in a statement urging an "immediate de-escalation".

WATCH | Pentagon says up to 1 000 US troops to withdraw from northern Syria

2019-10-14 12:32

The Pentagon said Sunday President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of up to 1 000 troops from northern Syria. WATCH NOW.

Pro-Turkey rebels 'execute' 9 civilians in Syria - monitor

2019-10-13 09:08

Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in Syria "executed" at least nine civilians including a female politician, a monitor has said.

US accuses China on human rights | Trump in new diplomatic row: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-10 06:57

Pompeo accuses China of human rights violations | Donald Trump says wrong-way driving 'happens' amid diplomatic immunity row; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH | US says Assad again used chemical weapons, vows action

2019-09-27 09:50

The US has vowed a response as it has said it had confirmed another chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, although there were no fatalities.

Syria Kurds hand over three ISIS-linked children to Nigeria

2019-09-05 17:32

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria has handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official says.

Israeli strikes hit pro-Syria Palestinian group in Lebanon

2019-08-27 05:45

Israeli air strikes targeted a Palestinian faction loyal to the Syrian government in eastern Lebanon, Lebanese state media and the group have said.

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