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AFP BEIRUT SYRIA accidentally shot down a Russian military aircraft, killing all 15 crew members, when its air defences swung into action against an Israeli missile strike, Russian and Israeli forces said on Tuesday. The incident ..

REUTERS AMMAN/BEIRUT SYRIAN opposition officials praised a deal between Russia and Turkey over Idlib province on Tuesday, saying it had spared the rebel-held region a bloody government offensive and would thwart President ..

AFP GAZA CITY ISRAELI security forces shot dead two Palestinians in clashes along the Gaza border on Tuesday evening, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. The two men, who were not immediately identified, were ..

AFP TRIPOLI NEW clashes flared between rival militias south of Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday, causing widespread power outages, the national electricity firm said. The fighting underscored the fragility of a United ..

AFP ADEN SAUDI-BACKED government forces in Yemen launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hodeidah, military officials said on Tuesday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as an 11-week pause in the battle for the port city ..

Tehran At least 19 people were killed when a bus and a fuel tanker collided in central Iran, state television reported on Tuesday. The collision, which occurred around 11:15 pm (18:45 GMT) on Monday, triggered a fireball that ..

Beirut Politics is playing out in a street of the Lebanese capital, with the naming of a road after a Hezbollah commander accused of masterminding the assassination of prime minister Rafiq Hariri. The backlash comes just days after ..

ERBIL Shi'ite militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political ..

AFP BRUSSELS A DEAL struck between Turkey and Russia to avoid an assault on Syria's last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province must protect civilians and ensure humanitarian access, the European Union said Tuesday. "We ..

Jerusalem A Palestinian was shot dead by police outside Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday after an alleged attempted stabbing attack, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israeli police reported"an attempted stabbing ..

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that Israel's air force was conducting operations in breach of Syria's sovereignty, the Kremlin said in a statement. Putin said ..