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  • Syrian rebels in Homs pessimistic about Geneva peace talks

    Syrian rebels in the only part of Homs city still held by the opposition have little hope about renewed peace talks in Geneva. There has been an increase in attacks this week in the besieged district of Al Waer.

    Syrian rebels in Homs pessimistic about Geneva peace talks
    Syrian rebels in Homs pessimistic about Geneva peace talks

    Syrian rebels in the only part of Homs city still held by the opposition have little hope about renewed peace talks in Geneva. There has been an increase in attacks this week in the besieged district of Al Waer.

    02:41Feb 23, 2017

  • Talk To Al Jazeera - The Rohingya In Myanmar promo

    With constant reports about possible human rights violations in Myanmar, what's the core of the problem? Al Jazeera speaks to the people on the ground about the situation.

    Talk To Al Jazeera - The Rohingya In Myanmar promo
  • Iraqi army hits ISIL positions amid Mosul airport push

    For the first time in two years Iraqi forces can see the destroyed runway of Mosul airport. On day four of the push for the western part of the city - Iraqi forces are shelling and striking ISIL positions in and around Mosul airport perimeters.

    Iraqi army hits ISIL positions amid Mosul airport push
  • Syrian rebels accuse government of breaking truce

    A Russia-Turkey brokered ceasefire in Syria is looking increasingly fragile as government forces bombarded rebel-held areas of Damascus for a third day. Rebel factions are warning they will respond. This comes just days before UN-sponsored talks ar

    Syrian rebels accuse government of breaking truce
  • US defence chief in Baghdad as Iraqi forces push into Mosul

    James Mattis has made his first visit to Baghdad as US defence secretary. About 1,000 US soldiers are advising and helping Iraqi forces, in the offensive to push ISIL from Mosul.

    US defence chief in Baghdad as Iraqi forces push into Mosul
  • Somalia: Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast

    A car bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least 39 people and wounded 50 others. No one has yet claimed responsibility, but the armed group al-Shabab is suspected.

    Somalia: Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast
  • Will the latest Iraqi offensive mean the end of ISIL in Mosul? – Inside Story

    Iraqi forces and their allies have been fighting for months to push ISIL out of Mosul.

    Will the latest Iraqi offensive mean the end of ISIL in Mosul? – Inside Story
    Will the latest Iraqi offensive mean the end of ISIL in Mosul? – Inside Story

    Iraqi forces and their allies have been fighting for months to push ISIL out of Mosul.

    25:10Feb 19, 2017

  • Iraq begins military operation targeting western Mosul

    The UN says it is now a race against the clock to prepare for the displacement of civilians as Iraqi troops begin an offensive on western Mosul. There are about 750,000 people trapped in the city

    Iraq begins military operation targeting western Mosul
  • Crops sprayed by Israel destroy Gaza's farmlands

    In January, the Israeli army said it used crop-dusters to kill off vegetation along the border with Gaza. According to Palestinian officials, 170 hectares of land were damaged as a result, and the effects continue to be felt by farmers in the region

    Crops sprayed by Israel destroy Gaza's farmlands
  • Closure of Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossings causes chaos

    Cross-border trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan has ground to a halt with Pakistan closing two major border crossings following a wave of terrorist attacks that killed more than 100 people.

    Closure of Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossings causes chaos
  • Iraq: The struggle for an independent Sinjar

    A power struggle is underway in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Much of it is in ruins after Kurdish fighters, aided by US air strikes, defeated ISIL.

    Iraq: The struggle for an independent Sinjar
  • Syria’s war: A look at the Manbij conflict

    The people of Manbij, like all Syrians, have seen enough fighting for a lifetime. They’re protected by a mainly Kurdish home guard. It was formed by the alliance now fighting ISiL in Raqqa province led by the YPG.

    Syria’s war: A look at the Manbij conflict