The United Nations said some 3,000 people fled Syria’s northeastern province of Deir Ezzor last week, but at least 84 people, most of them children, died on the way to the Al Hol refugee camp in a neighbouring province.
Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu agree on intelligence and military cooperation in restive Idlib to ensure peace in the region.
Turkish transport minister announced lifting a 16-month-old ban on flights in and out of the Kurdish Regional Government-held Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, a ban imposed following their non-binding independence referendum.
According to figures released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights this year's annual death toll is the lowest in the country's close to eight-year civil war but the misery persists for its people as the conflict continues.
The Sea of Galilee's evaporation poses a threat for everything from religious pilgrimages to geopolitics.
The decree, published by regime media, gives deserters - both within Syria and those outside the country - several months to report for duty without facing punishment. But there is fear the returnees would be tortured.
The numbers of Christians in Iraq have plummeted and those who claim to help ensure their survival, often don't even understand what they need.
Syrian theatre group has no costumes, no sets and no lights. Despite these setbacks, they're proving to be a bright spot in the small town of Jasim in southern Syria.
International donors have pledged $11 billion in financing to Lebanon four weeks before the election. Considering the rampant corruption in the country, it's worth asking if this gives an edge to Lebanon's incumbents.
Pakistani national Muhammad Akram and his wife Sighra Bibi escaped eastern Ghouta, leaving behind several family members, including Akram's children from his second wife, who was a Syrian.
The Iraqi government is preparing for parliamentary elections in May. But much of the country is still dealing with the aftermath of the fight against Daesh.
As the common enemy in Syria is almost defeated, US and Russian-backed proxies have clashed in some areas. Their struggle to consolidate power has surfaced, but some analysts think the various actors have already claimed their spheres of influence.
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