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Pope: Wealthy nations fuelling conflicts by selling weapons in war zones

Pope Francis has blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying wealthy Western countries fuel...

Trump: IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

US President Donald Trump has said the last of Islamic State’s territory in Syria will be freed by US-backed forces “by tonight”. Mr Trump spoke...

Islamic State defeat looms as hundreds more leave last area in Syria

Hundreds more people have left the last area held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria and gathered in a massive reception area...

Hundreds leave Islamic State-held area in Syria as fighting slows

Hundreds of people including Islamic State militants have evacuated their last foothold in eastern Syria, hours after US-backed Syrian fighters said they had slowed...

‘Jihadi Jack’ wants to return to UK from Syria

The man nicknamed Jihadi Jack has said that he wants to return to Britain, but he thinks it unlikely he will be allowed back. Jack...

US-backed Syria force says Islamic State holding 1,000 civilians

Islamic State militants are preventing more than 1,000 civilians from leaving a tiny area still held by the extremist group in a village in...

US troop withdrawal from Syria underway

The US-led military coalition in Syria has begun the process of withdrawing troops, an American military official said. Colonel Sean Ryan, spokesman for the coalition...

US withdrawal in Syria ‘dictated by conditions’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser says the US military withdrawal from Syria will only happen once the remnants of the Islamic State group...

Trump ‘slowing down withdrawal of troops from Syria’

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said. “I think we’re in...

US envoy to anti-IS coalition, Brett McGurk, resigns

The US envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group has resigned in protest over President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to...

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