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Firefighters Contained Blaze After Reported Israeli Attack On Syrian Port

Dec 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

According to a military official, Israeli missiles were fired from the sea, west of Latakia, hitting the terminal and igniting fires that caused major damage.

Israel Plans To ‘Double Settlement’ In Strategic Golan Heights

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said ‘After long and static years in terms of the scope of settlement, our goal today is to double settlement in the Golan Heights’.


RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits' when it comes to jailing journalists in 2021.

Libya: Gadhafi's Son Disqualified From Contesting Presidential Polls

Nov 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi appeared on a list of ineligible candidates issued by the country's High National Elections Committee.


Al-Qaeda Leader Abdul Hamid Al-Matar Killed In Drone Strike: US Military

US Army has said the killing of Abdul Hamid al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida's 'ability to further plot and carry out global attacks'.

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21 October, 2021

Syria Executes 24 People On Charges Of Igniting Wildfires

Associated Press (AP)

Wildfires broke out in several Middle Eastern countries in October 2020 amid a heat wave that was unusual for that time of the year, leaving Syria particularly hard-hit.


17 October, 2021

Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Associated Press (AP)

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.


16 September, 2021

Hezbollah-Organised Fuel Arrives In Crisis-Hit Lebanon

Associated Press (AP)

The delivery violates U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers three years ago.


12 September, 2021

2 Turkish Soldiers Die In Cross-Border Ops, Taking Toll To 4

Associated Press (AP)

One of three soldiers wounded in an attack on a patrol in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on Saturday died of his injuries in a hospital. Two other soldiers died during the attack.


04 September, 2021

High-level Lebanese Government Delegation Arrives In Syria To Review Fuel Crisis

Associated Press (AP)

Lebanon is expecting a shipment of fuel from Iran, which local media said is to be delivered at a major Syrian port and transported by land.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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