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June 22, 2017 8:46 AM Syria: France's Macron no sees no clear successor for Assad

PARIS (AP) - President Emmanuel Macron says France is no longer pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a shift in French policy throughout the Syrian war. Macron said in an interview with eight European newspapers published on Thursday that he wants to work more closely with Russia for a solution in Syria and says foreign powers 3

June 19, 2017 12:52 AM US fighter jet shoots down a pro-Assad military plane after the Syrian government bombed American-backed fighters

A US warplane shot down a pro-Assad military aircraft that dropped bombs near American-backed fighters in Syria, the Pentagon said. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces shot down the regime's aircraft flying over Ja'Din, south of Tabqa, Syria, on Sunday afternoon - making it the first time that a US-led coalition has shot down a pro-Assad aircraft 6

June 18, 2017 11:00 PM US fighter jet SHOOTS DOWN Syrian warplane in clash with Putin and Assad

A US fighter jet has shot down a Syrian attack plane in a new clash between Donald Trump and the alliance of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. US military bosses have confirmed their F/A-18 fighter jet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 attack plane over Syria. Air force commanders accused the plane of dropping bombs on US-led coalition fighters of the rebel 8

June 16, 2017 7:36 AM Russia claims IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi killed in airstrike

If confirmed, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's death would mark a significant military achievement for Russia. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed on 28 May along with other senior group commanders, according to the Russian defence ministry. The strike targeted an IS meeting in Raqqa as senior commanders gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from the de facto 11

June 11, 2017 10:02 AM US working to prevent ‘Iranian victory’ in Syria

Recent escalations on the Syria-Iraq border could spark wider confrontation between the US, Iran and Russia Beirut: US-backed forces have begun an assault on Raqqa, Daesh’s hub in northern Syria, and signs are that they could capture the long-sought target with relative ease. Yet the terror group’s commanders, who have withdrawn their toughest forces 28

June 2, 2017 3:01 PM Manchester attack: Manchester police find 'significant' car

Police investigating the Manchester bombing have found a car they say may be "significant" to their inquiry. Officers evacuated an area of the city while they assessed the white Nissan Micra in Rusholme. The cordon has now been lifted and the car removed. The BBC has also learned that bomber Salman Abedi visited a jailed British-Libyan convicted of terrorism 9

May 30, 2017 1:44 PM After meeting Assad ally Putin, Macron meets Syrian opposition

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron held talks with the head of the Syrian opposition on Tuesday, affirming his support for them, a day after meeting Russian leader Vladimir Putin, a key backer of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. The unannounced meeting came as Macron seeks to review French policy on the six-year civil war. "The president 4

May 30, 2017 1:08 PM Lowest monthly civilian toll in Russia Syria strikes: monitor

Russian air strikes over the past month have killed 27 Syrian civilians, a monitor said Tuesday, the lowest monthly civilian death toll since Moscow began its bombing campaign. Moscow first launched air strikes in support of its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015. Since then, it has killed more than 12,000 people including 5,000 civilians 6

May 30, 2017 9:21 AM Waugh Zone Special: May v Corbyn TV Debate

‘Laughter is the best medicine’, according to all those David Brent-style mottos on office walls across the land. Well, being laughed at is not great for the political health of a Prime Minister. Especially one who has called a snap election on the grounds that she’s strong, stable and seriously in touch. In her first live TV event of the 2017 election 15

May 29, 2017 11:54 AM 'Trainee Libyan pilot', 23, is 16th suspect arrested in connection with Ariana Grande concert bombing as police raid affluent Sussex seaside town and a second property in Manchester

The 23-year-old man arrested over the Manchester bombing more than 250 miles away from the scene was studying to become a pilot, it was claimed today. The suspect was detained at a home in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, and he is the 16th person to be arrested in connection with the atrocity last Monday that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 15