Islamic State militants blow up temple in Palmyra

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Islamic State militants blow up temple in Palmyra

Islamic State militants on August 23 blew up the temple of Baal Shamin, one of the most important sites in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, said Maamoun Abdul Karim, the country's antiquities chief.

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Syrian government recaptures villages on strategic plain: monitor

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Syrian government recaptures villages on strategic plain: monitor

Syrian government forces recaptured four northwestern villages on Tuesday in a counter-attack on insurgents threatening strongholds of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitor said.

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Thailand says can't rule out any group for Bangkok bomb, death toll at 22

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Thailand says can't rule out any group for Bangkok bomb, death toll at 22

Thai authorities have not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 22 people, but officials said the bombing did not match tactics used by insurgents in the south.

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Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with pro-Russians

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Ukraine reports heavy tank battle with pro-Russians

Ukraine on Monday said it had repelled a rare tank assault by pro-Russian rebels that threatened to erase a shacky ceasefire and dangerously escalate the 16-month war in its breakaway east.

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Three dead in Kabul overnight attack

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One Afghan NATO member and two insurgents are killed in an overnight gun battle at a special forces base in Kabul.

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Dozens killed as wave of bomb attacks hits Kabul

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Dozens killed as wave of bomb attacks hits Kabul

A suicide bomber killed dozens of cadets at a Kabul police academy and insurgents struck an area near a US special forces base on August 7 in a wave of attacks in the Afghan capital that began with a huge early morning truck bomb explosion.

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Afghan military helicopter crash kills all 17 aboard

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An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing all 17 on board, officials said, in a blow for a fledgling air force whose resources have been stretched since the withdrawal of most international forces last year.

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Nusra Front attacks Western-backed rebels in northern Syria

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Nusra Front attacks Western-backed rebels in northern Syria

The al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front attacked Western-backed rebels in northern Syria on Friday, rebel groups and an organization monitoring the war said, escalating tension between rival insurgents near the Turkish border.

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Afghan Taliban name new leader, but peace talks delayed

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The Afghan Taliban has reportedly chosen a new leader to replace the late supreme leader, Mullah Omar, whose 2013 death was confirmed this week, although the leadership change has led to the postponement of peace talks between the insurgents and Afghan government.

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Syria's Assad: Army focusing on holding most important areas

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with insurgents, and the scale of the war meant the military faced a manpower shortage.

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Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul

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Afghan delegation to meet Taliban as twin attacks hit Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on July 7 he had sent a delegation to Pakistan to meet with representatives of the Taliban, his first acknowledgement of official talks with the insurgents fighting to topple the government in Kabul.

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In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

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In Moscow, Syrian minister says Russia promises aid

Syria's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war.

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Bomb kills nine Afghan children, 10 adults; key district falls in north

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Bomb kills nine Afghan children, 10 adults; key district falls in north

Violence has spiralled in Afghanistan since the departure of most foreign forces at the end of last year. Insurgents are pushing to take territory from the NATO-trained Afghan security forces more than 13 years after the U.S.-led military intervention that toppled the Taliban from power.

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

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Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

President Barack Obama on June 10 ordered the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist fragile Iraqi forces being built up to try to retake territory lost to Islamic State.

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Top Syrian official visits Homs after army setbacks

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Top Syrian official visits Homs after army setbacks

Syria's defense minister has visited army units to the east of Homs city, state television reported on Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of morale-boosting trips by senior officials to military outposts.

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