• Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

    In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

  • Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

    Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

  • Iran to join international Syria talks

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend multilateral talks on finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria in Vienna this week, a government spokeswoman has said.

  • Nearly 8,000 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN

    Nearly 8,000 people -- including civilians, soldiers and militia members are killed since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) says.

  • IS destroys monastery in Syria

    Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have demolished a Christian monastery in al-Qaryatain town in Homs province.

  • Protect medics in war zones: WHO

    The World Health Organization is calling for "intensified action" to protect health workers treating people in crisis and conflict zone.

  • Pak army releases pics to 'prove' Indian drone claim

    Pakistan Army's media arm releases several photos and videos that purportedly show the drone was launched from the Indian side for a spying mission.

  • Displaced people hits record 60m: UN

    The number of people displaced by war, conflict and persecution reached a record level of nearly 60 million across the world in 2014, says a UN report.

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