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Ukays rock band member killed in Syria

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Ukays rock band member, Wan Mohd Aquil Wan Zainal Abidin or Akel Zainal, who joined the IS militant group in Syria, was killed in an air strike in Syria earlier this year. Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay,

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Malaysians held in Syria seeking to return home

IPOH: The police are making efforts to bring home 40 Malaysians in Syria who are seeking to return home after being detained for suspected involvement in terrorism activities there. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) chief Deputy Comm

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Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border

ANKARA/ISTANBUL: Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise US troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters yesterday. Turkey says it is ready to

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Trump threatens to destroy Turkey’s economy over Syria

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL: US President Donald Trump yesterday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far, even though the US leader himself has opened the door

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US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria

UNITED NATIONS/ATHENS: The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned yesterday. Greece said earlier

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Jihadist rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria

Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack. SANA said 15 people were also wounded late Sunday in the

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Eid and Ramadan celebration in the world

In Syria, this year’s Eid – ul – Fitr celebration is even more significant as refugees who moved out to neighbouring Turkey are making their way back to their hometown such as in Aleppo after the downfall of the Islamic

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Refugees return to Syria for Ramadan holiday

Approximately 44,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Syria so far ahead of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan Bayram, also known as Eid al-Fitr. Wanting to spend the holiday in their homeland, Syrian refugees from all around Turkey come to the

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Former IS sieged Kobani Syrians convert to Christianity

KOBANI – The community of Syrians who converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by Islamic State (IS) for months, and where the tide turned against the militants four years ago. The converts say the

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