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Qassem Soleimani death: 32 killed, 190 injured in stampede at Iranian general's funeral; over 1 million attend last rites
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Qassem Soleimani death: 32 killed, 190 injured in stampede at Iranian general's funeral; over 1 million attend last rites

Soleimani's death has sparked calls across Iran for revenge against America for a slaying that's drastically raised tensions across the Middle East.

Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigns after his nuclear deal falls apart, offers 'apology' to nation
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Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif resigns after his nuclear deal falls apart, offers 'apology' to nation

Zarif's resignation, if accepted by Iran's relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani, would leave the cleric without one of his main allies in pushing the Islamic Republic toward further negotiations with the West.

Vladimir Putin welcomes Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from war-torn Syria
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Vladimir Putin welcomes Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from war-torn Syria

Putin reaffirmed the long-held Russian argument that the US presence in Syria is illegitimate because it hasn't been vetted by the UN Security Council or approved by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

Iran fires ballistic missiles in Syria, targets militants over Ahvaz parade attack
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Iran fires ballistic missiles in Syria, targets militants over Ahvaz parade attack

The TV aired footage of one of its reporters standing by as one of the missiles was launched, identifying the area as being in Iran's western province of Kermanshah.

Bashar al-Assad says Iran's presence in Syria not negotiable, but deal over southwestern region is still possible
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Bashar al-Assad says Iran's presence in Syria not negotiable, but deal over southwestern region is still possible

In an interview with Iran's Al Alam television broadcast, Bashar al-Assad says reaching a settlement in the southwestern region is still possible.

Russia using Syrian war to boost its naval presence in eastern Mediterranean region says NATO's Europe commander
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Russia using Syrian war to boost its naval presence in eastern Mediterranean region says NATO's Europe commander

Russia has taken advantage of its military role in Syria to bolster its naval presence in eastern Mediterranean region, making the region very crowded: NATO

Israel warns it will 'eliminate' Bashar Assad, topple his regime if he lets Iranians operate from Syria
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Israel warns it will 'eliminate' Bashar Assad, topple his regime if he lets Iranians operate from Syria

Amid heightening tensions, Israel on Monday warned that it will “eliminate” Syrian president Bashar Assad if he continues to let Iran operate from his country’s territory.

UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejects Russian resolution calling for condemnation of air strikes in Syria
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UN Security Council overwhelmingly rejects Russian resolution calling for condemnation of air strikes in Syria

UNSC overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of "aggression" by the United States, United Kingdom and France against Syria

US, its allies strike Damascus after Donald Trump orders attack over Syria's use of chemical weapons
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US, its allies strike Damascus after Donald Trump orders attack over Syria's use of chemical weapons

Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early on Saturday after US president Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Germany won't participate in military action against Syria, but backs sending message against use of chemical weapons
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Germany won't participate in military action against Syria, but backs sending message against use of chemical weapons

Germany won't participate in possible military action in Syria, but supports sending a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Donald Trump warns Russia to 'get ready' for missile attack on its ally Syria after Moscow vows to block them
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Donald Trump warns Russia to 'get ready' for missile attack on its ally Syria after Moscow vows to block them

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack.

Syria braces for possible US attack after Donald Trump Twitter threats; locals call it 'reckless', 'insane'
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Syria braces for possible US attack after Donald Trump Twitter threats; locals call it 'reckless', 'insane'

Syrians braced for a possible U.S. attack in retaliation to an alleged chemical assault that killed dozens over the weekend as activists reported Wednesday that government forces vacated strategic potential targets, including air bases around the country.

Donald Trump tweets 'missiles coming' against Syria, warns Russia against partnering 'Gas killing animal'
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Donald Trump tweets 'missiles coming' against Syria, warns Russia against partnering 'Gas killing animal'

Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people.

Syria chemical attack: Trump threatens strike, cancels summit travel to oversee US response
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Syria chemical attack: Trump threatens strike, cancels summit travel to oversee US response

Amid the tough talk from the White House, the U.S. military appeared to be in position to carry out any attack order. A Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, was underway in the eastern Mediterranean after completing a port call in Cyprus. The guided missile destroyer is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, the weapon of choice in a U.S. attack one year ago on an airfield in Syria following an alleged sarin gas attack on civilians.

Syria chemical attack: Trump threatens strike saying 'everybody's gonna pay a price', suggests Russia share blame
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Syria chemical attack: Trump threatens strike saying 'everybody's gonna pay a price', suggests Russia share blame

Trump had condemned what he said had been a "heinous attack on innocent" Syrians, after reports emerged of women and children choking to death in agony, adding: "This is about humanity -- it can't be allowed to happen."

Syria missile attack: Iranians among 14 killed in strike on air base, says war monitoring group
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Syria missile attack: Iranians among 14 killed in strike on air base, says war monitoring group

Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early on Monday, the country's state-run news agency reported, killing at least 14 people, including Iranians, according to a war-monitoring group.

Donald Trump calls out Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack in Syria, offers no evidence
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Donald Trump calls out Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack in Syria, offers no evidence

President Donald Trump is condemning what he calls a "mindless chemical attack" in Syria that has killed women and children, though he's offering no evidence to support the claim by Syrian opposition activists and rescuers that poison gas was used.

Syrian Army declares victory in eastern Ghouta; negotiations still underway in Douma
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Syrian Army declares victory in eastern Ghouta; negotiations still underway in Douma

The Syrian Army declared victory in eastern Ghouta Saturday after opposition fighters evacuated from most of the area near the capital except for the town of Douma.

In Syria's eastern Ghouta thousands huddle in tunnels in unhygienic conditions as bombing continues
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In Syria's eastern Ghouta thousands huddle in tunnels in unhygienic conditions as bombing continues

Around 600 civilians have been killed in the Syrian military's offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus