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Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group
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Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group

An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday. The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and drawn in world powers since it started with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Gaza-Israel hostilities flare up for second straight day with rocket attacks, air strikes across border
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Gaza-Israel hostilities flare up for second straight day with rocket attacks, air strikes across border

Two other Palestinians protesting near the frontier were also killed by Israeli forces.

Benjamin Netanyahu intends to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump to appreciate US recognition of Israel's sovereignty
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Benjamin Netanyahu intends to name Golan Heights settlement after Donald Trump to appreciate US recognition of Israel's sovereignty

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that he intends to name a new settlement in the Golden heights after US President Donald Trump. The move would be in appreciation of Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Syria requests for UN Security Council meeting on US decsion to recoginise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
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Syria requests for UN Security Council meeting on US decsion to recoginise Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

Syria asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to hold an urgent meeting on the US decision to recognize the Golan Heights as Israeli territory. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday in which the United States recognized Israel's annexation of the strategic plateau, despite UN resolutions that call for Israel's withdrawal from the Golan.

Lebanon says US handover of Golan Heights to Israel violates international law, undermines prospects for peace
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Lebanon says US handover of Golan Heights to Israel violates international law, undermines prospects for peace

Lebanon on Monday said a US decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights violates international law and undermines the prospects for peace. US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognising Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967.

Israel strikes Gaza after rare Palestinian rocket attack near Tel Aviv; Hamas' interior security office hit in bombing
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Israel strikes Gaza after rare Palestinian rocket attack near Tel Aviv; Hamas' interior security office hit in bombing

Israel launched strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza on Monday hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit a house near Tel Aviv and wounded seven people, leading to fears of a severe escalation

Turkey slams Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights as 'gift' to Benjamin Netanyahu
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Turkey slams Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights as 'gift' to Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump's decision to proclaim that the Golan Heights — captured from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967 — belongs to Israel hands a significant diplomatic victory to Netanyahu before 9 April elections.

Donald Trump drops another diplomatic bombshell, says it's time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
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Donald Trump drops another diplomatic bombshell, says it's time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Donald Trump called Golan Heights — a strategic area seized from Syria and annexed in a move never recognized by the international community — of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and regional stability.

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after missiles fired at Golan Heights kills 11 pro-regime fighters
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after missiles fired at Golan Heights kills 11 pro-regime fighters

Israel said targets included munitions stores, a site at Damascus International Airport that was allegedly the Quds Force's main logistics hub in the country, an Iranian intelligence installation and an Iranian military training camp.

Benjamin Netanyahu urges countries to recognise Golan Heights annexation, says Israeli presence in region will check Iran's 'expansion plans'
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Benjamin Netanyahu urges countries to recognise Golan Heights annexation, says Israeli presence in region will check Iran's 'expansion plans'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the international community to recognise the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory seized by Israel 51 years ago.

Syrian govt attacks Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Daraa to rid region of terrorists; thousands of opposition fighters flee to safety
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Syrian govt attacks Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Daraa to rid region of terrorists; thousands of opposition fighters flee to safety

Syrian government fired hundreds of missiles on Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Daraa, targetting the "terrorists". The opposition fighters fled to safety with their families

Syrian government signs peace deal with Daraa rebels; opposition fighters agree to surrender ammunition
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Syrian government signs peace deal with Daraa rebels; opposition fighters agree to surrender ammunition

Syrian government and Daraa rebels have signed a peace treaty. The opposition fighters have agreed to surrender their weapons to the government forces

Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria on Thursday, says Britain-based human rights monitor
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Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria on Thursday, says Britain-based human rights monitor

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, a monitor said.

Israel fighter jet crashes after coming under attack from Syrian forces during attack against 'Iranian targets'
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Israel fighter jet crashes after coming under attack from Syrian forces during attack against 'Iranian targets'

An Israeli fighter jet crashed on Saturday after coming under fire from Syrian air defences during attacks against "Iranian targets" in the war-torn country.

Syrian state media claims Israel launched several missiles at military post near Damascus
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Syrian state media claims Israel launched several missiles at military post near Damascus

The airstrike came as violence resumed in the Damascus suburbs after days of calm while the government and opposition delegations attended peace talks in Geneva

Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain: Post-Brexit UK needs India more than vice-versa
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Priti Patel's exit won't affect Indian influence in Britain: Post-Brexit UK needs India more than vice-versa

The most influential British-Indian politician was ousted from the government in an unceremonious way. International Development Secretary Priti Patel was recalled from her Uganda trip and forced to submit her resignation for breaching the ministerial code of conduct.

UK Cabinet minister Priti Patel resigns over unauthorised meetings with Netanyahu, other Israeli politicians
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UK Cabinet minister Priti Patel resigns over unauthorised meetings with Netanyahu, other Israeli politicians

In a new blow to Britain's beleaguered government, Priti Patel, the UK international development secretary quit on Wednesday over unauthorised meetings with Israeli politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli warplane hits Syrian Army after mortar shell lands in Golan; no casualties reported
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Israeli warplane hits Syrian Army after mortar shell lands in Golan; no casualties reported

An Israeli warplane struck a Syrian Army post on Friday, the Israeli military said, hours after stray fire from Syria's civil war hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Israel attacks Syrian military targets near Golan Heights after cross border firing
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Israel attacks Syrian military targets near Golan Heights after cross border firing

Israel attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights

Israel strikes down drone over Golan hours after Damascus airport blast in Syria
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Israel strikes down drone over Golan hours after Damascus airport blast in Syria

Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation south-west of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbours.