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US Navy sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook as the ship departs Larnaca, Cyprus, to move within striking range of Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said he was holding meetings on Thursday on Syria, where he has threatened missile strikes in response to a suspected poison(...)

An injured child receives first aid in hospital after a bombing in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Thursday. Mohammed Badra/EPA

France urged Russia to make Syria’s government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, ad(...)

Amnesty activists protest against  detention of Taner Kilic. Photograph: AFP/ John Macdougall

A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the conditional release of the jailed chairman of Amnesty International in Turkey, the rights group said, althoug(...)

Paramedics carry a wounded person from the rubble of a mosque in Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: Can Erok/DHA-Depo Photos via AP

Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, so(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan chairs a security meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/presidential palace via Reuters

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday(...)

Displaced people from a village in southern Idlib head on the Damascus-Aleppo motorway towards the northern part of the rebel-held province on January 5th. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey called on Russia and Iran on Wednesday to pressure Syrian authorities to halt a military offensive in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, which(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas being greeted by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on Wednesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA

Leaders and officials of Muslim nations declared East Jerusalem the Palestinian capital on Wednesday at a summit meeting in Istanbul, producing the st(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

Palestinian emergency services evacuate a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops on Thursday following a demonstration near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, beside the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

The Middle East is braced for a second day of violence after tensions flared in the region on Thursday following the United States’ decision to recogn(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan and his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos trade barbs after their meeting in Athens on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/AFP/Getty Images

Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that quickly (...)

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