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Turkey's Erdogan says Manchester attack shows need for NATO solidarity

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ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday the Manchester bombing showed terrorism was a global problem and NATO allies should cooperate more closely and share information swiftly to confront it.

Police hunt possible bomb-maker, accomplices after Manchester bombing - sources 24 May 2017

MANCHESTER, England British police hunted on Wednesday for potential accomplices who may have helped Salman Abedi build the bomb that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall in Manchester and who could be ready to kill again.

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed 24 May 2017

BEIRUT The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group.

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Car bomb explodes, kills four in Syria's Homs - state TV 23 May 2017

BEIRUT A car bomb exploded in Homs on Tuesday morning, Syrian state television said, two days after the city went back under full government control for the first time since 2011.

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France says not planning to reopen embassy in Syria 23 May 2017

(This May 23 story corrects second reference to embassy closure to 2012 in paragraph 8)

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Syrian rebels leave last opposition district in Homs 22 May 2017

HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their families left the last opposition-held district of Homs on Sunday, completing a deal that brought the whole city back under President Bashar al-Assad's control for the first time since the start of the war. | Video

Bomb attack on Syrian Islamist rebel group kills 20 - Observatory 21 May 2017

BEIRUT A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed more than 20 Syrian insurgents at a headquarters for the powerful Islamist Ahrar al-Sham group on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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Syrian rebels begin to leave last opposition-held Homs district 20 May 2017

HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT Syrian rebels started leaving the last opposition-held district of Homs city on Saturday in the final phase of an evacuation deal that will bring an early centre of the uprising back under government control in the conflict's seventh year.

U.S. says Iranian-directed convoy targeted by U.S. strike in Syria 20 May 2017

WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it believed forces in a convoy targeted by U.S. military aircraft in southern Syria on Thursday were Iranian-directed, in a possible sign of increased tension between Washington and Tehran in the Syrian war.

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European migration crisis gets super-power treatment in Cannes 19 May 2017

CANNES, France A Syrian refugee is gunned down by border police but instead of dying he finds he can fly, in "Jupiter's Moon", a film about the European migration crisis that baffled audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. | Video

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Assad regains control of Homs for first time since start of war

Hundreds of Syrian rebels leave last opposition-held district of Homs, bringing control of the city back under President Assad for the first time since the outbreak of war. Rough cut (no reporter narration).