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Western-backed Syrian rebels say kill foreign Islamic State fighters in undercover strike

AMMAN - A group of Western-backed Syrian insurgents said on Tuesday they had killed three foreign fighters -- two Saudis and a Tunisian -- with the Islamic State group in an undercover raid into an area under the control of the ultra-radical militants.

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Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria's Palmyra - U.N. 01 Sep 2015

BEIRUT - Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State group had targeted it. | Video

Turk soldier killed on border with Islamic State territory in Syria - officials 01 Sep 2015

ANKARA - A Turkish soldier died and another was missing on Tuesday following cross-border fire from Islamic State-held territory in neighbouring Syria, local officials said.

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For one Syrian, normality in Germany is happy ending 01 Sep 2015

BUDAPEST - It was an unlikely end to a journey from Syria marked by death threats and constant fear - an ice cold beer in a first class train seat with a view of the German countryside.

Icelanders tell government to take in more Syrian refugees 01 Sep 2015

REYKJAVIK - Four percent of Iceland's population has joined a Facebook page seeking to have the country take in more people escaping the Syrian conflict, prompting the government to consider it.

Migrants in Hungary seek traffickers on trip 'from death to death' 30 Aug 2015

BUDAPEST - Ahmed, a Syrian man, and his wife wait with hundreds of other migrants at a railway station in central Budapest hoping to find a smuggler to take them to Germany, the final destination in an exhausting and dangerous journey.

Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes 30 Aug 2015

BEIRUT - A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

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Refugee children, close to death, found in van in Austria 29 Aug 2015

VIENNA - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday. | Video

Three refugee children found critically ill in Austria 29 Aug 2015

VIENNA, Austria - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, police said on Saturday.

Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes 29 Aug 2015

BEIRUT - A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

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U.N. confirms images show Palmyra temple destruction

The U.N.'s cultural body UNESCO says satellite images confirm the destruction of one of Palmyra's most important sites. Pavithra George reports.