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Syrian child refugees taught to release stress and resist recruitment

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The screams of a dozen Syrian and Palestinian children pierce the air of a community centre in Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp.


Islamic State claims bomb attack in Syria's Tartous

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State said it carried out a bomb attack on the Syrian coastal city of Tartous that Syrian state media said killed two security officers.


Air strikes, clashes persist on third day of Syrian truce - monitor, rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes resumed their bombardment of a rebel-held valley near Damascus on Sunday after nearly 24 hours with no air raids, a rebel official and monitors said, during the third day of a fragile ceasefire.


Several wounded in armed attack on Istanbul nightclub - NTV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on New Year revellers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus waterway on Sunday killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, then fled the scene.


New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

UNITED NATION: The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday he would like to make 2017 a year to “put peace first,” in a message heralding the new year and marking his first day as the world body’s chief.


U.N. council welcomes Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution welcoming a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war brokered by Russia and Turkey.


Syrian rebels threaten to abandon truce if violations continue

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted.


France's Hollande says to visit Iraq Monday

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday said he would visit Iraq on Monday to salute troops which are taking part in a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State.


Preserving the peace regionally

There’s a ‘new threat landscape’ coming up in this part of the world, as terrorism changes from all out war in he Middle East to individual attacks in South-East Asia.


Still many joining IS

The threat of terror group Islamic State must never be underestimated, down played or politicised, says the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division chief.