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Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic Forces as US special operations personnel ride in a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Around 1,000 US soldiers are currently deployed in Syria, but their commander has flexible powers that allow him to ask for additional forces, a US official at the US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday.
In this photograph taken on April 11, 2017, an Afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against Daesh militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
April 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The US recently called for increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan.
Egyptians walk past a welcome banner bearing a portrait of Pope Francis a day ahead of his visit to the capital Cairo, on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
April 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Despite security concerns, Pope Francis is going ahead for a visit to Egypt to strengthen ties between Christians and Muslims.
A Russian warship passes through the Bosporous Strait in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2017 - 16:12 GMT
The vessel collided with a freighter carrying livestock..
An unmanned boat filled with explosives targeted a petroleum production terminal run by Aramco. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2017 - 15:24 GMT
An unmanned, explosives-laden boat was stopped in Saudi waters near the southern Jizan province.
Flames rise into the night sky from a Damascus airport believed to have been hit by an Israeli airstrike, April 27 2017. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)
April 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Israel's intelligence minister appeared to confirm that an airstrike that hit a Damascus airport had been carried out by Israel.
Gazan security forces. (AFP/file)
April 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The three had been detained for allegedly 'spreading rumors'.
Michel Aoun. (AFP/file)
April 27, 2017 - 12:31 GMT
Al Bawaba looks at Lebanon's political problems six months after Michel Aoun was elected president.
A woman pushes her elderly husband in a wheelchair in opposition-held Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on April 26, 2017. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
April 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
A temporary lull in Russian airstrikes has ended, says the monitoring group Air Wars.
St Catherine's Monastery, in the south of Sinai. (AFP/Pedro Gomes)
April 27, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The act of revenge came amid increasing tensions between Daesh and local tribes in the region.
Senior political leader of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Khalil al-Hayya, holds a press conference on April 18, 2017, in Gaza City.  (AFP/Mahumd Hams)
April 27, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The document, speculated to be a new charter, will be presented at an event in Qatar next week.
A medical helicopter from the US-led coalition flies near the Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, April 25 2017. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The fighting, between two American allies, puts the US in an awkward position.
The full extent of the damage to Hatra remains unclear. (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Known as al-Hadhr in Arabic, it was established in the 3rd or 2nd century BC and became a religious and trading centre under the Parthian empire.
Airstrike Destroys Hospital in Syria's Idlib (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Over eight medical centers, including Civil Defense positions, have been bombarded by Syrian regime and Russian fighter jets in Syria’s Idlib in April as they intensified their military campaign in the northern region.
Dozens of chemical attacks have been carried out in Syria since the 2013 Ghouta attack former US President Barack Obama called a 'red line' (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The French government has proof indicating the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing the nerve gas Sarin on a civilian population, it said Wednesday.
The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare towards an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf.