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Syria ready for open battle in province where it has let rebels gather | Reuters

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria is prepared for “open battle” against insurgents in the province where Damascus has been allowing them to gather under ceasefire deals, said the government official in charge of negotiations that have seen rebels yield swathes of territory.<p>FILE PHOTO: Syria's Minister of …

Middle East

Russia begins military drawdown in Syria

The Kremlin first deployed its troops to Syria in September 2015, and had begun a withdrawal in March 2016. But when fighting flared anew, Moscow was …

Damascus water shortage threatens children, U.N. says | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are at risk of waterborne diseases in Syria’s capital Damascus where 5.5 million people have had little or no running water for two weeks, the United Nations said on Friday.<p>Boys play in the rebel held besieged Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria January 3, 2017. …

Middle East

Iraq forces keep up shelling of Falluja, U.N. concern mounts for civilians | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civilians.<p>Residents in the city, 50 km (30 miles) from the capital, …

Middle East

Bank of England could make Brexit intervention on eve of EU referendum as David Cameron claims voting for Brexit is unpatriotic

• Pensioners, Tories and men are deserting Brexit campaign<br>• Tories revolt as Cameron suggests Brexit vote is 'immoral'<br>• BofE could make Brexit intervention on eve of EU referendum<br>• Blair: Immigration wasn't too high under Labour<br>• Cameron: Cost of holidays will rise after Brexit<p><b>Tories revolt as Cameron</b> …

United Kingdom

EU referendum poll: pensioners, Tory voters and men are deserting the Brexit campaign

The majority of older voters, Conservative supporters and men are now backing the campaign to stay in the EU following a collapse in support for Brexit, a new exclusive poll for the Telegraph shows.<p>The poll finds that the Remain campaign now has a 13-point lead with just one month until the …

EU Referendum

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