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Damascus shells Idlib as UN chief warns of ‘bloodbath’

Damascus shells Idlib as UN chief warns of ‘bloodbath’

Government forces shelled Syria’s last major rebel bastion on Wednesday, hours after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council any full-blown offensive in Idlib risks triggering a “bloodbath”. As troops massed for a Russian-backed offensive in the northwest, Kurdish-led rebels launched a US-backed assault in the east to oust the Islamic State group from […]

September 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Syrian swimmer who saved refugees arrested in Greece- lawyer

Syrian swimmer who saved refugees arrested in Greece- lawyer

Sarah Mardini, one of two Syrian sisters who saved over a dozen refugees in 2015 by pulling their sinking dinghy to Greece, has been arrested for alleged people smuggling, her lawyer said on Friday. Greek police said on Tuesday they had arrested two members of an aid organization on the island of Lesbos and were […]

August 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
Survivors of last major Islamic State battle in Iraq beg for food

Survivors of last major Islamic State battle in Iraq beg for food

On a scorching August afternoon, an angry crowd besieged a mini-truck loaded with meat of two slaughtered cows amidst the ruins of what was the last Islamic State (IS) bastion in Mosul. In a desperate scramble, they grabbed beef from a man standing in the open back of the truck and, after it pulled away, […]

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
At least 69 killed as explosion destroys two five-storey buildings in Sarmada, Syria

At least 69 killed as explosion destroys two five-storey buildings in Sarmada, Syria

An explosion in northern Syria has killed at least 69 people and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast is not immediately known, opposition activists say. The White Helmets, first responder rescue workers also known as Syria Civil Defence, said the blast occurred in the village of Sarmada near the Turkish border on […]

August 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque after clashes- two dead in Gaza

Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque after clashes- two dead in Gaza

Israeli troopers entered Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest shrine in Islam, and carried out arrests on Friday in what police described as a pursuit of youths who had lobbed rocks and fireworks during clashes with its forces outside. The rare raid, on a site that is an emblem of Palestinians’ statehood hopes and a frequent […]

July 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nearly 250 dead in Islamic State attacks on south Syria- new toll

Nearly 250 dead in Islamic State attacks on south Syria- new toll

The death toll in coordinated Islamic State group suicide bombings and shootings in southern Syria rose to nearly 250 overnight, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said Thursday. Wednesday’s attacks hit Sweida, a Druze-majority province mostly held by the government which had remained relatively insulated from the country’s seven-year civil war. The death […]

July 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Palestinian dies after being shot in Gaza clashes- ministry

Palestinian dies after being shot in Gaza clashes- ministry

A Palestinian has died days after being shot by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave’s health ministry said Tuesday. Sari al-Shobaki had been transferred to Jerusalem for treatment after being shot several days ago east of Gaza City, the ministry in the Hamas-run territory said. A ministry spokesman said the 23-year-old […]

July 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday in an interim report that “various chlorinated organic chemicals” were found at the site in Syria where a chemical attack is suspected of being carried out in April. A fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned that it was too early to come […]

July 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
First new steps for Syrian girl who used tin cans for legs

First new steps for Syrian girl who used tin cans for legs

Eight-year-old Maya Merhi, who was born with no legs, had to shuffle around a camp in northern Syria on makeshift limbs fashioned from old tubing and tin cans. Now she is taking her first tentative steps in Istanbul on prosthetic legs, after images of her struggling in the tent encampment in Idlib appeared on social […]

July 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
At least 270,000 Syrians flee latest deadly regime offensive

At least 270,000 Syrians flee latest deadly regime offensive

At least 270,000 Syrians more than the population of Orlando, Florida — have fled their homes in southwest Syria since the government launched an offensive against rebels more than two weeks ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Speaking to CNN on Monday, UNHCR spokesman Mohammad Hawari said that the number had “exceeded our […]

July 3, 2018 | By | Reply More