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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
Women of honour- Speaking out on rape in Syria

Women of honour- Speaking out on rape in Syria

Despite death threats and rejection, Syrian women have found the courage to speak out about rape. The first time a woman who had been raped inside a Syrian prison, it was November 2011. I was in Homs and the city was under siege. We were there meeting victims of the first wave of crackdowns on […]

June 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

An escalation in fighting and air strikes in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province leaves 2.5 million civilians with “no place else to go” within their shattered homeland, the United Nations said on Monday. Panos Moumtzis, the U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator, called on major powers to broker a settlement to end the war and avoid a bloodbath […]

June 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held town of Zardana, which activists said killed at least 47 civilians. The dead included a rescuer who was allegedly targeted. […]

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Syrian forces launch deadly air raids in Idlib

Syrian forces launch deadly air raids in Idlib

At least 16 people have been killed and 18 others wounded in Syrian government air strikes on villages in rebel-held Idlib province, Syria’s Civil Defence said. According to the group, which operates in Syria’s rebel-held areas and is also known as the White Helmets, a young girl was among the victims in Sunday’s air raids. […]

June 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
As aid dries up, Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty

As aid dries up, Gaza families pushed deeper into poverty

Samia Hassan used to have enough money to feed her two dozen children and grandchildren. Now she spends much of her time worrying about food, scouring Gaza’s vegetable markets for end-of-day discounts or walking miles for a pot of free gruel from a soup kitchen. Large numbers of Gaza families have been pushed deeper into […]

June 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Darkest day in history’ as Syria begins UN disarmament presidency

‘Darkest day in history’ as Syria begins UN disarmament presidency

The Syrian regime has begun its four-week presidency of the UN Conference on Disarmament – an appointment described as “one of the darkest days in the history” of the panel. Bashar al Assad’s government will preside over the forum from 28 May until 24 June, following after Switzerland because the presidency rotates among members on […]

May 29, 2018 | By | Reply More