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Terrified civilians fleeing IS holdouts in Syria’s Raqqa

Terrified civilians fleeing IS holdouts in Syria’s Raqqa

Scores of civilians including women and children are fleeing the last few remaining neighborhoods held by the Islamic State group in Syria’s northern city of Raqqa, ahead of an anticipated final push by U.S.-backed fighters seeking to retake the city. A new video that emerged Friday shows desperate, terrified residents emerging from destroyed districts, some […]

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Families fleeing Syria’s Raqqa say air strikes bring heavy toll

Families fleeing Syria’s Raqqa say air strikes bring heavy toll

Air raids by U.S. coalition warplanes have intensified in recent days as Kurdish and Arab militias seek to drive surrounded Islamic State militants from their last strongholds in Syria’s Raqqa — but the toll on civilians has been severe. Hundreds of civilians fled the city on Thursday, many wounded and malnourished after being trapped for […]

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 11 dead in Syria market air strike- monitor

At least 11 dead in Syria market air strike- monitor

At least 11 civilians including two children were killed on Sunday in air strikes on a market in northwestern Syria, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes on the market in Idlib province’s Maaret al-Numan were probably carried out by regime forces. Much of Idlib province, including Maaret al-Numan, is […]

October 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone- monitor

Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone- monitor

At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight strikes on the town of Armanaz, in Idlib province near the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory […]

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018

Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018

Saudi Arabia’s surprise decision to grant women the right to drive in the conservative kingdom marks a significant expansion in women’s rights, but activists said Wednesday it is also only the first step in a long list of demands for equality. Saudi Arabia was the only country in the world to ban women from driving. […]

September 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
National celebrations open Saudi sports stadium to women for first time

National celebrations open Saudi sports stadium to women for first time

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big program of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which will allow women to enter the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time. The festivities are part of a government move to boost national […]

September 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Car bombing at busy Baghdad market kills 12 people

Car bombing at busy Baghdad market kills 12 people

A car bomb ripped through a busy market area in eastern Baghdad on Monday morning, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said. The explosives-laden car went off at the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad’s Shiite district of Sadr City, a police officer said. A plume of thick black smoke billowed from the area and […]

August 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing the Macarena in street

Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi Arabia for dancing the Macarena in street

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in Saudi Arabia after a video of him dancing the Macarena in the street went viral. The boy, who has not been identified, is accused by authorities of “improper public behaviour”. It comes after a clip was shared online of him performing the dance routine to the famous 1990s […]

August 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
ISIS thugs push man off building for being gay and cut thief’s hand off

ISIS thugs push man off building for being gay and cut thief’s hand off

Disturbing images depicting ISIS brutal and inhumane punishments inflicted on civilians have been released. ISIS has intensified its crackdown on people living in the eastern province of Deir Ez-zor, Syria. The extremist group is looking to repress anyone opposed to their way of ruling. A horrific photo shows a man being executed in front of […]

August 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea. Survivors — all Ethiopian and Somali migrants — managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along Yemen’s Arabian Sea coastline, the International […]

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More