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Israeli troops kill three Palestinians, wound scores in protests over Jerusalem

Israeli troops kill three Palestinians, wound scores in protests over Jerusalem

Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and wounded 150 others on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the […]

December 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hunger at Damascus door as Syrian government blocks aid

Hunger at Damascus door as Syrian government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief. As the government and its opponents wrap up another fruitless round of talks in Geneva, humanitarian officials warn that conditions […]

December 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa

At least 39 Yemenis dead in Saudi-led raid on police camp in Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners, an official and witnesses said. The strike is part of an air campaign by the Western-backed coalition on the Iran-allied Houthis that has escalated since the Houthis […]

December 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia lifts the 35-year-old ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia lifts the 35-year-old ban on cinemas

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that the ban on public cinemas will be lifted after more than 30 years. The movies will return to the country in March, 2018, following news that the building of new cinema facilities in the capital of Riyadh was announced in October. Cinemas have been banned since 1982, after […]

December 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, perished early Sunday morning when Russian air strikes hit “residential buildings” in a village held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit the village of Al-Shafah in Deir Ezzor province, on the eastern […]

November 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Militants kill more than 235 at Sinai mosque in Egypt’s deadliest attack

Militants kill more than 235 at Sinai mosque in Egypt’s deadliest attack

Militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, detonating a bomb and gunning down worshippers in the deadliest such attack in Egypt’s modern history, state media and witnesses said. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian security forces have battled an Islamic State affiliate in the mainly […]

November 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

In a lengthy phone call both Putin and Trump spoke of the need for progress toward a peace settlement and stressed the need to ensure “the stability of a unified Syria,” the White House said. The country is currently divided between forces loyal to Kremlin-allied strongman Assad, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and several […]

November 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Monday that the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, as her country faces accusations of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi did not directly mention the refugee exodus in a speech to European and Asian […]

November 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the UN-led Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for 30 days to allow […]

November 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed houses in towns and villages in the mountainous area […]

November 14, 2017 | By | Reply More