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Syria photographer puts down camera rescues boy injured after bus bombing kill 126 in Aleppo

Syria photographer puts down camera rescues boy injured after bus bombing kill 126 in Aleppo

Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers’ hearts. It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war. It happened last year when a photographer […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syria’s Assad has reportedly put that 5-year-old Aleppo boy under house arrest

Syria’s Assad has reportedly put that 5-year-old Aleppo boy under house arrest

5-year-old Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh, whose heartbreaking, dazed expression following an airstrike captured the world’s attention, hasn’t been seen in over a year. According photographer who captured this popular image, 29-year-old Mahmoud Raslan, that’s because Bashar al-Assad has him under house arrest. Could this explain why no one has been able to trace Omran, the little Syrian […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cruel Dad Kidnaps and Kills Daughters, 8 and 11, Before Setting Car on Fire

Cruel Dad Kidnaps and Kills Daughters, 8 and 11, Before Setting Car on Fire

A suicidal father in Oregon kidnapped and killed his two daughters before turning the gun on himself. Jamie Cortinas, 42, shot Janet Cortinas-Duran, 8, and Jasmine Duran-Cortinas, 11, and then set his Land Rover on fire before shooting himself during a gunfight with police Wednesday. Cortinas had reportedly taken the girls, who both attended Glenfair Elementary School, […]

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syrian dictator’s British-born wife Asma al-Assad to be stripped of her UK citizenship

Syrian dictator’s British-born wife Asma al-Assad to be stripped of her UK citizenship

Asma al-Assad,  the Syrian president ’s British-born wife, is facing calls to be stripped of her UK citizenship after she was accused of propping up his propaganda operation. Mrs Assad, a former investment banker who married Assad in 2000, has at least three official social media accounts under her name, which are used to praise the Syrian regime’s “martyrs” and […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadly suicide bomb attack on Syria bus convoy, death toll rises to 112

Deadly suicide bomb attack on Syria bus convoy, death toll rises to 112

The death toll from a bomb blast on a crowded Syrian bus convoy outside Aleppo reached at least 112 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. Syrian rescue workers the Civil Defence said that they had carted away at least 100 bodies from the site of Saturday’s blast, which hit […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Suicide car bomb on Syrian bus convoy kills 43 evacuees fleeing to Aleppo

Suicide car bomb on Syrian bus convoy kills 43 evacuees fleeing to Aleppo

Huge car bomb kills 43 people were killed in a suicide attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said in an updated toll. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed most of the dead were evacuees, but they also included several rebels who had been guarding the buses at […]

April 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Palestinian man fatally stabs British woman on Jerusalem train

Palestinian man fatally stabs British woman on Jerusalem train

A Palestinian man fatally stabbed a British student on Jerusalem’s transit network on Friday, Israeli police said. Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Mark Regev, named the victim as Hannah Bladon on his Twitter account, adding that she was “murdered in a senseless act of terror.” The incident occurred in a train carriage on the light rail […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 48 as deadly double blasts Rock Egyptian church

Death toll rises to 48 as deadly double blasts Rock Egyptian church

At least 48 people were killed and more than 150 injured in double blast in front of a Christian church in Alexandria and the second blast in the Nile Delta city of Tanta. Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks, via its Amaq press agency. “A group that belongs to Islamic State carried out the […]

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Egypt church bomb blast kills at least 25 worshippers, over 75 injured

Egypt church bomb blast kills at least 25 worshippers, over 75 injured

Huge blast caused by an explosive device under a seat at St George Church, a large Christian place of worship in Tanta – the country’s fifth largest city. Egyptian new agency Mada Masr claimed that 25 people had been killed while 75 others were wounded in what government officials described as a terror attack. The […]

April 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Butcher Assad vows more bloodshed in Syria in response to US missile strikes

Butcher Assad vows more bloodshed in Syria in response to US missile strikes

Two Syrian jets took off today from the same air base that was hit by U.S. missiles and carried out strikes on areas under rebels control in the countryside of eastern Homs. Assad Angrily declaring that the US attack would not go unpunished, Syria’s brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad vowed swift retaliation on his nation’s civilians […]

April 8, 2017 | By | Reply More