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Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Thousands of traumatised civilians and fighters poured out of rebel Aleppo through the night as a fragile evacuation operation entered a second day on Friday, the Red Cross said. “The evacuation continued throughout the night and it will continue all through today and for so long as there are people who want to leave,” International […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

Freed from Mosul, Iraqi brothers carry scars of Islamic State rule

His right arm strapped with a tourniquet and numbed by anaesthetic, Azad Hassan sat before the crowd waiting for Islamic State militants to chop off his hand as a punishment. First, he had watch them do the same to his brother. Freed from Islamic State rule in Mosul by Iraqi forces who are fighting to […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Shots fired at ambulances in Aleppo, 3 wounded

Shots fired at ambulances in Aleppo, 3 wounded

The Latest on the conflict in Syria where a cease-fire deal to allow evacuation of rebels and tens of thousands of civilians from eastern Aleppo is back. Syrian activists say pro-government forces have shot at ambulances trying to leave eastern Aleppo, wounding at least 3 evacuees. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hundreds gather in Sarajevo to rally for peace in Syria

Hundreds gather in Sarajevo to rally for peace in Syria

Up to a thousand people gathered Wednesday in Sarajevo — the Bosnian city that survived a brutal 44-month siege during the Balkan wars of the 1990s — to rally against the carnage in Syria. Representatives of Bosnia’s Muslim, Catholic, Orthodox Christian and Jewish communities said they felt a moral responsibility to voice outrage at the […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished- UN

2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished- UN

Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished, victims of the near-collapse of the health care system during two years of escalating conflict, UN children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday. At least 462,000 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, as food supplies have been disrupted by the devastating war between the Saudi-backed government and Shiite […]

December 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Saudi woman jailed for posting picture without veil on twitter

Saudi woman jailed for posting picture without veil on twitter

Police in the Saudi capital said on Monday they had arrested a woman for taking off her veil in public and posting pictures of her daring action on Twitter. Police spokesman Fawaz al-Maiman did not name the woman, but several websites identified her as Malak al-Shehri, who triggered a huge backlash on social media after […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Aleppo White Helmet rescuers call for safe passage

Aleppo White Helmet rescuers call for safe passage

The White Helmets rescue group on Thursday urged international organisations to protect its members in rebel-held parts of Syria’s east Aleppo in the face of an advance by government forces. “If we are not evacuated, our volunteers face torture and execution in the regime’s detention centres,” the rescuers said in a statement released by the […]

December 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
We have lost everything- Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

We have lost everything- Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. “Where am I? What happened?” she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. “We have lost everything.” They were among a few hundred residents who fled fighting in the Hanano neighborhood last […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
No more room for the dead as Syria’s Aleppo is crushed

No more room for the dead as Syria’s Aleppo is crushed

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave’s streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues. Medical officials secured yet another plot for the dead. But they say they have no way to dig graves with government troops […]

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
In Aleppo, dreaming of home but finding only rubble

In Aleppo, dreaming of home but finding only rubble

Kafa Jawish hadn’t slept in days, day dreaming of seeing her home in east Aleppo for the first time in four years, but when she arrived she found little more than rubble. The 36-year-old was among hundreds of Syrians returning to east Aleppo in recent days after the army recaptured large swathes of the city […]

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More