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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. The bombardment has forced many among the […]

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

UN envoy warns Aleppo risks becoming one giant graveyard

A top UN envoy on Wednesday pleaded with the Security Council to help break the siege of Aleppo, warning that residents of the Syrian city were at risk of extermination. “For the sake of humanity we call on – we plead — with the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power […]

November 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

UN asks Saudis to do more to prevent child deaths in Yemen

Aug  02, – Ban reported to the Security Council on his controversial decision to temporarily remove the coalition from the UN list of shame pending a review, triggering an outcry from rights groups. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen must do more to address “very serious concerns” about the killing of children, UN Secretary-General Ban […]

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Syrian planes strike hospitals in rebel northwest, killing 11- MSF

Syrian planes strike hospitals in rebel northwest, killing 11- MSF

Aug 14, – “These attacks … indicate an increasing pattern of healthcare structures and civilians being affected as a result of the ongoing war,” MSF said in a statement. Syrian warplanes have killed 11 people in strikes against hospitals in rebel-held Idlib province in the past week, the international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on […]

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Yemen airstrikes resume- 15 allied fighters killed

Yemen airstrikes resume- 15 allied fighters killed

Jul 27, – The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March against the Iran-supported Shiite rebels, who control most of northern Yemen and the capital, Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at […]

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Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

Apr 02, – The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled from the debris of ruined buildings, while rescue workers have not been able to reach some remote areas. Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote […]

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Gunmen captured hospital complex in southwestern Pakistan

Gunmen captured hospital complex in southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Armed men captured different sections of the hospital complex and were positioned on rooftops, said the head of police operations in Quetta, Fayaz Sumbal. Frontier Corps troops, and police commandos have been called in, and security officials were trying to clear the hospital as quickly as possible, Sumbal said. Gunmen have […]

June 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
New law on anonymous to give orphans right to know mother’s identity

New law on anonymous to give orphans right to know mother’s identity

June 10, AP – A new law will give children of anonymous births the right to know their mother’s identity. But some experts criticize the law for not abolishing so-called “baby hatches.” Did I inherit my blue eyes from my mother? Is my father also a late riser? How much do I resemble my siblings? […]

June 10, 2013 | By More
Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

June 2, – The app, which was designed by engineers and critical care physicians, helps doctors rapidly diagnose certain kinds of severe heart attacks, called STEMIs, before patients get to the hospital. There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there’s an app […]

June 2, 2013 | By More
UK officials: Radical movement drives London attack

UK officials: Radical movement drives London attack

May 23, AP – Two men apparently attacked another man near a London barracks Wednesday. Police said he died and the other two were shot by police and taken to separate hospitals. Two U.K. government officials who had been briefed said the attack seemed to have been ideologically motivated by radical Islam. They spoke on […]

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