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Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

Somalia has called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate an incident in which dozens of Somali refugees were shot dead on board a boat. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack that killed more than 40 Somali refugees in waters off the coast of war-torn Yemen early on Friday. […]

March 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
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
100-plus girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

100-plus girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

Oct 19, –  The unwilling girls may have been radicalized by Boko Haram or are ashamed to return home because they were forced to marry extremists and have babies, chairman Pogu Bitrus of the Chibok Development Association told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Nigeria’s government is negotiating the release of another 83 of […]

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-held half of Syria’s Aleppo

July  14, – Nine people were killed in the Tariq al-Bab area, and another three in the district of Salhin, both in eastern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Air strikes killed at least 12 civilians including children in two rebel-held neighbourhoods of Syria’s divided city of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group […]

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Rebel rockets kill 14 civilians in Yemen city- medics

Rebel rockets kill 14 civilians in Yemen city- medics

Aug 24, – The bodies of those killed, including seven women and four children, were taken overnight to the morgue at a public hospital in Taez, said the medical officials. Iran-backed rebels in Yemen fired rockets into a residential district of Taez, killing 14 civilians, mostly women and children, officials said Monday, as battles raged […]

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in coma- lawyer

Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner in coma- lawyer

Aug 14, – “I was informed yesterday evening by the (Israeli) hospital where he is being held that he had fallen into a coma,” Jamil al-Khatib, the attorney of detainee Mohammed Allan, told AFP. A Palestinian held by Israel without trial has slipped into a coma after a nearly two-month hunger strike, his lawyer said […]

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3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

Oct 25, – Some 3,000 civilians trapped in a suffocating Syrian army siege of rebel areas in the city of Homs need urgent food aid, a monitoring group and activists said Friday. “Three thousands civilians, among them 500 aged over 70, are living exclusively off the little food that had been stored in the besieged […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
10 children, 2 foreign soldiers killed in Afghan suicide attack

10 children, 2 foreign soldiers killed in Afghan suicide attack

June 3, AP – A suicide bomb attack targeting NATO and Afghan forces killed two foreign soldiers and 10 children who were heading home after school in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. One policeman was also killed and 15 other children were wounded in the attack near the school in Paktia province, the latest […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

Barrage of rockets from Syria hit Hezbollah stronghold

May 2, BEIRUT (AP) — The rockets targeted the Baalbek region, the latest sign that Syria’s civil war is increasingly destabilizing Lebanon. On Friday, the Lebanese parliament decided to put off general elections, originally scheduled for June, by 17 months, blaming a deteriorating security situation in the country. Eighteen rockets and mortars rounds from Syria […]

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