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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, – Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with […]

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Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

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10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

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Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

Aug 28, – Al Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were “holding ground” despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the fighting. Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near […]

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Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

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World not ready for aging population

World not ready for aging population

Oct 01, – The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries, with Sweden coming out on top and Afghanistan at the bottom. It reflects what advocates for the old have been warning, with increasing urgency, for years: Nations are simply not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying […]

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Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

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Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

June 19, AP – Jolie, who is UNHCR special envoy for refugee affairs, visited the Jordan-Syria border overnight accompanied by head of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie urged the international community to boost aid to Syrian refugees hit by what she called “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st […]

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UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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