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Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar’s army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims. Facebook blacklisted Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military brass three weeks ago after a damning report by […]

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

UN seeks inquiry into Russian Idlib air strikes- Syria war

The UN’s secretary general has called for an investigation into deadly air strikes in Syria last week that were allegedly conducted by Russian jets. António Guterres expressed deep concern about Thursday’s attack on the rebel-held town of Zardana, which activists said killed at least 47 civilians. The dead included a rescuer who was allegedly targeted. […]

June 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Russian strikes kill 37 civilians in Syrian town- monitor

Russian strikes kill 37 civilians in Syrian town- monitor

Russian air strikes killed 37 civilians in the Arbin area of the shrinking rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. “Russian air strikes and incendiary weapons killed the civilians in a basement from burning or suffocation” late on Thursday before a ceasefire came into effect […]

March 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
12-year-old Russian girl raped and thrown to her death by family friend

12-year-old Russian girl raped and thrown to her death by family friend

A man in his 40’s allegedly offered the girl a ride on his snowmobile when she waited at a bus stop in the Russian city of Novokuznetsk A 12-year-old girl allegedly raped by a family friend died after she was thrown alive down a 330ft mineshaft The suspect Evgeny Bukharin, 40, offered the girl a […]

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Syrian forces kill 8 in raids on rebel-held Idlib province

Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda’s former affiliate has a strong presence. Most of those killed in the Idlib province town of Maarat Masrin were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Their deaths came […]

January 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats for US election hacking

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “The plane has taken off, everyone is on board,” said the Russian embassy in Washington, quoted by the state-owned RIA Novosti agency. Relatives of the diplomats […]

January 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

Russia again denies any children killed in Syria school strike

The Russian army on Monday denied any children were present in a school in Syria’s Idlib province where 28 people were killed in an October airstrike blamed on Moscow. Russia has denied having any role in air strikes that the UN children’s agency UNICEF said killed 22 students and six teachers at the school in […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 onboard

Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 onboard

Aug  01, – The Mi-8 helicopter was shot down in Idlib province, where Russian warplanes frequently targeted rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the chopper was returning to the Russian air base on Syria’s coast after delivering humanitarian goods to the city of Aleppo. But […]

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Air raids kill at least 28 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Air raids kill at least 28 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

July  16, – The death toll from what residents said an attack with barrel bombs steadily rose throughout the day as bombardment rocked the city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Air raids on rebel-held districts of Syria’s battleground second city of Aleppo killed at least 28 civilians including children on Saturday, a […]

July 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

May 06, – According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some 73 fighters — 43 on the opposition side and 30 pro-government troops — have died since Thursday afternoon in the battle for the village of Khan Touman. The advance signals a reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative coalition on the opposition’s side in […]

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