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Truce in peril as Syria bombardments kill at least 30

Truce in peril as Syria bombardments kill at least 30

Apr 23, – The head of a Britain-based monitoring group said the escalating violence meant a ceasefire between the regime and non-jihadist rebels, in place since late February, had effectively collapsed. At least 30 civilians were killed Saturday in regime and rebel bombardment of areas across Syria, threatening an eight-week-old truce at a time when […]

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Dozens dead in Syria strikes as opposition chiefs leave talks

Dozens dead in Syria strikes as opposition chiefs leave talks

Apr 19, – In some of the deadliest violence since a ceasefire took effect in February, a suspected regime bombing raid hit a market in the city of Maaret al-Numan, killing at least 37 civilians, a monitor said. Suspected government air strikes killed at least 44 civilians at markets in northwestern Syria Tuesday, as opposition […]

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Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Four killed as Turkish town hit by Syria rocket fire

Apr 18, – Kilis — the only town in Turkey where refugees from the war in Syria now outnumber Turkish locals — has been repeatedly hit by rocket fire from areas in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in recent weeks. Four rockets fired from Syria slammed into the southern Turkish town of Kilis […]

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More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

Apr 13, – The incident risked reviving a recent crisis in which thousands of Cubans determined to make it to the United States became stranded in Costa Rica because their passage north through Central America was blocked. More than 1,000 migrants, most of them Cubans, “violently” crossed the border from Panama into Costa Rica on […]

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Two Palestinians who stabbed Israeli soldier shot dead in West Bank- army

Two Palestinians who stabbed Israeli soldier shot dead in West Bank- army

Mar 24, – The soldier has been suspended from duty while Israeli military police hold a criminal investigation, the army said in a statement. Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians after they attacked a soldier in the West Bank on Thursday, the military said, and one soldier was detained after being shown on video firing […]

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Car bomb kills 18 rebels in southern Syria

Car bomb kills 18 rebels in southern Syria

Mar 02, – Four leaders of the Syrian Revolutionaries Front were among the dead after unknown assailants targeted the group in a village in Quneitra province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. A car bomb killed at least 18 members of a Western-backed rebel coalition in southern Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. […]

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Cuba blames U.S. for migrant crisis in Central America

Cuba blames U.S. for migrant crisis in Central America

Nov 18, – The Cubans have been making their way north from Panama to Costa Rica to Nicaragua, seeking to eventually reach the United States, where Cubans receive special treatment that welcomes them without a visa. But Nicaragua, a close ally of Cuba, closed its border with Costa Rica on Sunday to stop them. Cuba’s […]

November 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

Nov 13, – One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike likely killed Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, but cautioned that it was too soon to make any determination. The United States on Thursday carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John,” who participated […]

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U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

Sep 20, – Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a political transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his […]

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Australian warplanes make first air strike in Syria

Australian warplanes make first air strike in Syria

Sep 16, – “This is part of our logical extension in the fight against Daesh to operate not just over northern Iraq but also to operate over eastern Syria in order to degrade and destroy Daesh Forces,” the minister told reporters using the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Australian fighter jets have carried out their […]

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