Tag: violence

Congo forces fire shots to ward off protests after talks fizzle

Congo forces fire shots to ward off protests after talks fizzle

Congolese police fired shots and tear gas on Tuesday to ward off protesters after Catholic bishops pulled out of their mediation role in talks meant to pave the way for President Joseph Kabila to step down after an election. Sporadic unrest broke out in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa when the bishops announced they […]

March 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dad kills 5 year-old son, physically punished for wetting his bed

Dad kills 5 year-old son, physically punished for wetting his bed

Father kills his 5-year-old son, who has not been named, was found in the street in his underwear after suffering a cardiac arrest in Aire-sur-la-Lys in northern France. French Police believe the boy was punished by his parents for wetting the bed before his death and have since arrested them. Government detectives investigated the whole […]

February 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 50

Bombs near government offices in Afghan capital kill 50

Bombings across three Afghan cities including Kabul killed around 50 people Tuesday, in a day of carnage that shattered a relative lull in violence as Taliban insurgents escalate a deadly winter campaign. At least nine people died when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar during a visit by […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Desperate thousands await evacuation from Aleppo

Desperate thousands await evacuation from Aleppo

Trapped Syrian civilians and fighters waited desperately Saturday for evacuations to resume from a rebel-held enclave in Aleppo as the Red Cross pleaded for a deal to “save thousands of lives”. A rebel representative told an agreement had been reached to allow more people to leave the city, which has been ravaged by some of […]

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh- aid workers

Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh- aid workers

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar crossed the border to Bangladesh over the weekend and on Monday, aid workers said, seeking shelter from escalating violence in the northwest that has killed at least 86 people and displaced some 30,000. An official from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations’ migration agency, who did […]

November 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments

All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organization (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States condemned “in the strongest terms” the latest […]

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bombardments in Syria’s Aleppo kill 9 civilians

Bombardments in Syria’s Aleppo kill 9 civilians

Jun 17, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the crude explosive devices hit three areas of Aleppo, prompting the rebels to fire rockets into regime-held western parts of the city. Barrel bomb attacks and shelling on rebel-held areas of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo killed at least nine civilians Friday, the second […]

June 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia announces 48-hour ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo

Russia announces 48-hour ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo

Jun 15, – “On Russia’s initiative, a ‘regime of silence’ has been introduced in Aleppo for 48 hours from 00:01 16 June (2100 GMT Wednesday) with the goal of lowering the level of armed violence and stabilising the situation,” a ministry statement said. Russia’s defence ministry announced late Wednesday that a ceasefire had been introduced […]

June 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Fierce bombardment in Syria’s Aleppo province kills 25

Apr 26, – The attacks are the latest in a surge of violence in and around the city that has severely tested a February 27 ceasefire. A barrage of air strikes and shelling on Syria’s second city Aleppo and a town to its west have killed 25 civilians, emergency workers and a monitoring group said […]

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
UN- Violence kills at least 1,119 Iraqis in March

UN- Violence kills at least 1,119 Iraqis in March

Apr 02, – Another 1,561 Iraqis were wounded last month, the U.N. mission to Iraq said in a statement Friday. The figures include 575 civilians killed and another 1,196 wounded. The other casualties were Iraqi security forces, including Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and government-allied militiamen. The United Nations says violence killed at least […]

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