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War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

War-torn Yemen to get cholera vaccines as death toll mounts

The U.N. health agency and some major partners have agreed to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen to help stanch a spiraling and increasingly deadly caseload in the impoverished country, which is already facing war and the risk of famine. A spokesman for the World Health Organization said Wednesday that it didn’t […]

June 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo’s plight

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo’s plight

Aug 19, – As international concern mounted, President Bashar al-Assad’s key ally Russia said it was ready to halt fire in the battleground northern city for 48-hour “humanitarian pauses” from next week. A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike has become a symbol of […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
War turns Ukraine into ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

War turns Ukraine into ‘supermarket’ for illegal weapons

Aug  06, –  The war in eastern Ukraine against Russia-backed separatists has led to the uncontrolled spread of firearms throughout the country, with experts describing Ukraine as a “supermarket” where millions of illegal weapons are for sale. A former Ukrainian soldier-turned-arms dealer agrees to meet in Kiev, where he offers to sell a Makarov semi-automatic […]

August 6, 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
Aid to 1,000 Gaza families suspended after Israel cement ban- UN

Aid to 1,000 Gaza families suspended after Israel cement ban- UN

Apr 28, – Israel suspended the imports of cement to Gaza early this month after some of the supplies were allegedly diverted. Reconstruction aid to over 1,000 families in Gaza has been suspended due to a lack of materials, the United Nations said Friday, after Israel banned the private import of cement over corruption claims. […]

April 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles follow months of threat impending war with Seoul and US

North Korea fires 3 short-range missiles follow months of threat impending war with Seoul and US

May 18, AP – North Korea fired short-range guided missiles twice in the morning and once in the afternoon off its east coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry said by telephone. The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s defense ministry has said North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east […]

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