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Syrian regime forces have used deadly nerve gas in four chemical weapons attacks since December, including one in Khan Sheikhoun that killed nearly 100 people in April, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Citing new evidence, the US-based rights group said the attacks are "part of a clear pattern" that could amount to crimes against humanity.
Militia attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo have left hundreds of thousands in desperate need of humanitarian aid, according to local officials and the United Nations.
Some 731,000 people in the country’s Kasai region, mostly women and children, have been displaced by militiamen who attack police and civilians alike, said Lt. Lawrence Ndosi,.. More
Some 23 refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last weekend, bringing the Mediterranean death toll this year to 1,089, the UN said Tuesday.
"43,204 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 23 April, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece," the UN migration agency, the Internationa.. More
Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation plans to repair dozens of mosques in Syria that were heavily damaged in the ongoing war, according to the head of foundation on Sunday.
Mustafa Tutkun told Anadolu Agency the state-run foundation was planning to construct and repair 66 mosques in cooperation with the Prime Ministry.
Tutkun said the projects would.. More
In a photograph widely shared on social media this month, Kifah Quzmar, a final-year business student at Birzeit University near Ramallah, wears a red-and-white keffiyeh and a somewhat defiant look.
The difference between the 28-year-old and tens of other Palestinian students and youth arrested in recent weeks is perhaps that his story made it out.. More
Survivors of a suspected chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province and aid workers on the scene say they are still in shock and struggling to recover from the distressing event of the attack.
"It's just indescribable," Othman al-Khani, local activist and witness said. "We saw people suffocating while their lungs were collapsing. The.. More
An Israel-Europe gas pipeline deal aimed at turning Israel into a major energy exporter in the Mediterranean has come under criticism from Palestinians, particularly as the besieged Gaza Strip continues to suffer from a crippling power crisis.
"The pipeline agreement between Israel, Italy, Cyprus and Greece will not only benefit corporations which.. More
In recent months, China’s new practices have brought them back under the spotlight of Human rights organizations as well as those who are protecting the Human Rights accord. Reports emerging from the Uyghur Autonomous Region has stated that there have been tens of thousands of arrests in recent times with many executions without a trial.
In October 2016, ISIL strategists and commanders were fully aware of the sheer number of Iraqi armed forces that were moving in to encircle Mosul.
The operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city was officially launched last October, and in January its eastern half was declared "fully liberated". Mosul is ISIL's last major urban stronghold.. More
On Friday, a senior member of Hamas's military wing, Mazen Faqha, was assassinated in the Gaza Strip by armed gunmen. It was an assassination tactic not seen in Gaza for at least a decade.
Faqha was a leading member of Hamas' al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank. In 2003, he was sentenced to life imprisonment in Israel for his role in planning attacks.. More
Syria's vital Tabqa Dam, the country's biggest, has become a major part of a Kurdish-Arab assault to cut off ISIL stronghold of Raqa.
Located in Raqa province, the dam is built on the 2,800-kilometre-long (more than 1,700-mile-long) Euphrates River, which flows from Turkey through northern Syria and east into Iraq.
The dam is 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles).. More
At least 22 million children across four conflict-ridden countries are at risk of death as a result of sickness and famine unless urgent action is taken to address the problem, UNICEF said on Tuesday, urging a 50 percent aid budget boost for those countries.
In a statement, the United Nations Children's Fund said 1.4 million of this figure -- spread.. More
When Israeli opposition leader and Labour Party chairman Isaac Herzog published a plan for kick-starting the peace process last month, one of his stated goals was to "save the settlement blocs" - areas of the West Bank where Israel has built clusters of settlements, including larger towns.
Settlement blocs are often referred to by politicians.. More
The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting reaches the city's most densely populated areas.
The offensive was briefly put on hold after local officials and residents in west Mosul said suspected US-led coalition air raids last week had killed.. More
Six years to the day since protesters poured into the streets of Daraa, Damascus and Aleppo in a "day of rage" against the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's uprising turned global war is far from over.
Six years of violence have killed close to half a million people, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research, displaced half of the.. More
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