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  • 20
  • Mar
BEIRUT, March 20 (AFP) — An air strike on a school in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta late last night killed 15 children and two women who were using its basement…
  • 19
  • Mar
MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - More than 6,000 people have left Syria’s eastern Ghouta since Monday morning, Interfax news agency said, citing Russia’s Defense Ministry.
  • 19
  • Mar
DAMASCUS, March 19 (AFP) — Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday paid a first visit in years to battered East Ghouta to congratulate his troops for a grueling assault…
  • 18
  • Mar
BEIRUT, March 18, 2018 (Reuters) - The main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria’s opposition-held eastern Ghouta told Reuters yesterday it was negotiating with a United Nations…
  • 18
  • Mar
ISTANBUL, March 18 (Reuters) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters entered the town of Afrin shortly before dawn on Sunday and have taken control of parts of it after Kurdish…
  • 17
  • Mar
ADEN, March 17, 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) says a diphtheria outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread rapidly nationwide and infected more than 1,300 people. WHO said…
  • 17
  • Mar
BEIRUT, March 17, 2018 (AP) - The Russian military says more than 30,000 people have fled Syria's besieged east Ghouta and that the flow is continuing. Maj. Gen. Vladimir…
  • 16
  • Mar
BEIRUT, March 16, 2018 (Reuters) - Air strikes killed dozens of people in eastern Ghouta on Friday and Syrians fled rebel territory toward government positions for a second day,…
  • 15
  • Mar
ROME (AP) — A half-billion-dollar funding shortfall for the UN relief agency for Palestinians risks cutting critical services that could "push the suffering in disastrous and unpredictable directions," the…
  • 15
  • Mar
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A flight attendant for the Mideast long-haul carrier Emirates has been hospitalised in Uganda after falling out of an open emergency door on…