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Mosul food, water reserves dwindle as fighting cuts off supplies

Mosul food, water reserves dwindle as fighting cuts off supplies Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

The United Nations issued a fresh warning on Wednesday about the humanitarian situation in eastern Mosul where the U.S.-backed Iraqi army is locked in heavy fighting with Islamic State militants.
Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo

Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo Mon, 28 Nov, 2016

Syria's rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.
Islamic State reportedly uses 'chemical gas' against Syrian rebels

Islamic State reportedly uses 'chemical gas' against Syrian rebels Sun, 27 Nov, 2016

 Islamic State militants have fired a rocket in northern Syria that caused symptoms of "chemical gas" exposure in 22 Syrian rebels, state media cited Turkey's military as saying on Sunday.
Kuwait votes as opposition ends boycott

Kuwait votes as opposition ends boycott Sat, 26 Nov, 2016

Kuwaitis went to the polls Saturday for the first election in nearly four years contested by the opposition amid fresh disputes over cuts in subsidies due to falling oil revenues.
More than 40 dead as trains collide in Iran

More than 40 dead as trains collide in Iran Fri, 25 Nov, 2016

At least 40 people were killed and 100 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, and the death toll is likely to rise, state television reported.
U.N. says nearly 1 million Syrians besieged; U.S. names, shames commanders

U.N. says nearly 1 million Syrians besieged; U.S. names, shames commanders Tue, 22 Nov, 2016

The number of besieged Syrians has more than doubled over the past year to nearly one million, the United Nations aid chief told the Security Council on Monday, as the United States named 13 Syrian military commanders it accused of killing civilians.
Turkey withdraws child sex bill after protests

Turkey withdraws child sex bill after protests Tue, 22 Nov, 2016

The Turkish government on Tuesday withdrew a controversial bill that could overturn men's convictions for child-sex assault, after an angry public backlash that saw thousands take to the streets.
Fears for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances

Fears for Aleppo civilians as Syria regime advances Mon, 21 Nov, 2016

Syrian government forces advanced quickly inside rebel-held east Aleppo on Monday, as the UN raised the alarm for nearly one million people living under siege in the war-wracked country.
Syrian government refuses UN truce terms for Aleppo

Syrian government refuses UN truce terms for Aleppo Sun, 20 Nov, 2016

The Syrian government on Sunday refused a U.N. proposal to grant the rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo autonomy in order to restore calm to the war-torn city. 
'Catastrophic day' as Syria regime pounds rebel Aleppo

'Catastrophic day' as Syria regime pounds rebel Aleppo Sat, 19 Nov, 2016

Intense government air strikes and artillery fire killed at least 27 people on Saturday in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo, where hospitals have been destroyed and schools forced to close.
All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after bombardments: officials Sat, 19 Nov, 2016

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.
Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes

Children's hospital in Aleppo hit in airstrikes Wed, 16 Nov, 2016

Air strikes pounded neighborhoods around a children's hospital and a blood bank in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Wednesday in a second day of renewed bombing that has killed at least 32 people, a war monitor, medics and emergency workers said.
Syria, backed by ally Russia, renews assault on rebels

Syria, backed by ally Russia, renews assault on rebels Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

Syria's government and its ally Russia launched Tuesday a wide-ranging assault on rebel strongholds with renewed strikes on the besieged eastern neighbourhoods of battered second city Aleppo.
Egyptian court overturns ex-president Mursi's death sentence

Egyptian court overturns ex-president Mursi's death sentence Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

Egypt's Court of Cassation on Tuesday overturned a death sentence against deposed president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial.
Suicide bombers kill 12 in Iraqi cities of Fallujah, Karbala

Suicide bombers kill 12 in Iraqi cities of Fallujah, Karbala Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

Suicide bombers targeted two major cities in Iraq on Monday, striking security forces in the Sunni city of Fallujah and Shiite pilgrims in the holy city of Karbala in the country's south, killing at least six people in each attack.

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