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More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen

More than 40 refugees dead in attack on boat off Yemen Fri, 17 Mar, 2017

More than 40 people including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat carrying Somali refugees in the Red Sea off war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday.
Israel intercepts missile fired at its air force in Syria

Israel intercepts missile fired at its air force in Syria Fri, 17 Mar, 2017

The Israeli military said it shot down one of numerous anti-aircraft missiles launched on Friday at its air force which was operating in Syria, in a rare such incident that spilled over into neighboring countries.
Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting

Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting Mon, 13 Mar, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.

Syria air force bombed convoy, U.N. says in Aleppo probe

Syria air force bombed convoy, U.N. says in Aleppo probe Wed, 01 Mar, 2017

Syrian government aircraft deliberately bombed and strafed a humanitarian convoy, killing 14 aid workers and halting relief operations, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday in a report identifying war crimes committed by both sides in Syria's war.
Israel aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza

Israel aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes in Gaza on Monday, wounding two people, health officials and witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory struck southern Israel.
Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge

Iraq forces in west Mosul aim for key bridge Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Iraqi forces battled jihadists in west Mosul on Sunday, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route linked to the recaptured east bank.
Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap

Israel reinstates life term of Hamas prisoner freed in swap Thu, 23 Feb, 2017

An Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence after he was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of inmates for an Israeli soldier held by the militant Islamic group, a Palestinian activist said Thursday.
11 family members dead in rebel push on IS Syria bastion

11 family members dead in rebel push on IS Syria bastion Mon, 20 Feb, 2017

Eleven members of the same family were killed on Monday as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advanced on the town of Al-Bab held by Islamic State jihadists, a monitoring group said.
Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52

Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52 Thu, 16 Feb, 2017

A powerful car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq's capital Thursday, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, officials said.
Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition

Syrian opposition wants Geneva talks on political transition Wed, 15 Feb, 2017

The main Syrian opposition body said on Wednesday it wanted face-to-face negotiations with the Damascus government about a political transition at peace talks that are due to begin in Geneva next week.
MSF urges aid access in Yemen

MSF urges aid access in Yemen Wed, 15 Feb, 2017

Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday urged all warring parties in Yemen to allow aid deliveries, saying it had treated more than 55,000 people wounded during a Saudi-led intervention in the country.
Baghdad suicide car bomb kills nine

Baghdad suicide car bomb kills nine Wed, 15 Feb, 2017

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle in a Shiite majority neighbourhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, an interior ministry official said.
At least five protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad

At least five protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

At least five protesters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr were killed, and 174 others wounded, in clashes that happened Saturday with Iraqi security forces in downtown Baghdad, according to an updated toll by the interior ministry on Sunday.

Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani

Iran mourns 'sheikh of moderation' Rafsanjani Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

Iran began three days of mourning Monday after the death of ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pillar of the Islamic revolution who became a leading counterweight to hardliners.
Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon

Syria refugees test Palestinian solidarity in Lebanon Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

When Palestinian Fuad Abu Khaled fled Syria's war in 2013, he sought refuge among his own, looking for solidarity among Palestinian refugees based in Lebanon's Shatila camp.

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