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Emergency workers, recover bodies, after an, air strike, on a, migrant detention centre, in Libya,AFP, Mahmud TURKIA

Outcry as dozens killed in air strike on Libya migrant centre

International condemnation mounted on Wednesday after more than 40 migrants were killed in an air strike on a detention centre in Libya that the UN said could constitute a war crime. The UN Security Council was set to hold urgent talks about the situation in the North African country following what the European Union called …

Smoke rises from the rebel-held town of Nawa in southern Syria after air strikes on June 27, 2018/AFP / Ahmad al-Msalam

Air raids force hospitals to shut in south Syria: monitor

Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria put three hospitals out of service overnight as the government pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake territory, a monitor said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said bombing raids, including by Russian warplanes, had damaged medical centres in the opposition-controlled towns of Saida, Al-Mseifra and …

Yemeni pro-government fighters advance south of Hodeida international airport on June 13, 2018/AFP / NABIL HASSAN

Air strikes target Yemen rebel positions in port offensive

Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeted areas around Yemen’s rebel-held port of Hodeida on Thursday, the insurgents said, as an offensive to retake the vital aid gateway entered its second day. Hodeida remained open and processing ships despite the offensive, port authorities said. The Iran-backed Huthi rebels who control the Red Sea port city …

The global chemical arms watchdog held emergency talks at its headquarters in The Hague on April 16, 2018 as a team of experts was set to begin field work in the Syrian town of Douma, site of an alleged regime chemical attack/AFP / HASAN MOHAMED

Chemical arms probe in Syria stalled due to ‘security concerns’

Russia and Syria have stalled access to Douma by international experts seeking to probe an alleged poison gas attack there, citing security concerns, a British diplomat said Monday. The claim came as the global chemical arms watchdog held emergency talks on the alleged atrocity, which prompted Western air strikes on Syria on Saturday. The head …

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Missiles rain down on Syrian capital in hour-long air-strike

RUSSIA has issued a dire threat to the United States and its allies following the massive air strike on targets in Syria, warning there will be “consequences”. The angry response came after the US and allies fired missiles into the Syrian capital in an hour-long strike aimed at chemical weapons operations. The bombardment was in …

Syrian rescuers and civilians run in the Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave

Strikes pound Syria’s Ghouta as world fumbles for response

Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday killing 32 civilians, as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage. More than 450 civilians, including over 100 children, have been killed in nearly a week of bombardment that has been …


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