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600,000 Civilians Dead, Injured By Saudi Bombings: Yemeni Ministry Says

600,000 Civilians Dead, Injured By Saudi Bombings: Yemeni Ministry Says Updated

🕔01:00, 26.Mar 2018

The Yemeni ministry concluded that the Saudi-led aggression has destroyed 600 mosques and tourist facilities, and damaged 393 archaeological sites.

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Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

🕔13:07, 25.Mar 2018

Five weeks since the Syrian regime launched an all-out assault on Ghouta, it holds more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold on the edge of Damascus.

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Human Rights Council Scorecard: 5 Israel Resolutions, Urges Arms Embargo

Human Rights Council Scorecard: 5 Israel Resolutions, Urges Arms Embargo

🕔10:53, 24.Mar 2018

In a major diplomatic blow to Israel, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has adopted five resolutions against Tel Aviv, urging an international ban on arms sales to the regime over its atrocities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Ahed Tamimi 17 Year-Old Palestinian Jailed For 8 Months By Israeli Authorities

Ahed Tamimi 17 Year-Old Palestinian Jailed For 8 Months By Israeli Authorities

🕔10:19, 23.Mar 2018

Ahed Tamimi was arrested on 19 December 2017 after her mother, Nariman Tamimi, also a prominent activist, posted the footage of her altercation with Israeli soldiers online. Nariman Tamimi was arrested later that day, while Ahed’s cousin, Nour Tamimi, was arrested the following morning.

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Ahrar al-Sham Rebel Ready to Leave Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Ahrar al-Sham Rebel Ready to Leave Harasta in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

🕔10:52, 22.Mar 2018

Harasta appeared in ruins in a broadcast from al-Ikhbariya, and apartment blocks in the town looked gutted. Monther Fares, a spokesman for the rebel faction Ahrar al-Sham, confirmed that his group’s fighters were preparing to depart.

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19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

19,000 People Detained By Iraq Because Of Islamic State

🕔17:12, 21.Mar 2018

Human Rights Watch warned in November that the broad use of terrorism laws meant those with minimal connections to the Islamic State group are caught up in prosecutions alongside those behind the worst abuses. The group estimated a similar number of detainees and prisoners — about 20,000 in all.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Mounts Epic US Charm Offensive

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Mounts Epic US Charm Offensive

🕔11:24, 20.Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn’t do things by halves, and his meeting on Tuesday with President Donald Trump is just the beginning of a three-week US tour.

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EU Slams Turkey’s Offensive in Afrin, Syrian

EU Slams Turkey’s Offensive in Afrin, Syrian

🕔11:28, 19.Mar 2018

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition fighters allied with Ankara marched into Afrin, nearly two months after Turkey began its offensive on the enclave. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin a “terrorist” group and an extension of its own Kurdish insurgency within Turkey.

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Free Syrian Army, Turkish Forces ‘Capture’ Afrin in Syria

Free Syrian Army, Turkish Forces ‘Capture’ Afrin in Syria

🕔12:30, 18.Mar 2018

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group capture Afrin city. Turkish armed forces and President Erdogan announce that Turkish flag hoisted in the centre of the Syrian city of Afrin.

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Failaq al-Rahman Rebel in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Discussing Ceasefire With UN

Failaq al-Rahman Rebel in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Discussing Ceasefire With UN

🕔12:12, 18.Mar 2018

“We are engaged in arranging serious negotiations to guarantee the safety and protection of civilians,” said Wael Alwan, the Istanbul-based spokesman for Failaq al-Rahman, in a voice recording.

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‘US Instructors’ Training Militants to Stage False Flag Chemical Attacks in Syria – Russian MoD

‘US Instructors’ Training Militants to Stage False Flag Chemical Attacks in Syria – Russian MoD Updated

🕔00:00, 18.Mar 2018

“We have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant groups in the vicinity of the town of At-Tanf, to stage provocations involving chemical warfare agents in southern Syria,” Russian General Staff spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy said at a news briefing on Saturday.

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20 Killed in Afrin By Turkish Airstrikes – Syrian Kurdish Say

20 Killed in Afrin By Turkish Airstrikes – Syrian Kurdish Say

🕔13:20, 16.Mar 2018

Turkish shelling and airstrikes on the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin killed at least 20 civilians on Friday, Kurdish officials said, as the Turkish military urged residents of the town to leave and the Syrian Kurdish militiamen to surrender to besieging Turkish forces.

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Syria Marks 7 Years of War; Thousands Leave Besieged Enclave

Syria Marks 7 Years of War; Thousands Leave Besieged Enclave

🕔14:12, 15.Mar 2018

The mass exit came as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country’s vicious civil war — and hours after Syrian government forces blanketed the town with airstrikes and rocket fire.

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Saudi Arabia: Abuse, Death in Custody

Saudi Arabia: Abuse, Death in Custody

🕔00:00, 15.Mar 2018

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous allegations of torture and ill-treatment in Saudi prisons and detention centers in recent years.

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Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

🕔13:03, 14.Mar 2018

Afrin city lies in the heart of a Kurdish-majority enclave in northern Syria which neighbouring Turkey sees as a threat and against which it launched a deadly ground and air offensive on January 20. READ MORE.

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