Syria war: Israel ‘strikes Damascus military complex’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of strikes inside Syria in recent years Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report. A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A […]

Syria war: UN calls for truce as government pounds rebel enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kafr Batna was one of a number of towns in the Eastern Ghouta reportedly hit on Tuesday The UN has appealed for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, as the government intensified its bombardment of a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus. UN officials said they needed at least a month to […]

Syria war: ‘Chlorine attack’ on rebel-held Idlib town

Image copyright AFP Image caption People bought to hospitals in Saraqeb suffered breathing problems, a doctor said Nine people were treated for breathing difficulties after a bomb believed to be filled with chlorine was dropped on a rebel-held town in Syria, medics say. The Syria Civil Defence said three of its rescue workers were among […]

Israeli man stabbed to death at West Bank settlement

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attacker managed to escape from the scene An Israeli man has been stabbed to death outside a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, in what Israeli police say was a terrorist attack. The victim, in his 30s or 40s, was killed at a bus stop outside Ariel. Israeli […]

Syria war: Turkey suffers deadliest day in Afrin offensive

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Turkish-led offensive is intended to drive Kurdish militias out of Afrin The Turkish military has suffered the deadliest day in its current offensive against Kurdish militias inside Syria, with seven soldiers killed. Five of the troops died when their tank was attacked near Afrin. The “Olive Branch” operation was […]

Russian jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images said to show the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 A Russian Sukhoi-25 ground-attack aircraft has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham […]

Syria conflict: Air strike cripples underground hospital

Image copyright UOSSM Image caption Five missiles managed to blast through the rock protecting the cave hospital A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province – regarded as one […]

Syria conflict: Air strike in Hama province cripples cave hospital

Image copyright UOSSM Image caption Five missiles managed to blast through the rock protecting the cave hospital A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike, medical sources say. They say the hospital in Hama province – regarded as one […]

Cancelled Israel Lorde gig sparks anti-boycott lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images An Israeli advocacy group has launched a lawsuit against two New Zealanders for allegedly convincing pop singer Lorde to cancel a concert in Israel. It is thought to be the first case filed under a 2011 Israeli law allowing civil lawsuits against anyone calling for a boycott of the country. Critics […]

Yemen separatists capture most of Aden, residents say

Image copyright EPA Image caption The separatists had given the prime minister until Sunday to resign Yemeni separatists have taken almost full control of the southern port city of Aden after days of fighting with government forces, residents say. PM Ahmed bin Daghar and members of his cabinet are believed to be holed up inside […]

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