Hours after a ceasefire deal ended more than two weeks of fierce fighting in southern Syria, the first of the thousands of families who sought shelter along the border with Jordan have started heading back to the areas they fled from.
"Displaced Syrians along the Jordanian borders have begun returning to their homes," Ouda Shudaifat, a colonel.. More
At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli gunfire as thousands of Palestinian women demonstrated along the heavily fortified fence with Israel in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesperson for Gaza’s healthy ministry, said in a statement on Tuesday that media representatives covering the event were among those who were.. More
Israeli forces rounded up 11 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said Monday.
The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement without elaborating.
The detainees have been remanded into custody for further.. More
The number of people who have fled Syria’s southwestern city of Daraa to the border areas near Jordan and Israel due to fierce attacks by Syrian regime forces now stands at some 198,000, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Sunday.
At least 214 civilians have been killed in regime attacks, backed by Russian air coverage, in Daraa between.. More
A total of 204 migrants died at sea off Libya this weekend while the total number of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year has crossed over 1,000, according to the UN migration agency, IOM, on Sunday.
"From Friday to Sunday, close to 1,000 migrants were returned to Libyan shore by the Libyan Coast Guard, who intercepted.. More
The report titled We Will Destroy Everything: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, calls for an international investigation into the army's brutal crackdown on the country's ethnic Rohingya minority in northern Rakhine state.
In the report published on Wednesday, Amnesty said that there is overwhelming, credible.. More
Qatar is set to present its case against the United Arab Emirates in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, now over a year-long blockade against the Gulf nation.
The UAE and three other countries imposed a blockade against Qatar in June 2017, which Doha argues violates human rights of both Qatari and Emirati citizens.
On Wednesday,.. More
Erdogan becomes Turkey's first executive president after winning more than half the votes, election officials say.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the country's key presidential vote, electoral officials have said, in a result that will allow him to keep his seat with increased powers and become Turkey's first executive president.
With 97.7 percent of.. More
Tens of thousands of civilians have fled Syria’s southwestern Daraa province toward Israel-occupied Golan Heights following attacks by regime forces and Iran-backed Shia militias.
On June 20, regime forces and allied militias began a wide-scale military operation toward civilian areas in the opposition-held Daraa province.
According to Anadolu.. More
A Palestinian youth on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army fire during anti-occupation protests in the Gaza Strip, according to the Health Ministry.
Osama Khalil Abu Khater, 29, was injured in the abdomen during a rally held in Khan Younis city in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a.. More
Polling in Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections began on Sunday, with 56,322,632 registered voters and 180,065 ballot boxes across the country.
Voting started at 8.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT).
Voters will be able to cast their ballots after they show their ID cards or any.. More
Thousands of civilians have fled regime bombardment on opposition-held areas in Syria's southern province of Deraa since Tuesday, with most moving into other opposition-held areas in the south, according to media reports.
The civilians fleeing al-Herak and Busra al-Harir were "heading to nearby villages under rebel control not affected by the.. More
Virginia's governor ordered state officials on Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility.
Governor Ralph Northam announced the probe in a tweet hours after the reported allegations.
Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention centre in the US state of Virginia say they were beaten while.. More
Germany's interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat.
She also warned the minister, Horst Seehofer, against defying her, saying she is ultimately in charge of government policies.
But Seehofer, long one of the fiercest.. More
Israeli jets have struck nine targets belonging to Hamas, the group that controls the Gaza Strip, in response to incendiary kites and balloons Palestinians sent across the border, the military said.
The attacks, which came early on Monday, were accompanied by sirens sounding in Israeli areas near the Gaza Strip at daybreak.
It was not immediately.. More