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  • Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of Palestinians

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Israel's security forces after the killings of 17 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, just as condemnation over the Israeli army's use of live ammunition against protesters grows. In a statement on Saturday, Netanyahu thanked his troops for "guarding the country's borders" and allowing "Israeli.. More

  • Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas supporters in West Bank

    Dozens of Hamas supporters and activists have been detained in the West Bank over the past two weeks following an attack on the Palestinian Authority (PA) prime minister's convoy in Gaza on March 13. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Hamas of being behind the attack on Rami Hamdallah's motorcade, calling it an "assassination attempt". Ha.. More

  • Syria's White Helmets: 56 people killed in Eastern Ghouta

    At least 56 people have been killed in air attacks by the Syrian regime and Russian war planes on Eastern Ghouta, according to the White Helmets, a voluntary organization that operates in parts of opposition-controlled Syria. On Monday night, at least 16 children and four women were reported killed after taking shelter in a school in the town of Irbin,.. More

  • Eastern Ghouta: At least 42 killed amid ongoing offensive

    At least 42 people have been killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta as regime forces continue to launch air raids on the opposition-held enclave while edging closer to its central towns. Activists in Douma, one of the main urban centers, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that Syrian jets have "not stopped bombing towns all over Ghouta". Syrian regime.. More

  • Israel passes law to strip residency of Jerusalem's Palestinians

    The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of a "breach of loyalty" to Israel. The bill, ratified on Wednesday, will also apply in cases where residency status was obtained on the basis of false information, and in cases where "an.. More

  • Sri Lanka 'on the brink' amid fresh anti-Muslim violence

    The Sinhalese Buddhist mob came by the hundreds, screaming at the top of their lungs and carrying sticks, stones and petrol bombs, as they descended on the hill town of Ambatenna in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Some two dozen policemen and soldiers watched helplessly, according to residents, as the mob vandalized and set fire to Muslim homes and.. More

  • Eastern Ghouta bombardment: 674 Syria civilians killed in 13 days

    As many as 674 civilians have been killed in nearly two weeks by the continuous air attacks on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, a Syrian volunteer group has said. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said on Friday that more than 670 people have been killed since the Syrian regime, aided by Russia, launched an air offensive.. More

  • Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

    Residents of Syria's Eastern Ghouta are "mocking" a so-called ceasefire in the area, as bombardments by the Syrian government and their principal ally, Russia, continue, according to doctors and local activists. At least five civilians were killed on Thursday in attacks on several towns in opposition-held Eastern Ghouta - a suburb of the.. More

  • US condemns Syria's 'contempt' for UN as Ghouta attack continues

    The United States has accused Russia and the Syrian regime of violating the Eastern Ghouta ceasefire at a United Nations Security Council meeting. The 30-day ceasefire, enshrined in Resolution 2401, was voted for unanimously by members of the Security Council on Saturday. It came on the back of an offensive launched by the Bashar al-Assad's forces,.. More

  • Syrian regime forces begin new offensive in Eastern Ghouta

    Syrian regime forces have launched a ground and air offensive in Eastern Ghouta, witnesses said, hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. Bashar al-Assad's forces began fighting opposition groups from multiple fronts in the opposition enclave near Damascus, while Syrian.. More

  • Hundreds dead in 'relentless bombing' of Eastern Ghouta

    Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes have continued to hit the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with at least 27 killed on Wednesday. This brings the number of civilian deaths to more than 270, including 60 children, over the past three days. The civilians who lost their lives on Wednesday morning were in the town of Kafr Batna, according.. More

  • UN: 'Monstrous annihilation campaign' in Eastern Ghouta

    Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, called on the Security Council to pass a draft resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, a besieged rebel enclave in Syria. "It’s time to take immediate action in the hopes of saving the lives of the men, women, and children who are under attack by the barbaric Assad regime,".. More

  • Palestinian teenagers killed in Israeli air raids

    Two Palestinian teenagers were found killed in the southern area of the besieged Gaza Strip, following two waves of Israeli air raids. The two bodies of the two 17-year-old boys were retrieved in the city of Rafah on Sunday morning, Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for Gaza's health ministry, confirmed. At least two other Palestinians have been wounded,.. More

  • Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

    An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board has crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj, according to Iranian news media reports. A spokesperson for Iran Aseman Airlines told state TV that Sunday's air crash killed all 66 people on board. The plane went down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, the.. More

  • De Mistura: Civilians killed on horrific scale in Syria

    The UN special envoy for Syria has given warning that violence in the country is the worst he has seen since taking the job four years ago. Staffan de Mistura's remarks on Wednesday came as the US and Russia again traded blame at the UN over the ongoing conflict. "Civilians have been killed on a horrific scale - reports suggest more than 1,000.. More