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Damascus suffers blowback as Assad escalates Eastern Ghouta carnage

24 February, 2018

As the Syrian government escalates its attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with volleys of mortar shells and rockets into the capital.

Death toll from Somalia car bombs rises to 45

24 February, 2018

At least 45 people were killed when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu

Trump says Russia, Iran behavior in Syria a 'disgrace'

24 February, 2018

US President Donald Trump has slammed as a "disgrace" the actions of the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian backers in the offensive on Eastern Ghouta.

UN to vote Saturday on Syria ceasefire after delay

24 February, 2018

The UN Security Council delayed a vote on demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to Saturday at noon (1700 GMT) after hours of negotiations failed to yield agreement with Russia.

Turkish academics convicted for 'terror propaganda'

23 February, 2018

A Turkish court handed down suspended sentences to three academics on Friday for signing a 2016 petition calling for an end to violence against Kurds.

Lebanese suspect arrested over Filipina maid's freezer death

23 February, 2018

One suspect has been arrested over the gruesome death of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, which has escalated a diplomatic rift between the two countries.

GOP mega-donor Adelson offers to pay for Jerusalem embassy

23 February, 2018

Business magnate Adelson has offered to contribute to the US's Jerusalem embassy, though using private donations to pay for a new US facility breaks with all past precedent.

Syrian regime pounds Eastern Ghouta for sixth day

23 February, 2018

The UN Security Council will on Friday vote on a Russia-amended draft resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in embattled Eastern Ghouta where more than 400 people have been killed.

IS-linked militants strengthening in southern Philippines

23 February, 2018

After the defeat of IS-linked militants in the city of Marawi in October, a new insurgency has started in the south of the Philippines.

Qatar to plant 16,000 trees ahead of World Cup

22 February, 2018

The trees are one more cost to the whopping $500 million-a-week Doha is spending on infrastructure projects ahead of the tournament.

Eastern Ghouta: Five-day death toll tops 400

22 February, 2018

More than 400 civilians have died in a five-day bombing blitz on the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Egypt sentences 21 to death on 'terrorism' charges

22 February, 2018

Hundreds have received death sentences since the 2013 ouster of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi.

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