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World leaders and government officials have sharply criticised the Assad regime for its indiscriminate bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

Photoblog: Pictures of extermination in Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Pictures of extermination in Eastern Ghouta

Exclusive: Syrian photographer Qusay Noor has captured the wholesale slaughter in Eastern Ghouta, where days of airstrikes have killed hundreds ...

Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

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Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

At least 24 people died Wednesday morning in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian regime and Russia continue to pound the opposition Damascus suburb ...

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Six hospitals bombed in Eastern Ghouta in two days

More than 250 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, including dozens of children, since the Syrian regime escalation began on Sunday.

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UN appoints former British diplomat as new Yemen envoy

A former British diplomat has been given the difficult task of leading UN efforts to end the war in Yemen, where fighting sees no signs of ...

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Gamers raise money for Syria in 'first' blockchain fundraiser

Gamers are being encouraged to mine cryptocurrency Ethereum and donate the monetary rewards to UNICEF, which will in turn help Syrian ...

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UN Security Council to demand 30-day Syria ceasefire

Rights group accuse the Assad regime of resorting to starve-and-siege tactics against rebel-held areas.

Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

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Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

Baghdad is looking to drum up funds at a reconstruction conference in neighbouring Kuwait from 12 to 14 February after announcing the defeat of ...

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More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

The second largest release of child soldiers since the civil war in South Sudan has seen 300 children released, with more expected soon.

UN seeks $17mln for children's health in post-IS Iraq

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UN seeks $17mln for children's health in post-IS Iraq

UNICEF says next week's reconstruction conference for Iraq in Kuwait will be 'a unique opportunity to put children at the heart' of the ...

Critically ill Iranian-American's readmission to jail 'a death sentence'

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Critically ill Iranian-American's readmission to jail 'a death sentence'

An elderly American citizen has been readmitted to a notorious Iranian jail after treatment in hospital, a move even government medics say could ...

Iran grants US citizen four-day release from prison

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Iran grants US citizen four-day release from prison

An Iranian-American duel citizen has been granted a four-day release from prison on humanitarian grounds.

Yemen president orders forces to stand down in Aden

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Yemen president orders forces to stand down in Aden

Fighting in the southern Yemen city of Aden has left at least 15 people dead, and thrown the war-torn country into further chaos and threatens ...

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Scores of Eastern Ghouta children killed in early January

UNICEF has slammed the deteriorating condition in the Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta, where escalating violence has left over 30 children dead in the first two weeks of 2018.

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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

UN's children's agency has said more than 5,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen's war since the Saudi-led coalition intervened in ...

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Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

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It's time to get real about Yemen's death toll

Comment: There is no way of knowing the number of dead from Yemen's civil war, but it is likely to be much higher than official estimates, ...

Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

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Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

Up to 25% of the young children under the age of five crammed into Bangladeshi refugee camps have acute malnutrition, among other maladies.

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Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has surrounded ...

Trump: Saudi Arabia must lift blockade on Yemen

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Trump: Saudi Arabia must lift blockade on Yemen

President Trump called for Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade on Yemen immediately suggesting Washington had run out patience

Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

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Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

At least 10 civilians died because of the Assad regime's use of the banned Soviet-made cluster munitions, says Amnesty International.

Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

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Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

A November survey in the rebel-held area outside Damascus showed 11.9% of children under five were suffering acute malnutrition, "the highest ...

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