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The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held Ghouta enclave, with a rising death toll exceeding 400. The UN wants an immediate end to the carnage.

Eastern Ghouta: Five-day death toll tops 400 Eastern Ghouta: Five-day death toll tops 400

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Eastern Ghouta: Five-day death toll tops 400

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

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

Charlie Faulkner

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

In-depth: Two families, their lives devastated by war, are among millions facing rising tensions in Turkey, the country of their refuge, and the ...

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Comment: Regional involvement in Libya's conflict is hindering its efforts towards stability, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

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Russia will 'consider' UN ceasefire resolution on Syria carnage

Russia said it might back a ceasefire proposal for Eastern Ghouta, as Sweden and Kuwait draft UN resolution on the the continued killings in Syria.

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Saudi Arabia criticises Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

Arab countries have been criticised by Syrians for remaining quiet on the Syrian regime's horrific bombing of Eastern Ghouta that has left more ...

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Syrian regime shelling continues on Eastern Ghouta, 13 killed

Rockets and airstrikes continued to pound the rebel-held enclave in the early hours, bringing the rising death toll to over 335 civilians.

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Russia demands UN Security Council meeting on Eastern Ghouta

Following the UN chief's condemnation of the unfolding tragedy in Syria, Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting for all sides to ...

UN: Libyans must allow return of stranded Tawergha group

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UN: Libyans must allow return of stranded Tawergha group

The UN has urged Libyan authorities to ensure the safety of stranded former residents of Tawergha who have been displaced and mistreated by ...

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#SaveGhouta: World leaders react to Eastern Ghouta bombardment

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

Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

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Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded access to the hundreds injured in days of Syrian regime bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

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Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

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

Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

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Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

HuffPost Arabi journalist Moataz Wadnan and his family members were detained on 13 February at a checkpoint in a Cairo suburb.

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

Khalid Al-Karimi

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of main parties ...

Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic

Syrians deserve justice in all its forms

Comment: Perpetrators of war crimes in Syria must not be given amnesty, writes the UNHRC Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

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Israeli settlers violently attack Palestinian bus driver near Hebron

A Palestinian man was brutally attacked by a group of Israeli settlers as he drove his bus in the southern West Bank on Sunday morning.

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Jewish-American comedian calls for the release of Ahed Tamimi

Sarah Silverman has called for the release of Palestinian 'hero' Ahed Tamimi, saying Jews have a responsibility to protect her rights.

Syria's Assad must answer for chemical attacks: Trump adviser

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Syria's Assad must answer for chemical attacks: Trump adviser

The time has come for the international community to hold the Syrian regime accountable for the use of chemical weapons, US President Donald ...

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Israel bombs Gaza after border blast wounds soldiers

Cross-border fire continues between Israel and Gaza as tensions remain high following Trump's Jerusalem decision, with the most serious exchange ...

Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

Egypt authorities 'committing mass suicide' warns ElBaradei amid crackdown

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Egypt authorities 'committing mass suicide' warns ElBaradei amid crackdown

An Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has warned authorities are 'committing mass suicide' in its crackdown on dissent ahead of next month's ...

Suicide bombers target shoppers at packed Nigeria fish market Suicide bombers target shoppers at packed Nigeria fish market

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Suicide bombers target shoppers at packed Nigeria fish market

Three suicide bombers targeted shoppers at a fish market in north-east Nigeria in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists, killing at least 19 ...

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