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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.

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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.

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

Paul McLoughlin

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

A group of Syria activists in the UK have delivered a letter to Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, demanding action to end the crisis in Eastern ...

Kuwait urged to reform Filipino <em>workers</em>' <em>rights</em>

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Kuwait urged to reform Filipino workers' rights

Human Rights Watch has urged Kuwait to give better protections for migrant workers, as a Philippines government discusses with ...

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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 hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

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UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it ...

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Kuwait invites Filipino President Duterte amid workers' abuse row

Kuwait's Deputy FM has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit after taking a stand against the way Filipino workers are ...

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Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: Diplomat

Turkish diplomatic source blasts allegations that Ankara has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Syria as 'baseless'.

Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

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Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

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Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shelling from either Turkey or allied factions hit al-Sheikh Hadid west of Afrin and left ...

Lebanon forces 'Syria students to swear off local women'

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Lebanon forces 'Syria students to swear off local women'

Lebanese authorities have come under fire after it emerged that Syrian students have been made to sign contracts promising not to have ...

Bangladesh hands refugee list to Myanmar to begin repatriation Bangladesh hands refugee list to Myanmar to begin repatriation

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Bangladesh hands refugee list to Myanmar to begin repatriation

Bangladesh looks set to begin the controversial process of repatriating Rohingya refugees after handing over a list of 8,032 refugees to Myanmar.

Body of Filipina maid found in Kuwait freezer repatriated

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Body of Filipina maid found in Kuwait freezer repatriated

The government of the Philippines vows render justice for the deceased maid, amid moves to repatriate over 10,000 workers in Kuwait.

Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

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Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

A hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib was hit by airstrikes believed to be carried out by pro-regime Russian war planes.

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Kuwait hits back at Duterte's ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait.

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Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Egypt's clampdown on activists has moved from the streets to online, where following the wrong group on social media could land you in serious ...

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Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

Syrian regime strikes on a rebel enclave near Damascus dropped on Saturday after five days of bombing left more than 240 dead.

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Ghouta airstrikes continue for fifth-straight day, despite ceasefire plea

The Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta has reached "unprecedented" levels, local residents say.

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Stasa Salacanin

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations ...

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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.

Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

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Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian ...

Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels' Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

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Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

Kurdish forces in Syria have accused Turkey-backed rebels of mutilating the corpse of one of their female fighters, after a video emerged of the ...

Turkey orders US to 'immediately withdraw' from Manbij Turkey orders US to 'immediately withdraw' from Manbij

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Turkey orders US to 'immediately withdraw' from Manbij

Turkey's foreign minister has urged the US to immediately withdraw from Manbij in northern Syria, hours after Turkey reported that the US ...

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