Thursday, August 20, 2015
Typhoid has broken out among Palestinian refugees from the besieged Yarmuk camp in the Syrian capital Damascus, a U.N. agency said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The U.N. Security Council has backed a push for Syrian peace talks in a rare show of unity after widespread condemnation of regime air strikes that killed nearly 100 people.
Rights watchdog Amnesty International called Tuesday for a U.N.-commissioned investigation into alleged war crimes committed during the Yemeni conflict that has killed more than 4,300 people since March.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian after he stabbed an Israeli police officer at a West Bank checkpoint on Monday, the latest in a series of recent stabbing attacks that have escalated tensions in the region.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the removal of 11 of 33 cabinet posts Sunday, the first concrete step in a reform drive to curb corruption and streamline the government.
In a small room in an Indonesian jail, meatball seller Mazlan (not his real name), a slightly built, young father of four, tells of the fear and horror of his life in Syria as a member of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
Projecting Bangladesh as a focal country, a global initiative would be launched in the United States in November to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025.
Monday, August 17, 2015
At least 82 people were killed in Syrian regime air raids Sunday on a town outside Damascus, a monitor said, as the U.N.'s top humanitarian chief held talks with government officials.
An Iraqi parliamentary investigation holds former premier Nuri al-Maliki and 35 others responsible for the fall of second city Mosul to jihadists last year, lawmakers said Sunday.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Shelling resumed on Saturday in two government-held villages in northwest Syria and a rebel town near Damascus, state media and a monitor said, as a cease-fire for the areas collapsed.