Middle East
  • Palestinians are set to hold funerals of 58 protesters killed by Israeli forces on Monday after thousands of infuriated demonstrators had rallied at 13 locations along the Gaza’s eastern border.

    Great March of Return protest in April, Gaza Strip.
    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
  • Violent clashes have flared up at Gaza-Israel border in last six weeks.

    U.S. officials and President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka are in Israel to attend the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, as Israeli forces gear up to tackle violent protesters rallying along the Gaza Strip frontier.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2018, 7:16 AM EDT
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    Israel struck Iranian military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards “fired 20 rockets” on its positions in the Golan Heights, raising fears of an all-out war between the two arch-rivals. 

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2018, 7:30 AM EDT
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    Earlier, Russia and Syria cited “pending security issues” for restricting the investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons from visiting the alleged chemical attack site in Douma.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 17, 2018, 7:30 AM EDT
  • (Source: U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/flickr)

    The Syrian government and its ally Russia have accused Israel of carrying out deadly air strikes at the Tiyas airbase east of the city of Homs, which killed at least 14 people on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2018, 7:07 AM EDT
  • Nearly 6.1 million civilians have been internally displaced in war-ravaged Syria.

    Two separate offensives in Syria’s eastern Ghouta and the northern town of Afrin have driven nearly 50,000 people out of their homes in recent days, taking the tally of internally displaced civilians to more than six million.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 16, 2018, 7:24 AM EDT
  • The Syrian regime has been repeatedly accused of targeting rebel-held areas with chemical weapons.

    An unreleased report by a panel of experts overseeing sanctions against N. Korea has accused the Asian state of sending over 40 banned items to Syria’s missile and chemical weapon factories in the last five years.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 28, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • Ruins in Syria's eastern Ghouta

    A five-hour “humanitarian pause,” backed by Russia, came into effect in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, to let civilians leave the rebel-held suburb crippled by a fierce spell of bombardment over the last 10 days.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 27, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
  • (Source: https://www.amnesty.org)

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the warring sides in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta to implement a 30-day ceasefire amid claims that the Damascus suburb came under “chlorine gas attack.”

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2018, 5:58 AM EST