Six Palestinians, including a 14-month-old baby girl and her eight-month pregnant mother were killed on Saturday as Israel bombarded Gaza and factions in the coastal enclave fired hundreds of rockets over the boundary in return. Overnight a 58-year-old Israeli man was killed when a rocket hit a residential building in[…]
Nearly two dozen civilians have been killed just outside of Damascus in a Syrian government-led offensive targeting rebel-held areas, a war-monitor group said. Air strikes on Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, killed at least 23 people on Monday, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The[…]
Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain[…]
British bombers made their first strikes on Syria on Thursday, just hours after Britain’s parliament voted to target Islamic State targets in Syria, a government source said. Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus and made strikes on targets in Syria, the source said. The[…]
The British parliament has begun to debate a motion authorising the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria. The discussion comes amid divisions over the planned intervention within Prime Minister David Cameron’s own Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party.[…]
At least 40 people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday in a suspected Russian air strike on a crowded marketplace in Idlib province, activists said. The early morning attack occurred in the town of Ariha, 15km south of Idlib city. Local news channel Ariha Youm reported cluster bombs were[…]
Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot “subcontract its security to other countries”. Many Britons are wary of entering into another war in the Middle East after Western intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya failed[…]
Russian air strikes in Syria have killed over 400 civilians since September this year, monitoring groups say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the death toll from September 30 – when the strikes were launched – until November 20 stood at 403 civilians, a figure that includes[…]
French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis and drawn[…]
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