In 2019, air strikes from the US and its allies in Afghanistan killed 700 civilians, more than in any other year since the beginning of the war in 2001 and 2002, according to new research from Brown University’s Cost of War project. The new data casts light on US President[…]
Air strikes thought to be conducted by the Saudi-led coalition have hit a hospital’s entrance, fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, killing scores. A source at Hodeidah’s health office told Middle East Eye that 55 people were killed in the strikes, with more than 100[…]
Tens of thousands of Yemenis are fleeing their homes as fighting intensifies near a rebel-held western coastal province, a rights group said, warning the worst humanitarian crisis in the three-year conflict is yet to come if battles engulf urban areas. Displaced civilians in the southern city of Aden described “terrifying[…]
The Israeli military has conducted overnight air strikes on the Gaza Strip’s northern areas, claiming it was targeting Hamas positions. The development comes after the Israeli army shot dead 62 Palestinians protesting near the fence with Israel to call for their right of return. Palestinians were marking 70 years since[…]
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Moscow will not delay its response to new US sanctions, according to Russian state news agency RIA. Ryabkov’s comments on Monday came in response to remarks made by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said on Sunday that Washington will[…]
Thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip marched on Saturday in the funeral of slain Palestinian Ibrahim Abu Thurayya, 29, who was shot in the head and killed by Israeli forces on Friday during clashes along the border with Israel. Abu Thurayya was a well-known Palestinian activists, famously known[…]
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America’s “vital national security interest” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships fired[…]
Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week. Al Jazeera’s Amr al-Halabi, reporting from a makeshift hospital in the city, described a bleak situation as the hospital overflowed with[…]
At least 90 people have been killed in overnight air strikes by the Syrian government and Russian forces across Syria, according to monitors and opposition activists. Most people were killed around the Aleppo province, where more than 300,000 civilians are trapped in rebel held territories. The air raids hit the only[…]
Syrian rebels and government forces have clashed in southern Aleppo, including during the period of a promised Russian lull to allow humanitarian convoys in, according to media reports. Lorries carrying food were unable to enter Aleppo on Thursday because of intense bombardment, the AFP news agency reported from the rebel-held east[…]
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