Over 70 feared killed in Baghdad blasts

Over 70 people were killed and 100 others wounded in Sadr City, a southern suburb of the Iraqi capital, as two bombs went off at a crowded market, according to Reuters. Islamic State militants claim the attack. Earlier, Alsumaria TV reported 28 fatalities. Security sources also told the channel there[…]

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MSF condemns Yemen hospital bombing

Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF) carte blanche to operate in Yemen may well be under threat, after yet another of the humanitarian aid organisation’s facilities in the war-torn gulf state was bombed on Sunday. The attack, which has been strongly condemned by the organisation, is the third such incident to hit[…]

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Saudi-led coalition, Yemen deny Iran embassy hit

The Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s foreign ministry denied Iran’s accusation that Saudi warplanes had hit its embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Iran on Thursday said the warplanes had attacked its embassy in Yemen’s capital on Wednesday night, an accusation that exacerbated tension between the major Shi’ite and Sunni[…]

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Sunni mosques bombed in town south of Baghdad

Three mosques in an Iraqi city south of Baghdad have been bombed and partially destroyed, with no group yet claiming responsibility. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed that the attacks on Sunni mosques in the city of Hilla, in Iraq’s Babil governorate took place on Sunday night. He warned the population[…]

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Bomber hits government office in Pakistan

At least 22 people have been killed and dozen others wounded in a suicide attack outside a government office in Pakistan, police told Al Jazeera. The attack happened on Tuesday at an office of the National Database and Registration Authority in the town of Mardan, in the country’s northwest. “A[…]

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Bombs in Homs kill 32, wound 90

At least 32 people were killed and 90 wounded in two bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Homs on Monday, monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The blasts, one from a car bomb and another from a suicide attack, struck the Zahra district in the middle[…]

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MSF hospital in Syria hit by barrel bombing

A hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières in Homs has been partially destroyed in a “double-tap” barrel bombing, a signature tactic of the Syrian air force. The strikes on the hospital in Zafarana, a besieged town in northern Homs, killed seven people including a young girl, MSF said in a[…]

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Lebanon arrests nine over deadly Beirut bombings

Lebanese security forces have arrested nine people, most of them Syrian nationals, over their alleged involvement in last week’s twin bombings in Beirut that killed at least 44 people, the interior minister said. “Until now the detained include seven Syrians and two Lebanese – one of them a [would-be] suicide[…]

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