Testimonies from residents of war torn cities like Mosul and Raqqa confirm the horrors that the new International Committee for Red Cross report shows – nearly 50% of the total civilian casualties reported worldwide come from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
“We’re here today to say that in cooking, in the kitchen, there are no differences. We’re all the same, we’re all human.”
After a US warplane shot down a Syrian Army fighter jet, Russia warned the US it would treat their planes in the conflict zone as potential targets.
The Syrian regime claimed that the US-led coalition was trying to undermine its efforts, while the US claimed that the jet was taken down in self-defence .
Since a resumption of peace negotiations last year, there have been multiple rounds brokered by the UN between representatives of Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad, resulting in scant progress.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
“Hospitals are closing because their supporters from outside are bored now because it’s the seventh year of the revolution. Many of them don’t want to come in anymore.”
Russia believes that striking pro-government forces could hamper the peace process and prolong the conflict.
The region has been a hub for ISIS’ military leader and bureaucrats, and was finally advanced upon after months of effort made to cut it off.
The discovery is a fresh blow for hopes of eradicating the disease globally, a goal set for the year 2000, but repeatedly pushed back since 1988.
The battle to retake Mosul is already nearly eight months old and, as resistance on the city’s right bank has proved intense, civilian casualties have mounted rapidly.
In total, more than 230 people have died in attacks across France in the past two and a half years, most of them claimed by ISIS.
Trump’s West Asia tour has made the prospect of engagement and dialogue very remote. The region needs a strong dose of statesmanship and good sense for peace prospects to be revived.
Kurdish YPG militiamen form a key part of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance, which Washington is backing in its fight against the jihadists.
The camp was originally supposed to be a transit point, but with almost 800 people coming in everyday with most having nowhere to go, it is at capacity.
Rayan Mashaal, the founder of ISIS propaganda media outlet ‘Amaq’ and his daughter were confirmed dead in a Facebook post by his brother.
Despite tumult across continents, the index said that the world had overall become more peaceful in 2016 when measured across a range of indicators.
Turkish President has said he will approve the reinstatement of death penalty if parliament submits such a proposal or if the measure is backed in a referendum.
Macron, who took office two weeks ago, has said that dialogue with Russia is vital in tackling a number of international disputes.
ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the attack, is opposed to all sides in Syria’s six-year civil war, including Syrian insurgent groups.
Hanan Odah, a Palestine refugee is living proof that as large businesses collapse, small-scale enterprises can survive and even thrive in the grassroots markets.
Trump had criticised the nuclear agreement and threatened to dismantle Obama’s deal, but it appears that he has decided, at least for now, to keep it alive.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said jets thought to belong to the US-led coalition hit the town of Al-Bukamal near the border with Iraq.
Well over 3,000 people have left Qaboun in two days of evacuations, paving the way for the government to regain control of the area.
Sunni rebels cornered in northeastern Damascus evacuated the district Sunday following a secret evacuation deal with Syrian authorities.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
After an army offensive near the Syrian capital that shut the routes into the rebel enclave, steep price hikes have triggered rising despair in the suburbs.
With severe fuel shortages hampering agriculture, transport and other activities, a makeshift refinery has been set up to extract fuel from plastic waste.
Syrian government forces and rebels clashed in the northwestern province of Hama shortly after the Russian de-escalation zones deal took effect.
Syria’s armed opposition rejected a Russian plan of creating safe zones in Syria, calling it a threat to the country’s territorial integrity.
Trump and Putin spoke on the phone for the first time since US relations with Russian were strained by the US attack on a Syrian airfield.
An aid convoy carrying food and medical supplies reached the rebel-held besieged city of Douma for the first time since October.
The Pentagon’s tally is far lower than the estimate of outside groups. Monitoring group Airwars claims more than 3,000 civilians have been killed.
Even though parkour takes its toll on their bodies, these youths see it as an escape from the atmosphere of war and freedom from their pain and sorrow.
Yusra Mardini, a 19-year-old Syrian refugee who swam in the first ever refugee Olympic games last year, has been appointed as a UN goodwill ambassador.
Trump’s policies have not only brought the world to the verge of war, but are also affecting global humanitarian and environmental programmes negatively.
The black listings are the latest action taken by the Trump administration in response to the April 4 chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun.
Morocco and Algeria have had a contentious relationship since independence from France.
With the US strikes on Syria and Afghanistan, coming in quick succession and without the much-anticipated reset of relations with Russia, the world suddenly looks more dangerous.