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Syrian medical facility attacks increase, WHO says

1 month 1 week ago
Attacks on Syrian health care facilities have spiked in recent weeks, the World Health Organization said Friday, mostly in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, where the Syrian government has been carrying out a ground and air assault since last month.

Terror group's minister for health oversaw worst atrocities

1 month 2 weeks ago
ISIS' former minister for health Kefah Basheer Hussein is calm and collected, almost too composed and smug for a captured man. A corner of his mouth twitches in what appears to be an attempt to hide a smirk. He answers "no comment" to yet another CNN question about the murky years when al Qaeda in Iraq went underground only to reemerge as ISIS.

Putin rips Syria 'extremists' for failed ceasefire

1 month 2 weeks ago
The United Nations says it has not received Syrian government permission to deliver humanitarian aid to rebel-held Eastern Ghouta despite a UN ceasefire resolution and a partial humanitarian pause ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Window for ceasefire opens

1 month 3 weeks ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin's ability to influence events in Syria will come to bear Tuesday, as his order of a five-hour ceasefire in the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta came into effect.

Lebanon PM accepts invitation to Saudi

1 month 3 weeks ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia, his office said, in what would be his first trip to the kingdom after he resigned under mysterious circumstances from the Saudi capital last year.

Opinion: 'If you're going to kill us, make it quick'

1 month 3 weeks ago
Today was my first day in the basement. I ran down after missiles struck our house at night. In under two minutes, my family and I crossed 150 meters to the nearest makeshift shelter for women and children. We had no time to take any of our belongings with us. We just wanted to escape the hellfire raining on us.

More airstrikes after U.N. vote on Syria

1 month 3 weeks ago
Regime warplanes struck the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus Saturday shortly after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, the UK- based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said in a statement. According to an MSF report, the death toll in Ghouta had reached more than 520 on Saturday evening, with 2,500 wounded.
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