Report: 1.5 million Syrians are disabled by war

Report: 1.5 million Syrians are disabled by war

[ad_1] The civil war in Syria has left more than 1.5 million people with various physical injuries, Swiss German- language newspaper, Tages -Anzeiger reported. The newspaper cited data from UNICEF, which indicated that 2017 was the worst for Syrian children, adding that half of the Syrians live as refugees abroad or are distributed within the […]

Syria war: Wounded leave Eastern Ghouta under evacuation deal

Syria war: Wounded leave Eastern Ghouta under evacuation deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian Arab Red Crescent helped evacuate the civilians from the besieged town of Douma People in need of medical treatment have been evacuated from the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of Syria’s capital, Damascus. Twenty-five patients and their families are believed to have left via a government […]

Libya migrants: Smuggling network arrest warrants issued

Libya migrants: Smuggling network arrest warrants issued

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Libya is a key point on the route of hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants Libya has issued 205 arrest warrants for Libyans and foreigners suspected of being involved in a smuggling network for migrants heading to Europe. They include accusations of human trafficking, torture, murder and rape. The […]

Lebanon frees actor Ziad Itani accused of collaborating with Israel

Lebanon frees actor Ziad Itani accused of collaborating with Israel

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ziad Itani received a hero’s welcome as he returned to his home in Beirut A prominent Lebanese actor who has spent months in detention accused of collaborating with Israel has had the case against him dropped. A judge freed Ziad Itani from detention and ordered the arrest of a security […]

Afrin: Turkish forces ‘encircle’ Syrian Kurdish city

Afrin: Turkish forces ‘encircle’ Syrian Kurdish city

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Syrian rebel fighters are supporting Turkish troops in the offensive on Afrin The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured “critically important areas”. […]

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah’s convoy

Gaza blast targets Palestinian PM Hamdallah’s convoy

Media captionAn explosion targeted the prime minister’s convoy Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has escaped unharmed after an explosion targeted his convoy in Gaza. No group has said it carried out the attack, which injured several guards. The Palestinian Authority said it was an assassination attempt and that it held the militant Hamas movement, which […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo rebels pushed back by Assad’s forces

Syria conflict: Aleppo rebels pushed back by Assad’s forces

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian government troops are back in control of the al-Minian area Syrian government forces have retaken areas of the city of Aleppo that were lost to rebels in recent fighting. The loss of the territory on the city’s western edges was confirmed by the rebels themselves, as well as state […]

Egypt wins approval for $12bn loan from the IMF

Egypt wins approval for $12bn loan from the IMF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last week Egypt floated its currency in a move aimed at strengthening confidence in the economy The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year $12bn (€11bn) loan for Egypt to help the country out of its deep economic crisis. Egypt will receive $2.75bn immediately, with the rest subject […]

Mosul battle: IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says

Mosul battle: IS hangs bodies of 40 civilians from poles in Iraqi city, UN says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bashiqa is one of several towns recaptured as Iraqi forces continue their offensive on Mosul So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in […]

Arab Spring ‘cost region $600bn’ in lost growth, UN says

Arab Spring ‘cost region $600bn’ in lost growth, UN says

Image copyright AP Image caption Protests rocked many states across the Arab world The Arab Spring protest movement has cost the region $614bn in lost growth since 2011, the UN says. The estimate is the first of its kind by a major economic body. It is equivalent to 6% of the region’s total GDP between […]

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