Friday, May 26, 2017

157 airstrikes, barrel bombs and missiles targets Syria’s Daraa within the last 48 hours — report

Daraa city has been witnessing since Wednesday morning continued escalation for the third day on a raw by the regime forces, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented regime’s warplanes carrying out at least 12 raids targeted areas in Daraa al-Balad in Daraa...

US-led strikes left at least 15 civilians dead in Syria, including children

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports on Wednesday, 15 civilians dead, including children by International Coalition’s warplanes. 3 citizens were killed including a woman and her daughter, and several others wounded by bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on areas in al-Baroudeh village in...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — Five things to know about him

The founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012. - When did Julian Assange come to prominence? - Julian Assange first caught the world's attention when his website, WikiLeaks, in 2007 released leaked manuals for US...

Syrian government forces regains total control of Homs

The Syrian regime on Sunday regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled. The Russian-supervised evacuation of the Waer district was the latest blow to the insurgents by regime troops backed by...

Libya airbase attack killed 141 people

An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday. Members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli on...

Russian forces arrive in southern Syria, backing the government troops

Russian paratroopers and special forces arrived in the Al-Sweida Governorate of southern Syria this week, following the U.S. attack on a pro-government convoy near the Iraqi border-crossing, a military source told Al-Masdar News last night. Al-Masdar News reports the Russian military personnel will take the...

Russia intends to develop its naval base in Tartus, Syria

Russia intends to modernise its naval base in the Syrian city of Tartus, Chairman of the State of Duma’s Defence Committee, Vladimir Shamanov, announced today. Speaking in an interview with Russia Today (RT), Shamanov said that the “Planned measures have already begun,” stressing that...

United States and Britain making money from Saudi war on Yemen

Chris McGrane, an activist and political commentator, says the United States and Britain are "very adamant to carry on this massive sale of arms to Saudi Arabia because the more bombs Saudi Arabia drops and those weapons need to replace in, more money...

Saudi-led war on and embargo against Yemen behind a cholera epidemic

International organizations, including the United Nations (UN) and the Red Cross, say the Saudi-led war on and embargo against Yemen are behind a cholera epidemic that has claimed the lives of more than 180 people in the impoverished country so far. The International Committee of...

US-led strike on IS-held Syria kills 23 civilians, report

An air strike by the US-led coalition killed 23 civilians on Monday in a Syrian town held by the Islamic State group on the border with Iraq, a monitor said. The deaths came after 12 women were killed in a strike by the US-led coalition...

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