Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug 11, 2016

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of war. More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are ...

Russia declares daily three-hour Aleppo cease-fires to let in aid

Aug 11, 2016

Russia declares daily three-hour Aleppo cease-fires to let in aid

Russia said on Wednesday there would be daily three-hour cease-fires in Syria’s Aleppo starting Thursday to allow humanitarian convoys to enter the city safely, a proposal the United Nations said it would consider. Aleppo is split into rebel- and government-held. The rebel-held east, where ...

Syrian regime, Hezbollah allies blast Aleppo rebel positions but gains denied

Aug 10, 2016

Syrian regime, Hezbollah allies blast Aleppo rebel positions but gains denied

Syrian government forces and their allies bombarded insurgents in southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, close to where rebels recently opened a corridor into the city’s opposition-held eastern sector, pro-Damascus media reported. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV said government forces had advanced to cut off rebel progress ...

Over 2 million at risk of siege in Syria's Aleppo: U.N.

Aug 9, 2016

Over 2 million at risk of siege in Syria's Aleppo: U.N.

More than 2 million people in Syria’s Aleppo are in danger of coming under total siege, the United Nations has warned, calling for immediate access to the heavily bombed city. Ferocious fighting has rocked divided Aleppo in recent weeks, with rebels and regime forces ...

Crucial battle for Aleppo poised to commence

Aug 9, 2016

Crucial battle for Aleppo poised to commence

Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo on Monday as both sides braced for a crucial battle to control the country’s second city. Fighting for Syria’s former economic powerhouse is intensifying after an opposition advance at the weekend broke ...

U.S.-led airstrike knocks out 83 Islamic State oil tank trucks in Syria

Aug 9, 2016

U.S.-led airstrike knocks out 83 Islamic State oil tank trucks in Syria

A coalition airstrike destroyed 83 oil tankers used by the Islamic State group over the weekend in eastern Syria, the U.S. military announced Monday. Pentagon spokesman Matthew Allen said the strike was conducted by “multiple coalition aircraft” Sunday evening near Albu Kamal, in Deir ...

Hundreds join crucial battle for Syria's Aleppo

Aug 8, 2016

Hundreds join crucial battle for Syria's Aleppo

Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo on Monday as opposition fighters announced an all-out offensive to take the country’s second city. The battle for Syria’s former economic powerhouse is intensifying after an opposition advance at the weekend broke ...