Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

Feb 5, 2015

Civilian woes deepen as battle surges on Ukraine front line

The morning silence is an uneasy prelude to the artillery fire that inevitably follows. Sealed off from the world by war, some inhabitants hesitantly approach visitors for news. There’s no time for anything more than a few words, as soldiers bark instructions at exhausted ...

Rebels parade Ukrainian POWs through shelled city of Donetsk

Jan 23, 2015

Rebels parade Ukrainian POWs through shelled city of Donetsk

Captured Ukrainian soldiers were paraded through the rebel-held city of Donetsk on Thursday and forced to kneel before angry locals who spat and pelted them with snowballs and shards of glass. Adding insult to injury for the troops forced to abandon Donetsk airport after ...

Jan 7, 2015

U.S.-led strikes may have killed civilians: Pentagon

The U.S. military is investigating several incidents in which civilians may have been killed in coalition airstrikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday. The comments marked the first time the U.S. military has acknowledged that the air war may ...

Aug 6, 2014

Jordan circulates revised, Palestinian-backed U.N. resolution on Gaza

Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning “all violence and hostilities against civilians.” Jordan’s new U.N. ambassador, Dina Kawar, said the draft resolution, backed by the Palestinians and Arab nations, was submitted to the Security ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. urges civilian protection after U.N. school in Gaza is shelled

The United States on Thursday urged greater effort to protect civilians in Israel’s Gaza campaign as it voiced sadness over the deaths at a U.N. school serving as a shelter. “We are deeply saddened and concerned about the tragic incident,” State Department spokeswoman Jen ...

Apr 12, 2013

Regime airstrikes target civilians, kill thousands: HRW

Airstrikes have hit bakeries and hospitals among other civilian targets in Syria, a watchdog reported Thursday, accusing the regime of killing thousands in raids it said amounted to war crimes. “Individuals who commit serious violations of the laws of war wilfully — that is ...