Syrian troops pound Daraa in 'de-escalation' zone after rebel attack

Jun 5, 2017

Syrian troops pound Daraa in 'de-escalation' zone after rebel attack

Syrian government forces pounded parts of the southern city of Daraa with airstrikes and artillery fire, activists reported Sunday, one day after rebels attacked government positions in the southern city. Much of Daraa has been reduced to rubble and the two sides are exchanging ...

UNICEF envoy Kuroyanagi urges people to learn from children

Jun 2, 2017

UNICEF envoy Kuroyanagi urges people to learn from children

It struck a chord in her heart when displaced children in a conflict-stricken region of Myanmar told UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a renowned author, actress and TV host, that there won’t be war if people of different ethnicities and religions simply got along. ...

Huge blast kills scores, rocks embassies in Afghan capital

May 31, 2017

Huge blast kills scores, rocks embassies in Afghan capital

At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of meters away. Bodies littered the scene and a towering plume ...

May 30, 2017

Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

Poland’s defense minister says Polish and Afghan special forces have freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Antoni Maciereiwicz said the hostages included two solders, four police officers and five civilians, all of them Afghan nationals ...

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

| May 30, 2017

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land. For several weeks in ...