Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Apr 27, 2015

Two Swedish hostages held in Syria fly home

Two Swedish men held hostage by Syrian jihadists have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country’s foreign ministry said on Sunday. The hostages, named in the Swedish media as Thomas Olsson, 50, and Martin Reen, 33, were freed with the help of ...

Civilians flee as militants seize most of Damascus camp

Apr 5, 2015

Civilians flee as militants seize most of Damascus camp

Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria’s capital fled to safer areas Saturday amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and Islamic militants who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said. A Damascus-based Palestinian official, Khaled Abdul-Majid, said ...

Mar 26, 2015

Amnesty says Gazan militants committed war crimes

The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militant organizations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. The report comes after two other reports issued in late ...