Aug 14, 2016

Islamic State frees hundreds of 'human shields' in Syria

Islamic State group jihadis have released hundreds of civilians they used as human shields while fleeing a crumbling stronghold in northern Syria, but the fate of others remained unknown Saturday. On another front, scores of civilians were killed on Saturday in air raids by ...

Aug 13, 2016

U.S.-backed Syrian force captures key IS stronghold

U.S.-backed fighters have seized a key Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria after two months of heavy fighting and freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields, Syrian Kurdish officials and an opposition activist group said Saturday. Nasser Haj Mansour, of ...

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 ...