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  • »Allies Condemn Nerve Agent Attack, UK Expels Russian Diplomats

    Thu 15 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The leaders of France, Germany, the US and UK have issued a statement on the nerve agent attack in the UK, saying there is "no plausible alternative explanation" than Russian culpability.
    They condemned the "first offensive use of...
  • »Palestinian PM Hamdallah's Convoy Attacked

    Tue 13 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS —AlGhad— Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s convoy was targeted by an explosion en route to Gaza, but he managed to escape unharmed, while several  of his guards were injured.

    No group has claimed...
  • »Turkish Forces 'Encircle' Syrian-Kurdish City ‘Afrin’

    Tue 13 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The Turkish military says it has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the focus of an offensive against a Kurdish militia.
    A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically...
  • »Occupation Forces Arrest 10 Palestinian Fishermen on Rafah Shore

    Mon 12 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    GAZA — Israeli occupation forces on Monday arrested ten Palestinian fishermen in Rafah shore in the south of the Gaza Strip.
    The committee documenting Israeli violations against Palestinian fishermen said in a statement that Israeli gunboats...
  • »N Korea Wants to Sign Peace Treaty with US

    Mon 12 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un expressed willingness to sign a peace agreement with the United States and to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, a source at the South Korean presidential administration...
  • »US-Bangal Airplane 49 Dead as Plane Veers off Kathmandu Runway

    Mon 12 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according to police.
    Rescuers pulled bodies from the charred wreckage of the plane, operated by Bangladeshi airline...
  • »Syrian Army Splits Eastern Ghouta Enclave in Three, Reports Say

    Sat 10 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The Syrian army has made a significant advance in its effort to take rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, reports say.
    Troops have cut off the region's biggest town, Douma, and isolated another, according to UK-based conflict monitors the...
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  • »UN Security Council Demands Implementation of Resolution on Syria Truce

    Thu 8 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK — The UN Security Council reiterated its calls for a ceasefire to take hold in Syria after holding a closed door meeting late Wednesday to discuss the failure of parties to implement the truce adopted by the body on February 24.
  • »Iran Jails Woman for Removing Headscarf in Public

    Thu 8 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — An Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil to protest against a mandatory hijab law has been sentenced to two years in prison, prosecutors say.
    The woman, who has not been officially named, was found guilty of "encouraging...
  • »Attempted Assassination of Former Russian Spy in US

    Wed 7 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A former Russian spy and his daughter remain critically ill in hospital after being exposed to nerve gas in Salisbury, Wiltshire, police confirmed.
    Police are trying to find out why Sergei Skripal, 66, was found slumped on a...
  • »Occupation Soldiers Arrest 10 Palestinians

    Wed 7 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    RAMALLAH — Israeli occupation forces Wednesday stormed cities across the West Bank and arrested 10 Palestinians allegedly for security reasons, the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said in a statement.
    These arrests happened as Israeli...
  • »UN Envoy Says ‘Rohingya’ Refugees Facing 'Forced Starvation'

    Wed 7 March / Mar 2018. 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK — Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.
    The UN envoy's assessment of a continued "campaign of terror and forced starvation" comes...
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