US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud al-Faisal. “I had occasion … to speak this morning with the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia.
The death toll in Syria is likely approaching 70,000 – up almost 10,000 from the start of the year – and civilians are paying the price for the U.N. Security Council’s lack of action to end the conflict, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday. Navi Pillay, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, […]
President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have slaughtered more than 60,000 Syrians over the past 22 months but his British-born wife is apparently trying to offset those losses: she is said to be pregnant.
At least 82 people were killed and 160 wounded on Tuesday in two explosions that rocked the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
New United Nations figures suggest at least 60,000 people have died in Syria’s 22-month conflict. The toll is far higher than the figure of 45,000 given by activists opposed to the regime of President Bashar Assad.
Eight Palestinians were killed and several others injured on Tuesday evening in the ongoing intensive Israeli war jets airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, medical sources and witnesses said. The sources told Xinhua that three were killed in a fresh Israeli airstrike on a house of a Hamas activist in eastern Gaza city, adding that three […]
Israel bombed dozens of suspected militant sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinians kept up their cross-border rocket fire as international pressure for a truce intensified.
Israeli ground forces are poised to invade the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost four years amid efforts by Egypt and Turkey to help end the rocket battles that have killed 71 Palestinians and three Israelis.
Three people have been killed in new Israeli air strikes on Gaza, pushing the death toll in six days of violence to 80 Palestinians, health officials say. “The toll of martyrs has risen to 80 with the deaths of Nisma Abu Zorr, 23, Mohammed Abu Zorr, 5,
The Israeli military continued pounding Gaza for a fifth day on Sunday, killing 52 Palestinians so far. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman for the health ministry, said that the dead include 15 children, three women and four old men. In the latest attacks, Israeli gunboats fired two shells towards Al-Shatie refugee camp in western Gaza city,