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Air strikes kill dozens in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta

Attacks on a beseiged rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital intensified over the past week, killing more than 80 civilians. The volunteer rescue group Syria Civil Defence said more than 200 air strikes have hit the Eas...

Is the war in Syria really almost over?

Bashar al Assad has flown to Russia for a few hours to meet his major ally Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said Russia’s President told him that the fight against armed groups is close to finishing. And once it's over, findi...

Robert Mugabe is gone, but what next for Zimbabwe? – The Stream

After 37 years, Robert Mugabe's tenure as president of Zimbabwe is at an end. The 93-year-old resigned on Tuesday days after the military stepped in and protests against him broke out on the streets. But observers say Zi...

Gazans worried as Rafah crossing to close

A temporary opening of Gaza's Rafah crossing on the border with Palestine and Egypt may be extended by two days. Hundreds have passed into Egypt since the crossing opened on Saturday, but there is frustration among...

Inside Story – Who is in charge of Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appears to have ignored a deadline to resign. His ruling Zanu-PF party had told him he must step down - or be impeached. Now it says that process will begin. The party is accusing Mugab...

Yemen: Saudi blockade ‘a collective extermination’

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the Yemeni cities of Sanaa, the country's capital, and al-Bayda now lack clean water. A shortage of fuel caused by the Saudi-led blockade has caused pumping stations to s...

Kenya court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll win

Kenya's Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory in a rerun vote that was held in October. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had said the results of the first election were invalid...

Libya’s conflict hurts oil production and business

Libya's conflict between rival governments and armed groups has led to a sharp drop in oil production over the past three years. In addition to affecting major businesses, the country's crisis has also hurt small compa...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Over half of Rohingya refugees are children

Monday marks Children's Day. The Rohingya refugee crisis is just one example where children are particularly vulnerable. Many are the sole providers for their families in crowded refugee camps along the Bangladesh border...

The War in Syria: Life returning to normal in Idlib

Eastern Ghouta is one the de-escalation zones in Syria, agreed to in the Astana deal signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran. Turkey is one of three guarantors in the agreement to create those de-escalation zones in Syria. Ano...

Arab League: Ministers condemn Iran and Hezbollah

A meeting of the Arab League in Cairo has agreed to condemn Iran and Hezbollah - labelling the Lebanese group a “terrorist” organisation. Saudi Arabia requested the meeting to discuss alleged “violations” committed by Ir...

News photo exhibition: from the uplifting to the unnerving

A global exhibition of award-winning news photos aims to show people the world's most pressing issues, from the uplifting to the unnerving. Gripping images of the moment an assassination happened, a beautiful sea turtle ...

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