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Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing eight, wounding 40: officials

Roadside bomb hits Afghan bus, killing eight, wounding 40: officials

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and children, officials said.

Qatar calls for protecting civilians in armed conflicts

Qatar calls for protecting civilians in armed conflicts

This came on Friday in the statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani at the official meeting of the UN Security Council.

At least six dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

At least six dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

There were two explosions near the city's directorate of finance, the Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, adding that "a number of attackers" had entered the building.

Syrian rebels begin to leave last bastion in Ghouta

Syrian rebels begin to leave last bastion in Ghouta

The first fighters from the last rebel bastion in Eastern Ghouta left on Sunday for insurgent-held territory in the country's northwest, state media said, raising hopes of an end to conflict in the enclave.

Syria regime pummels besieged Eastern Ghouta

Syria regime pummels besieged Eastern Ghouta

Syrian forces pursued a relentless air and ground offensive against Eastern Ghouta on Thursday, moving closer to retaking the rebel enclave but also depriving desperate civilians of vital aid.

West ups heat on Damascus as Ghouta civilians wait for aid

West ups heat on Damascus as Ghouta civilians wait for aid

More than 600 civilians have been killed in the enclave outside Damascus since Russia-backed regime forces launched an assault on February 18.

Qatar condemns crimes against civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Qatar condemns crimes against civilians in Eastern Ghouta

HE the Official Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lulwa al-Khater said that "Eastern Ghouta is one of the de-escalation zones, and these operations could hinder international efforts to reaching a political solution."

Mine explosion kills five civilians, wounds 18 in Mali

Mine explosion kills five civilians, wounds 18 in Mali

Five civilians were killed and another 18 wounded in central Mali when their passenger vehicle struck a landmine, the local governor said on Saturday, two weeks after 26 travellers died in a similar incident ...

Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Death toll tops 200 in Syria raids on rebel area: monitor

Four days of ferocious Syrian government raids on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta have killed more than 200 civilians, a war monitor said on Thursday.

Eight children among 21 killed in Idlib strikes

Eight children among 21 killed in Idlib strikes

The strikes carried out on Sunday were the latest against jihadists and rebels in a week-old regime offensive on Idlib, the last province in Syria to escape government control.

Death toll from Kabul suicide attack rises to 13

Death toll from Kabul suicide attack rises to 13

Thursday evening's blast targeted police as they clashed with angry protesters following a raid on shopkeepers accused of illegally peddling drugs and alcohol.

Thousands will die unless Saudi lifts Yemen blockade: UN

Thousands will die unless Saudi lifts Yemen blockade: UN

The stark warning from World Health Organisation, Unicef and World Food Programme came 10 days after the Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's sea and air ports.