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Afridi expresses concern over siege in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

7 months, 21 days ago
Former international cricketer and Karachi Kings President Shahid Afridi has expressed alarm over the humanitarian crisis in the Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta where more than 400 people including children have been killed in recent days.…

Boy’s death shows danger for besieged Syrians seeking food

9 months, 10 days ago
BEIRUT: Two-year-old Emir al-Bash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical centre in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblast. His family had left their home in the…

In Syria region under regime siege, children die of hunger

11 months, 27 days ago
HAMOURIA, Syria: One-month-old Sahar, her ribs protruding under translucent skin, breathed her last on Sunday in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, where a crushing regime siege has pushed hundreds of children to the brink of starvation. Only a…

Intense fighting as Syrian rebels try to break Aleppo siege

2 years, 2 months ago
ALEPPO: Rebel fighters pressed on with an intense offensive against a major military complex in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, following gains on Friday, to try to end a siege of opposition-held areas in the city's east.

Rebels launch major assault to try to break Aleppo siege

2 years, 2 months ago
BEIRUT: Syrian rebel fighters have launched a major assault on government-held southwestern parts of Aleppo to try to reopen supply lines after the army and its allies tightened their siege of opposition-held parts of the city last week.

Marathon Kandahar airport siege leaves at least 50 dead

2 years, 10 months ago
KANDAHAR: The death toll from a 27-hour Taliban siege of Kandahar airport has jumped to at least 50, officials said Thursday, after a conference in Pakistan shored up international support for reviving peace talks.

Twelve dead as Mali hotel siege ends, hostages freed

3 years, 2 months ago
BAMAKO: Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died.