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In Syria’s Ghouta, rescuers keep finding bodies

7 months, 15 days ago
DAMASCUS: In Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave, the bombs have stopped falling from the sky but the dead are still being raised from the rubble. In the town of Hazeh, volunteers from the Syrian Civil Defence known as the "White…

Uneasy calm in Syria’s Ghouta as Russian-backed truce begins

7 months, 16 days ago
BEIRUT: The Syrian rebel-held eastern Ghouta region was mostly calm as a five-hour ceasefire called by Russia took effect on Tuesday, a war monitor and witnesses said, pausing a government onslaught that has killed hundreds of people since…

Yemen truce takes effect after week of US pressure

1 year, 10 months ago
SANAA: A 48-hour ceasefire announced by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen began on Saturday, after the beleaguered government finally agreed to a US peace push. The government, which has deep reservations about a…

Arab coalition declares 48-hour Yemen truce

1 year, 10 months ago
RIYADH: A Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen's government against Iran-backed rebels declared a 48-hour ceasefire to begin in Yemen Saturday, it said in a statement on the kingdom's SPA news agency website. "It has been decided to…

Syrian Army urges Aleppo evacuation as Russia extends truce

1 year, 11 months ago
ALEPPO: A "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian army's Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect Thursday, but despite a drop in violence there was little sign residents were heeding calls to leave. Moscow said the truce would be extended…

Red Cross postpones aid convoys after Aleppo attack

2 years, 25 days ago
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Aid convoys for four Syrian towns will be postponed as staff reassesses security after a deadly attack on relief trucks and intensified violence, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross…