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Hardship deepens amidst Syria's frozen conflict

February 13, 2022 4:50 pm

Today, the "martyrs salary" - given to families of people who have died for Damascus in the 11-year long war - barely pays for her diabetes medicine.

Israel domestic security warns of violence as Benjamin Netanyahu faces unseating

June 06, 2021 9:46 am

The new government, yet to be sworn in, is an unlikely patchwork of left-wing, liberal, rightist, nationalist and religious parties, as well as - for the first time in Israel's history - an Arab Islamist party.

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

April 23, 2018 4:09 pm

UNRWA, the UN agency that cares for Palestinians, said on Sunday that conditions in Yarmouk were hellish. "There must be safe passage for the sick and the wounded and the dying civilians," said Chris Gunness, the UNRWA spokesman.

68 killed in Syria attacks as more people flee

March 16, 2018 9:37 pm

The staggering death toll - at least 68 civilians - killed came a day after Syria passed the seven-year mark in its relentless civil war.

Syrian army intensifies offensive in Ghouta as death toll mounts to 976

March 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia, his main ally, say the campaign is needed to end rebel shelling of Damascus and end the rule of Islamist insurgents over the area’s civilians.

Syrian army denies using chlorine gas on rebels near Damascus

July 02, 2017 8:34 am

The army said reports circulated about an attack with chlorine gas on the rebels in the Ayn Tarma neighbourhood in the eastern countryside of Damascus are mere lies, Xinhua news agency reported.

Syria blames Israel for firing rockets at military airport near Damascus

January 13, 2017 10:23 am

Israeli defence officials have voiced concern over Hezbollah's experience in the Syrian civil war.

Syria: Death toll from east Damascus airstrikes rises to more than 30

April 01, 2016 6:31 pm

The U.S. State Department said it was appalled by the reported air strikes. "We condemn in the strongest terms any such attacks directed at civilians," spokesman John Kirby said.

VIDEO: Syria rebel chief Zahran Alloush killed in airstrike in Damascus

December 26, 2015 6:04 pm

Syria's army command said it had conducted the 'special operation' that killed Alloush as part of its 'national mission.'

Damascus rocket attacks: 30 wounded, three killed by Islam Army

February 05, 2015 3:43 pm

The state-run news agency said the shelling also damaged several houses and smashed cars on the streets.


The best of World Press Photo Awards 2013

February 14, 2014 7:29 pm

The first image shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.