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Syria war: Dozens killed as rockets hit Damascus market

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:05:03 GMT

Police say rebels in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region fired the rockets at a government-held area.

India confirms killing of 39 workers kidnapped by IS

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:49:53 GMT

Since the kidnapping in 2014, the Indian government had always maintained that they were alive.

France: Sarkozy held over 'Gaddafi funds'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:07:25 GMT

He is in custody for questioning over alleged campaign funding from late Libyan leader Gaddafi.

Syria war: Air strike 'kills children in Eastern Ghouta school'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:26:58 GMT

Rescuers say 15 children died when missiles hit an underground school in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

Syria war: Afrin looted by Turkish-backed rebels

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:14:47 GMT

Rebel fighters reportedly raid homes and shops after seizing the Syrian city from Kurdish forces.

French consulate worker 'smuggled arms from Gaza'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:27:13 GMT

The consulate employee accused of using a diplomatic car to smuggle arms has appeared before an Israeli court.

Eastern Ghouta: A mother's diary of life under siege

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:43:38 GMT

As Syrian government forces bombard rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a mother of eight shares her experiences.

Yemen's war: 'I was told I had to fight until I died'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:23:17 GMT

Former child soldiers, a landmine survivor and an internally displaced child tell their stories.

Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:12:54 GMT

In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

'You never get used to living like this'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:08:37 GMT

Seven-year-old Rouaa has lived most of her life in a refugee camp and dreams of a better life.

From Syria to safety in Pakistan: 'We left children in Eastern Ghouta'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:18:52 GMT

An elderly Pakistani couple talk about life under siege in Syria, and how their relatives clung to them.

Crown Prince warns Saudis will get nuclear bomb if Iran does

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:37:35 GMT

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also told CBS News that Iran's Supreme Leader was like Hitler.

'We will stay until the end': A doctor's battle in Syria

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:11:33 GMT

As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

The trouble telling aid workers and foreign fighters apart

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:51:31 GMT

Why it is not always as easy as it should be to keep track of people entering war zones.

Syria: Seven years of war in seven questions

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:03:01 GMT

What began as a peaceful uprising against President Assad in 2011 has become a full-scale civil war.

Women and their achievements feature on billboards in Iran

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:51:02 GMT

The unusual move by the Tehran Municipality has been welcomed online but some also want concrete action

Saudi Arabia: Has the rate of executions doubled?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 13:35:15 GMT

Emily Thornberry said the rate of executions in Saudi Arabia had doubled over the past six months. Her timeline is incorrect, but her broader point is backed up by human rights organisations' figures.

International Women's Day: Stories of love amid Eastern Ghouta's bombs

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:36:59 GMT

Syrian illustrator Dima Nachawi draws pictures showing the true stories of people in love, in the middle of a conflict.