Six months of bloodshed: the Gaza war in numbers

The bloodiest ever war in Gaza that broke out exactly six months ago has taken an appalling human toll. At least 33,175 people have been killed in the besieged Palestinian…

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“Heavy material damage” was reported at the Aleppo International Airport, pictured here, on Feb 7. PHOTO: AFP

Israeli strikes kill soldier, damage Aleppo airport: Syria state media

Israeli strikes targeted north Syria’s Aleppo province late Monday, killing a soldier, wounding seven people and putting the area’s international airport out of service, state media reported. “At around 11:35…

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U.S. Joint Chiefs Chair Army General Mark Milley speaks with U.S. forces in Syria during an unannounced visit at a U.S. military base in Northeast Syria, March 4, 2023. REUTERS/Phil Stewart/File Photo

Death toll in US strikes on pro-Iran targets in Syria rises to 19 -war monitor

The death toll in U.S. air strikes on pro–Iran installations in eastern Syria has risen to 19 fighters, a Syrian war monitor said on Saturday, in one of the deadliest exchanges between the U.S. and Iran-aligned forces in years. The U.S. carried out strikes in eastern Syria in response to a…

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People react after an earthquake in Antakya in Hatay province, Turkey, February 20, 2023. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Fresh earthquake hits Turkey-Syria border two weeks after disaster

Another earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, just two weeks after the area was devastated by a larger quake that killed more than 47,000 people and damaged…

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Syrian Kurdish Asayish security forces conducting a raid against suspected Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters in Raqqa, the militant group’s former de facto capital in Syria, on Jan 29, 2023. PHOTO: AFP

Suspected IS attack in Syria death toll rises to 68: monitor

The death toll from an attack blamed on the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 68, a war monitor said Saturday, the deadliest attack in over a year….

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Members of a search and rescue team worked on a collapsed structure after the earthquake in southeastern Turkey on Sunday. A crucial Twitter tool known as Application Developer Interface, used by software developers to comb the platform for calls for help from earthquake victims, may become accessible only by paying a $100 monthly fee.BERNAT ARMANGUE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Twitter’s plan to charge for crucial tool prompts outcry

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, thousands of volunteer software developers have been using a crucial Twitter tool to comb the platform for calls for…

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Fleeting glimpses of hope

For a change, heavy equipment and machinery are being mobilised from all parts of the world to one destination to save lives, not destroy them; religious and political differences were…

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Thai King and Queen send letters of condolence to Turkey and Syria

The King and Queen of Thailand sent letters of condolence today (Thursday), addressed to the presidents of Turkey and Syria, following the loss of life in the devastating earthquake which…

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People in the Turkish city of Gaziantep are living in their cars or makeshift shelters after the massive earthquake © Zein Al RIFAI / AFP

Turkish quake survivors face big freeze in cars, tents

Temperatures in the quake-stricken Turkish city of Gaziantep plunged to minus five degrees Celsius early Thursday but thousands of families spent the night in cars and makeshift tents — too…

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Dozens of families that fled Syria’s civil war are taking shelter from Turkey’s earthquake in Diyarbakir’s ancient mosque © Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP

Fleeing war, Syrians lose adopted homes in Turkey quake

Ridwan Gurre had the instincts to hide from roaring warplanes when he lived in Syria during its civil war. But little prepared him for the rumble of the 7.8-magnitude quake…

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Syrian rescuers gather above the rubble of a collapsed building, on February 7, 2023, in the town of Jandaris, in the rebel-held part of Aleppo province, as a search operation continues following a deadly earthquake. (Photo by Mohammed AL-RIFAI / AFP)

Earthquake kills more than 5,000 in Turkey, Syria

Rescuers in Turkey and Syria braved frigid weather, aftershocks and collapsing buildings Tuesday, as they dug for survivors buried by an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people. Disaster agencies…

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Earthquake kills more than 3,800 in Turkey, Syria

A major earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,800 people and flattening thousands of buildings as rescuers dug with bare hands for survivors. Dozens of nations pledged aid…

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A member of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group carries a child rescued from rubble in the town of Zardana in Idlib province © Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP

Quake kills over 1,400 in Turkey, Syria

The most powerful earthquake in nearly a century struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing over 1,400 people in their sleep, levelling buildings and causing tremors felt as far away…

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REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Israel attacks Damascus airport, five soldiers killed, Syria says

Israel carried out an airstrike on Syria’s Damascus International airport and other positions south of the capital, killing five soldiers and causing material damage, the ministry of defence said early…

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Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations

At UN, Thailand votes to condemn Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

During the 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand has joined 140 countries voting in favour of the resolution to condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, while…

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ISIS leader Quraishi kills himself during Syria raid, U.S. says

AMMAN/WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The leader of Islamic State died when he blew himself and family members up during a U.S. military raid in Syria, President Joe Biden said…

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Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

With a spectacular jail break in Syria and a deadly attack on an army barracks in Iraq, the Islamic State group was back in the headlines the past week, a…

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FILE – This frame grab from video shows al-Qaida’s leader Ayman al-Zawahri at an unknown location, in a videotape issued Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. In it, al-Zawahri said that “Jerusalem Will Never be Judaized,” and praised al-Qaida attacks including one that targeted Russian troops in Syria in January. (Militant Photo via AP, File)

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE…

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This picture taken on March 14, 2020 shows a view of destroyed tents and shelters used by Syrians displaced by conflict from Idlib and Aleppo provinces, located near the town of Kafar Takharim in the northwestern province of Idlib, following heavy storms. (Photo by Mohammed AL-RIFAI / AFP)

Syria’s brutal war enters 10th year

Syria’s brutal conflict enters its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle….

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NATO chief calls on Turkey to show ‘restraint’ in Syria operation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed “serious concerns” on Friday about Turkey’s ongoing operation against Kurdish forces in Syria and called for “restraint”.  “I shared… my serious concerns about this…

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“CAT MAN” of Aleppo

Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel, pets cats at Ernesto’s Cat Sanctuary that he runs in Kfar Naha, an opposition-held town in Aleppo province in Syria on March 17, 2018. The 43-year-old, al-Jaleel…

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