Syria death toll tops 380,000 in almost nine-year war: monitor
The conflict flared after unprecedented anti-government protests in the southern city of Daraa on March 15, 2011. Demonstrations spread across Syria and were brutally suppressed by the regime, triggering a multi-front armed conflict that has drawn in jihadists and foreign powers. The conflict has displaced or sent into exile around 13 million Syrians.
Why Iran conflict lifted Japanese defense stocks 25%
Such price movements in defense-related stocks have happened before
Video shows Hezbollah positions after US attacks
An Iranian-backed militia said on Monday that the death toll from US military strikes in Ira...
UN ups 2020 budget, includes funds for war crimes probes
The increase is due to additional missions assigned to the UN Secretariat, inflation and exchange rate adjustments, according to diplomats. These include the observer mission in Yemen, a political mission established in Haiti, the investigation of crimes committed in Syria since the outbreak of civil war in 2011, and in Myanmar after the 2017 crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Citizenship Law: Providing no relief to the majority of asylum seekers
Majority of the refugees in India come from three countries that are not included in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act — China, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Meanwhile, more and more Indians are seeking asylum in other countries. Proportionate to its population, India’s refugee burden is low. Pakistan, meanwhile, has the world’s second highest number of refugees.
No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief
The US last week announced the withdrawal of 1,000 American troops from northeast Syria, days after Turkey launched an offensive against the previously US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a terrorist group.
US withdrawal from Syria gathers speed amid accusations of betrayal
American President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of most American troops from Syria, which cleared the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish forces, has prompted Republicans and Democrats alike to accuse him of abandoning a United States ally.
Turkish President Erdogan binned Trump's letter on Syria: Reports
In the October 9 letter sent after US troops were pulled out of Syria, Trump told Erdogan: "Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!" "History will look upon you favourably if you get this done the right and humane way," Trump wrote in the letter.
View: From Syria, Donald Trump fuels the rise of Russia and China
The Russians, in effect, have become guarantors of peace in the Middle East. The US demonstrates itself to be an untrustworthy ally. The combined effect of both developments is to diminish America’s role as the lynchpin of global stability.
Syria welcomes India's statement on Turkey; slams countries supporting terror
The envoy also said, "Turkey supports terror and all countries who support Turkey, support terror". He said this in response to a question on Pakistan extending support to Turkey's military offensive in Syria.
India slams Turkey for its 'unilateral military offensive' in northeast Syria
On Wednesday, Turkish jets and artillery targeted Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria, forcing thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
Pentagon releases video, photos of Baghdadi raid
The Pentagon also released video of airstrikes on a group of unknown fighters on the ground who opened fire on the helicopters that ferried US forces in for the assault on Baghdadi's compound in Syria's Idlib province.
How US' Delta force took down IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The helicopters flew low and fast into the night, ferrying U.S. special forces to a compound where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: A trail of horror and death
Baghdadi has long been a target for US and regional security forces trying to eliminate Islamic State, even as they reclaimed most of the territory the group once held.
ISIS still dangerous, could attempt retribution attack after Baghdadi's killing: US
The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, speaking to reporters after the Pentagon released video and photos of the US special forces raid that resulted in the death of Baghdadi, acknowledged that ISIS' leadership may be disjointed and that it could take some time for it to recuperate, but that doesn't mean it is not a threat.
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