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Donors pledge $4.4 bn for Syria, well short of target

AFP Brussels International donors on Wednesday pledged $4.4 billion in aid for civilians caught up in the Syrian civil war -- well short of what the UN says is needed for humanitarian work in Syria and neighbouring countries. The sum ..

Syria has blocked aid delivery after retaking Eastern Ghouta: UN

AFP United Nations, United States Two weeks after its forces took full control of Eastern Ghouta, Syria has yet to allow UN humanitarian aid to enter the main town of Douma, the UN deputy aid chief said on Wednesday. Ursula Mueller also ..

At Gaza's largest hospital, wounded keep coming

REUTERS GAZA Doctors are on a particularly tight schedule at Gaza's largest hospital when it comes to treating Palestinians wounded by Israeli army bullets at Friday protests along the border. Many of the injured rushed to ..

AFP Damascus Syria's regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a new region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern districts to oust militants. In the town of Douma retaken more than a ..

Cairo Three soldiers and 30 militants have been killed in the past week in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula where the military is battling Islamic State, the army said Wednesday. Around 200 militants and at least 33 government troops ..

Jerusalem An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a police officer to nine months in jail over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in 2014. The sentence was handed down after policeman Ben Deri, 24, was found guilty of ..

Riyadh Saudi Arabia has confirmed it was behind the air strike that killed the number two leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels last week."The heroes of the Royal Air Force were able to successfully target the leader of the Houthi ..

REUTERS GENEVA The United States is not seeking to reopen or renegotiate the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal but hopes to stay in it to fix its flaws with a supplementary agreement, US non-proliferation envoy Christopher Ford said on ..

AFP Gaza City, Palestinian Territories A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest. ..

AMSTERDAM Inspectors with the global chemical weapons agency on Wednesday visited a second site in Syria's Douma and took samples to help them determine whether banned toxic munitions were used there. The Organisation for the ..