Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib

Asia & Pacific 05/19/19, 09:01

Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold, Russia said Sunday, while opposition activists reported continued shelling and airstrikes.Fighting erupted in Idlib late last month, effectively shattering a cease-fire negotiated by ...

Aid groups say conditions in northwest Syria at crisis point

World 05/17/19, 13:57

A U.N. official and dozens of international aid groups warned Friday that humanitarian conditions in Syria's northwest have reached a new "crisis point," as government troops push to retake the rebels' last stronghold.The violence has effectively shattered a cease-fire negotiated ...

Update: 11 UN council nations urge Idlib cease-fire

Africa 05/10/19, 13:45

The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local):9:45 p.m.Eleven members of the U.N. Security Council are urging fighters in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in Idlib province to honor last September's cease-fire arrangements.This frame grab from video provided by ...

Exiled Guatemalan who started Florida refugee nonprofit dies

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:40

Policarpia Gaspar, a Guatemalan civil war exile who co-founded a Florida organization mentoring Indian refugee children and connecting pregnant women to doctors has died, her family said Wednesday. She was 53.Her son, Glenn Mendez, said his mother had been battling ...

journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

U.S. 04/15/19, 14:44

A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war.Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a ...

Cholera is surging once again in war-ravaged Yemen

World 04/04/19, 12:24

Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the U.N. reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months and doctors in overwhelmed health facilities fearing it could rival a 2017 outbreak that spiraled into ...

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

Africa 03/21/19, 06:28

South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country's peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according to internal documents seen ...

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