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Syria Madaya Resident Starving Siege

Severe Malnutrition Confirmed In Syria’s Madaya, 32 Deaths Reported In Month: U.N.

The U.N. Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged western Syrian town of Madaya, where local relief workers reported 32 deaths of starvation in the past month.

January 15, 2016

In Under Two Days, Boko Haram Kills Nearly 170 In Nigeria

Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, killing nearly 170 people this week in violence Nigeria’s president called “inhuman and barbaric.”

July 3, 2015

Four Worshipers Killed In Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue are the latest casualties in an ongoing siege of violence between Israel and Palestine.

November 18, 2014

Israeli Airstrike Kills 3 Senior Hamas Leaders

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel — The militant group Hamas said three of its senior military leaders were killed early Thursday in an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip that also killed at least seven other people. The Israeli military confirmed carrying out the attack in response to continuing rocket […]

August 21, 2014

United States Remembers Aid Workers Killed In Conflicts

Washington (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed Tuesday for better protection for aid workers in conflicts around the world as the number killed hit a record in 2013. Figures published Tuesday by the consultancy group Humanitarian Outcomes said 155 relief staff were killed last year, mainly in Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Sudan, […]

August 19, 2014

Ukraine Peace Deal Hinges On Halt To Military Offensive: Lavrov

dpa MOSCOW/BERLIN — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that a political settlement of the conflict in Ukraine was possible only if the government in Kiev halted its military campaign against separatist rebels in the east. “As long as Kiev seeks a forceful solution, international efforts … won’t have success,” Lavrov told reporters in […]

August 18, 2014

India’s New Leader Accuses Pakistan Of Terrorism

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times MUMBAI — India’s new leader slammed Pakistan on Tuesday, accusing it of terrorism and saying its U.S.-backed military is too weak to fight a conventional war. The comments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir were his harshest yet […]

August 12, 2014

Beijing Hits Out At U.S. South China Sea Proposal

Beijing (AFP) — Beijing accused the United States of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday. The remarks by Foreign Minister Wang Yi came at an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) overshadowed by disputes over the […]

August 11, 2014

Mexico Confirms Confrontation With Border Patrol Agents

By Richard A. Serrano and Tracy Wilkinson, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Washington Bureau. U.S. officials said […]

April 2, 2014

Afghan Civilian Deaths Skyrocketing

Despite what some believe to be measured progress on a military front in Afghanistan, the Taliban–and the multi-pronged conflict roiling the region–is taking a huge toll on the civilian population: Buried bombs killed 30 Afghan civilians in a 48-hour span in the latest grim illustration of the dangers faced by noncombatants as the season’s fighting […]

July 2, 2011