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UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file image made available on Thursday, Aug. 22, by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show bodies after an attack on Ghouta, Syria. One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO/Shaam News Network

The death toll from Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

This Aug. 21, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man mourning over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria. AP

One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan looks into report Japanese detained in Syria

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Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man may have been detained possibly by militants in Syria, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wounded baby saved from mother’s womb – video

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Syrian regime air raids killed 12 people on Sunday and wounded 23, including a mother and a baby boy removed from her womb, according to a monitoring group and amateur video.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN council condemns minority attacks in Iraq

Firefighters look for survivors at the site of a double car bomb attack took place in Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The back-to-back car bomb attack took place near a Shiite Hussainia religious building that has been turned into a shelter for displaced Shiites, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo)

An alarmed U.N. Security Council on Thursday condemned attacks and persecution of minorities in Iraq as the Islamic State militant group expanded its grip on the northern part of the country.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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