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UN says Syria refugees top 3-million mark

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid at Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries dropped food and water to the starving members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, the Kurds took it on themselves to rescue them, a sign of how Syria’s Kurds, like Iraq’s, are using the region’s conflicts to establish their own rule. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed

The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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 »

Kerry condemns ‘outrageous’ Gaza truce violations

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Secretary of State John Kerry.  AP FILE PHOTO

Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning an “outrageous” violation by Palestinian militants of the Gaza cease-fire he helped to broker. Kerry is demanding the immediate release of an Israeli soldier apparently abducted by the radical Hamas movement.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heavy Gaza fighting ahead of proposed 3-day truce

A man stands in front of a van damaged from a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. An Israeli was seriously wounded when a Palestinian rocket exploded in a residential area of the city. Another rocket was intercepted over Tel Aviv by Israel's rocket defense system. Israeli attacks on Gaza continued today, killing many people as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Palestinian officials say 17 Palestinians, including 10 members of one family, were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of a planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli strike killing Christian woman Jalila Ayyad, 70, in Gaza City on Sunday, July 27, 2014. AP

The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow for urgent aid to reach civilians as the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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