10 Jun 2022

Syria’s Damascus airport flights suspended after Israeli attack

All flights have been suspended out of Damascus International Airport in Syria after an Israeli air attack near the compound. The attack on Friday left damage on the runway of the airport according to the Al-Watan newspaper.  Syrian state media did not mention the airstrike but said flights were suspended

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08 Apr 2022

Hopes of peace in Yemen as President hands power to new presidential council

A newly formed president council has replaced Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in a bid to support UN efforts to end the seven-year civil war in the country. The eight member council replaced Hadi who has been President for a decade.  The war is seen as a proxy war between

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07 Apr 2022

Yemen’s President Cedes Power Amid International Efforts to End Civil War

Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has ceded his powers to a leadership council in a Saudi-backed move aimed at re-establishing negotiations with Houthi rebels. The negotiations seek to end the country’s sever-year civil war that has wreaked havoc on Yemen’s political and economic stability. Before leaving his own position,

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13 Jan 2022

German court finds Syrian colonel guilty of crimes against humanity

In a landmark case, a German court has sentenced a Syrian colonel to life in prison over charges of crimes against humanity. The individual, Anwar Raslan was linked to the torture of over 4,000 people in Syria’s civil war. Raslan reportedly operated in a jail that was referred to as

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20 Oct 2021

Ex-German soldiers arrested over alleged terror plot in Yemen’s war

Germany has confirmed that two former German soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of trying to form a terrorist mercenary to fight in Yemen’s civil war. The two individuals, Arend-Adolf G and Achim A face terrorism charges. Police forces in Germany conducted raids in the southern region of the country

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02 Jul 2021

Rebels in Tigray reject calls for ceasefire after Ethiopian government forces withdraw from regional capital

The rebel forces in Tigray have rejected a ceasefire offer from the central government. The rebel fighters retook the regional capital Mekelle on Tuesday and Ethiopian troops retreated on Monday, marking a significant change in the country’s eight month civil war. After the capture of Mekelle, the Ethiopian government announced

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20 Nov 2020

Several injured in airstrikes on Tigray capital, humanitarian source says

A humanitarian source has reached out to media outlets to report several civilian injuries during airstrikes conducted by the Ethiopian government on the Tigray region, which hosts the country’s rebel forces. Tigray borders Sudan and Eritrea and has been a spot of violence and conflict since Ethiopian federal forces and

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17 Nov 2020

Ethiopia says it has seized another Tigray town as conflict embroils Eritrea

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has provided an update on the ongoing conflict between Ethiopian rebels in the Tigray region and the government forces as the conflict recently spilled over to include Eritrea. Ahmed stated that they had captured another town within the Tigray region in an attempt to fight

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16 Nov 2020

Ethiopia’s Tigray leader confirms firing missiles at Eritrea

Rebel groups in the Tigray region fired missiles at Eritrea’s capital over the weekend, according to the group which has since taken responsibility for the attack. This represents a huge escalation in the conflict in northern Ethiopia between Tigray rebels and the federal government. The incident marks the first time

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16 Mar 2020

Syrian war, rumbling into 10th year, still has global impact

Ten years after the Syrian war started, the conflict in Syria still has a global impact as Turkish and Syrian troops clash in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria. As the news is taken over by pandemic reports and news updates, it is important to remember the instability that persists

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