16 Aug 2021

At least 20 people killed when fuel tank explodes in Lebanon

At least 20 people have died due to a fuel tank explosion in northern Lebanon, according to reports from the Lebanese Red Cross. The incident occurred in the Akkar region and injured an additional 79 individuals. Lebanon is currently facing a severe fuel shortage that has resulted in extended blackouts

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06 Aug 2021

Militia finds 40 bodies in Myanmar jungle after army crackdown, says UN envoy

A member of a Myanmar militia fighting the army in the central part of the country reported that the militia has uncovered at least 40 bodies in jungle areas over the past few weeks, some of which show signs of torture. Since the military staged a coup on the elected

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04 Aug 2021

Taliban Commander Who Led Attack on Afghan City Was Released From Prison Last Year, Officials Say

According to Afghan and Western officials, the Taliban commander currently overseeing an assault on the city of Lashkargah, located in southern Afghanistan, is one of 5,000 former prisoners that were released by the Afghan government last year due to pressure from the United States. The commander in question, Mawlavi Talib,

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04 Aug 2021

Three people killed and eight seriously injured in Czech train crash

Three people have died and eight others seriously injured in a train crash in the Czech Republic. The train was traveling from Munich to Prague at the time of the accident, which consisted of the express train running through a stop signal and colliding with a local commuter train. Several

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03 Aug 2021

Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO says

The Delta variant has caused Covid-19 related deaths in Africa to spike by 80% in just one month, according to reports released by the World Health Organization. Africa is currently experiencing its worst death rates throughout the course of the pandemic, with unprecedented rises in fatalities. Africa reported its highest

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04 Feb 2020

Turkey suffers first deaths in direct combat with Syria since start of war

On Sunday, five Turkish soldiers and one civilian personnel were killed by Syrian forces in the country, producing the first fatalities as a result of direct confrontation between Turkey and Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. After facing heavy artillery fire coming from the Syrian

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06 Dec 2019

12 children killed in ‘bloodiest of days’ in northwest Syria

Three separate attacks on busy marketplaces in Syria resulted in a death toll of 19 people, 12 of whom were children. In Idlib, airstrikes killed 9 people in the Maarat al-Numan marketplace, according to a volunteer rescue group named the White Helmets. At least four of the dead were children

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06 Dec 2019

Fears rise as at least 13 stabbed in Baghdad square

At least 13 people were stabbed in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on Thursday amid protests in Iraq over the political state of the government. The Iraqi Parliament was scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss laws governing compensation to include victims of security operations and vote on changes to the

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