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Saudi airstrike in Yemen kills 29 children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/10/18, 10:57 am

At least 50 people died in an airstrike Thursday by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition in the rebel-controlled region of Yemen, according to local media. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that the strike hit a civilian bus in the northern Saada governorate and at least 29 children were among the dead. Approximately 77 people were injured, reported Yemen’s rebel Al Masirah television. Coalition spokesman Col.

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Syria intensifies bombing of rebel-held areas

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/18/18, 01:42 pm

The Syrian government is bombarding the town of Nawa, determined to retake the largest opposition holdout in the country’s southwest. At least a dozen people died and more than 100 were wounded in the densely populated town. The government launched at least 350 missiles on Nawa and surrounding areas after talks to cede the town failed Tuesday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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NATO denies strategy shift in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/17/18, 11:32 am

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected claims that the United States was open to negotiating with the Taliban to end the country’s 17-year war. The Taliban has repeatedly rejected direct talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, asking instead to talk with U.S. negotiators. “The United States is not a substitute for the Afghan people or the Afghan government,” mission commander Gen. John Nicholson said in a statement.

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