Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘catastrophic’

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘catastrophic’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ A doctor working in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta says the situation is “catastrophic” – and he believes the international community has abandoned the people living there. “We don’t have anything – no food, no medicine, no shelter,” Dr Bassam told the BBC. […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ The situation in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta is “beyond imagination”, the UN’s co-ordinator in Syria says, following days of bombing by Syria’s government. Panos Moumtzis told the BBC the bombardment near the capital Damascus, said to have killed at least 250 people, […]

Syria war: ‘250 killed’ in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Syria war: ‘250 killed’ in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ The death toll from two days of bombing by Syria’s government of a rebel-held area has risen to 250, reports say. It is the worst violence in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus since 2013, according to activists. More than 50 children are among the dead, […]

Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour

Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour

Image copyright Tulsa Police Department Image caption Stanley Vernon Majors, 61, also hit Mr Jabara’s mother with his car A man who was convicted of killing his neighbour after months of harassing his Arab-American family has been sentenced to life in prison for the hate crime. Stanley Majors was sentenced on Tuesday by a judge […]

Palestinian head Abbas calls for international peace summit

Palestinian head Abbas calls for international peace summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mahmoud Abbas said the situation for Palestinians was no longer bearable Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international peace conference to tackle the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In a rare address to the UN Security Council, he said the situation was “no longer bearable” for Palestinians. Israel’s ambassador however […]

Iran plane crash wreckage found on mountainside

Iran plane crash wreckage found on mountainside

Image copyright AFP Image caption The wreckage of the Aseman Airlines plane was found on a snowy mountainside Search teams in Iran have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed on Sunday. The Aseman Airlines flight came down in the Zagros mountains in the west of the country and all 66 people on […]

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

Media captionPro-government forces waved Syrian flags as they entered Afrin, in footage posted by the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah Syrian pro-government forces have entered the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, provoking an immediate response from Turkish forces besieging the area. The government was asked for military help by a Kurdish militia that has been trying to […]

Syria war: Fresh strikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta kill dozens

Syria war: Fresh strikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta kill dozens

Image copyright EPA Image caption Opposition activists said Douma was one of at least 10 Eastern Ghouta towns hit on Tuesday At least 50 civilians have reportedly been killed in fresh Syrian government attacks on the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus. First responders from the Syria Civil Defence said air and artillery strikes […]

Iran plane crash wreckage ‘found on mountain’

Iran plane crash wreckage ‘found on mountain’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Heavy snow and wind have made the search for the missing plane difficult Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say they have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed on Sunday. State TV aired footage, taken from a helicopter, purportedly showing wreckage on snowy mountainsides. The Aseman Airlines plane came […]

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

Media captionChildren were among those rescued after Monday’s air strikes in Eastern Ghouta Bombardments by Syrian government forces have killed scores of civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area outside Damascus, monitors say. If confirmed, it would make Monday one of the deadliest days for the district since it came under siege in 2013. The […]