Syrian Government Accused of New Deadly Gas Attacks on Opposition

Opposition groups accuse the Bashar Assad regime of directing several deadly gas attacks at civilians this month. This comes despite a deal struck late last year to remove all chemical weapons from Syria Several alleged gas attacks on Syrian opposition groups this month have raised fears that forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad are continuing to use chemical weapons. […]

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Venezuelan Capital Hit By Fresh Wave of Riots

Anti-government demonstrators marked Easter Sunday by burning effigies of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas A fresh bout of violence broke out on Sunday in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the BBC reports. Demonstrators opposed to the government of President Nicolas Maduro were beaten back by police with water cannons and tear gas after launching petrol bombs in the district of […]

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Pope Francis Prays for Peace on Easter Sunday

In his Easter address, the pontiff called for an end to conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and encouraged Catholics to help “those crushed by life’s troubles” Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine during his Easter mass in Vatican City on Sunday. “We ask [God] to enlighten and inspire the initiatives that promote peace in Ukraine, so that all those […]

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Israel Police Disperse Riot at Jerusalem Holy Site

Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Rosenfeld said police then entered the site and […]

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Assad: Syrian War Is At ‘Turning Point’

The Syrian president claims government forces are winning against the rebels as they capture former rebel-held towns near the Lebanese border Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on Monday claimed the upper hand in what he described as a “turning point” in the country’s civil war, reports the BBC. Government forces loyal to Assad have been gradually reclaiming rebel-held towns near the […]

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