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South Sudan civil war: Death toll rising but nobody is counting

Mar 11, 2016

South Sudan civil war: Death toll rising but nobody is counting

Aid workers and officials who did not want to speak on the record said the true figure might be as high as 300,000 -- a figure comparable to the number killed in Syria during five years of fighting. #NewsTracker #Civil War #UN #Human Rights Watch #South Sudan #post-traumatic stress disorder #South Sudan civil war #International Crisis Group (ICG)
Civil war escalates: Indian Catholic nun among 16 killed by gunmen in Yemen retirement home

Mar 05, 2016

Civil war escalates: Indian Catholic nun among 16 killed by gunmen in Yemen retirement home

Gunmen in southern Yemen on Friday stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa, killing 16 people, including four Catholic nuns, officials and witnesses said. #NewsTracker #Civil War #Yemen #Sana'a #Missionaries of Charity #Mother Teresa #Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi #Abdallah Al-Mouallimi
Japanese journalist reportedly held by an armed group in Syria

Dec 24, 2015

Japanese journalist reportedly held by an armed group in Syria

A Japanese freelance journalist is reportedly being held by an armed group in Syria, a media report said Jumpei Yasuda entered Syria from Turkey in June to cover the country's civil war. He was accompanied by a guide, public broadcaster NHK reported. #Syria #NewsTracker #Civil War #Turkey #japanese journalist
Iranian president raps Trump's proposed Muslim ban as pretext - state TV | Reuters

Dec 09, 2015

Iranian president raps Trump's proposed Muslim ban as pretext - state TV | Reuters

ANKARA The president of Shi'ite Muslim Iran criticised U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Wednesday for urging a ban on Muslims entering the United States "on the pretext of countering terrorism", suggesting the call was hypocritical. #Civil War #Security #Muslims #democratic #asian
Yemen's Aden governor killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State | Reuters

Dec 06, 2015

Yemen's Aden governor killed in car bombing claimed by Islamic State | Reuters

ADEN The governor of Aden was killed in a car bomb attack on Sunday claimed by Islamic State in Yemen's southern port city, where President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has returned to oversee a war against Iran-allied Houthis. A local official and residents said at least six members of General Jaafar Mohammed Saad's entourage also died in the attack, which targeted the governor as he was headed to work. Several other people were wounded. #Governor #Army #Civil War #Yemen #President #editing #islamic-state
More than 4 million have fled Syrian civil war: UN

Jul 09, 2015

More than 4 million have fled Syrian civil war: UN

More than four million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees in the surrounding region -- a million of them in the past 10 months alone, the United Nations said on Thursday. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Civil War #UN #Turkey #refugees #War #Syrian civil war
Over 1000 child soldiers recruited in South Sudan, reports military

Jun 25, 2015

Over 1000 child soldiers recruited in South Sudan, reports military

Warring forces in South Sudan have abducted as many as a thousand more child solders in the latest abuses in the 18-month long civil war, military monitors said Thursday. #World #NewsTracker #Civil War #South Sudan #child soldiers
Sri Lankan Tamils openly mark sixth anniversary of civil war's end

May 18, 2015

Sri Lankan Tamils openly mark sixth anniversary of civil war's end

Sri Lankan Tamils openly commemorated their war dead for the first time on Monday, the sixth anniversary of the end of the island's decades-long civil conflict. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Tamil #Civil War #celebrations #civilians #six year anniversary