Five-year-old Mariam receives treatment at a hospital in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh province. Agence France-Presse
In the year since I last visited Syria, Damascenes have lived without the metallic report of mortars fired by insurgents landing in the city and its suburbs, the whistle of responding artillery shells and thud of bombs dropped on Eastern Ghouta.
A friend recently remarked that the outpouring of grief and empathy from world leaders, peoples, and media over the destruction by fire of the roof of the 12th-13th century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has greatly exceeded the outcry over the destruction by war and Daesh of more or equally historically,
The 1991 and 2003 US wars on Iraq launched massive pillaging of the Eastern Arab World’s rich cultural heritage because that country could no longer effectively police its 10,000 archaeological sites, benefitting foreign and local looters.
Harini Ramos' golden-white locks, the sleek face and well-toned body can’t be missed.
Pakistanis took to social media to hail an army captain, who as part of the military intelligence wing spent three years as a beggar scouring dustbins in restive Balochistan province and was responsible for the "arrest" of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
A four-year-old Australian boy has bizarrely claimed to be the reincarnation of Britain's Princess Diana.