The trial of an elite US Navy SEAL accused of shooting unarmed civilians and stabbing a teenage captive to death in Iraq began on Monday at a military court in California. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, 40,
One of two rockets fired hit a house and “lightly wounded” five in the town of Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province on Monday night, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.
At least 45 other people were wounded in the air raid that hit “a wholesale vegetable market in the town of Maaret al-Numan” in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Four detainees - three Filipinos and a South Korean - who were held captive by armed groups in Libya, have been released thanks to “intensive efforts” made by the UAE “in coordination and cooperation” with the Libyan National Army,
Regime and Russian fire has killed at least six civilians in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province, a war monitor said on Saturday, two weeks after Moscow declared a ceasefire in the extremist-dominated region.
An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Saturday
Syria’s Foreign Ministry says a “humanitarian corridor” has been opened so that civilians in a besieged, rebel-held area in the north of Hama province can leave.
An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family on Thursday, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory from a 48-hour surge in fighting to 32.
The roadside bombs were spaced within 10-20 metres of one another, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz. The wounded child is a 12-year-old girl, he said, and added that the police are searching the area where the bombs struck.
The attacks came against the backdrop of renewed UN calls for an end to violence and as Washington’s special peace envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, embarked on another round of talks with the Taliban to press them to start negotiating with the newly reconciled Afghan political leadership in Kabul.