Russia and the United States held fresh talks on Saturday on ways of cooperating to end the five-year conflict in Syria as intensive Syrian government air strikes killed at least 40 civilians in a town northeast of Damascus.
Violence in Iraq last year killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of 2006-07, the United Nations said in a statement.
The majority of the deaths - nearly 8,500 - occurred durin
Egypt's cabinet has approved a draft law giving the army the right to arrest civilians and assist the police in providing security, a cabinet source told Reuters on Monday after the death toll in five days of anti-government protests rose to
A truce between Egyptian riot police and protesters succeeded on Thursday in calming violence that has killed 39 people in five days, and the army said there would be no delay to a parliamentary vote scheduled for next week.
Arab governments have been urged to take the lead in helping to protect innocent civilians in Syria even as the UN warned of a 'full-blown civil war.'
A major rally was held in Bahrain on Friday to show solidarity with 'their S
Gangs of anti-government thugs are terrorising innocent civilians by hurling rocks at passing cars, said a top government official.
Incidents were reported on the Budaiya Highway, in Khamis and in Barbar, said National Unity Assembly high
A Syrian tank and navy assault on the port city of Latakia to crush demonstrations against President Bashar Al-Assad killed at least 21 civilians on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The Observatory said most of the cas
Libyan officials said some seven civilians were killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Tripoli in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Reporters were taken by Libyan government officials to a residential area in the Arada neighbourhood of Tr
Iraq has expressed anger with a US federal court ruling that threw out all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of gunning down Iraqi civilians in 2007.
The ruling was 'unjust and unacceptable' Iraqi go