Tuesday 14 August 2018

Over 60,000 dead in Syria conflict

  At least 60,000 people have died in Syria's conflict, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Wednesday, citing an "exhaustive" UN-commissioned study.   Over five months of


Iraq toll still high a year after US combat halt

At least 2,400 civilians, police and soldiers, along with 35 US military personnel, have been killed in violence in Iraq since Washington formally ended combat operations a year ago, US and Iraqi statistics show. As US troops prepare to le


Libya rebels take casualties in fight for Brega

Rebels on the eastern front of Libya's civil war lost 11 men in the past 24 hours fighting to capture the strategic oil terminal and refinery at Brega on the Mediterranean coast, hospital sources said. Sources at a hospital in Ajdabiyah t


Safety steps cut ME road casualties by half

Traffic safety measures introduced in the Middle East over the last four years have reduced accident and casualty rates by between 30 to 50 per cent, a report said. New research by global professional services company Towers Watson showed

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