Syrian gas attack toll hits 70 as reports emerge of fresh airstrikes

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to at least 70, the World Health Organisation says. Activists and rescue workers continue to find more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault amidst reported fresh airstrikes. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights five … Continue reading Syrian gas attack toll hits 70 as reports emerge of fresh airstrikes

Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

 One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the country’s six-year war. Western leaders including President Trump blamed the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad and called on its patrons, Russia and Iran, to … Continue reading Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

Child survivors of Nepal earthquake sold to rich British families

Vulnerable children, including child survivors of last year’s earthquake in Nepal, are being sold to British families as domestic slaves, an investigation by the Sun newspaper has claimed. The paper says boys and girls as young as 10 are being sold for £5,250 ($7,468) in India’s Punjab province, near the Nepalese border.  Last April, a devastating … Continue reading Child survivors of Nepal earthquake sold to rich British families

Syria death toll now exceeds 210,000: rights group

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/07/us-mideast-crisis-toll-idUSKBN0LB0DY20150207 (Reuters) - The death toll after nearly four years of civil war in Syria has risen to 210,060, nearly half of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Observatory, which is based in Britain and has a network of activists across Syria, … Continue reading Syria death toll now exceeds 210,000: rights group

Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more: UN

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Jan-31/285971-palestinians-in-syria-cut-off-from-aid-once-more-un.ashx BEIRUT: Tens of thousands of longtime Palestinian refugees in a camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital have been cut off from United Nations emergency aid for nearly two months by armed groups that are preventing access, a U.N. official said. Up to 18,000 people are living inside the devastated Yarmouk camp, which … Continue reading Palestinians in Syria cut off from aid once more: UN