Syria’s hospitals face systematic attacks: report
09 March 2021 | 12:25 pm
Over the past decade, hospitals across Syria have been attacked more than 400 times. Data obtained by DW suggests the attacks formed part of a larger strategy to cripple access to medical facilities in rebel-held areas.
July 19, 2023
The power struggle between Moscow, Damascus and Ankara continues, while the civilian population pays the price.
The US military said Russian jets flew dangerously close to American jets over northwest Syria for a second time on Thursday after a similar incident Wednesday. The Central Command has released videos of both incidents.
The situation arose when Russia vetoed a nine-month extension and failed to gain support for an alternative six-month plan. The UN-brokered lifeline expired Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been discharged from the hospital after being admitted for dehydration. Doctors said he was in good health.
Although Baghdad maintained diplomatic ties with Syria during the civil war, no Iraqi prime minister has visited Damascus for over a decade.
Humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 18 of its workers were attacked while traveling to a hospital in Khartoum. MSF is one of the last aid groups active in Sudan after fighting broke out in April.
Syrian state media reported four soldiers were killed in a missile strike outside Damascus. A Syrian war monitor said the strikes targeted weapons stores and Iran-backed militias.
Aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria stopped in late July after a UN Security Council mandate was not extended. Damascus had demanded the UN not deal with "terrorist organizations."
In the span of one month, there were over 1,000 attempts to access pornographic websites on archdiocese computers, according to a report. The staff also included a high-ranking priest.
After Human Rights Watch reported the killing of hundreds of Ethiopians at the Saudi-Yemeni border, the Ethiopian government decided to launch a joint investigation with Saudi Arabia.
The EU is set to launch a new mission in West Africa in the fall, a German newspaper has reported. The combined military-civilian operation will aim to prevent instability triggered by jihadi groups.
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