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New UNESCO report finds some $2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries

It will cost $2.3 billion to send to school the 34 million children and adolescents of conflict–affected countries who are currently not attending educational institutions, which is 10 times the


Iran-Iraq war: “Chemical weapons suppliers of Sardasht attack must be tried”

Iran has called on the international community to prosecute those responsible for supplying former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons which were used during the chemical bombardment of Iran’s

Asia and Oceania

Over 470 injured in Taiwan water park fire

More than 470 people are now reported injured after a fire broke out during a party at a water park in Taiwan. This video captures the moment an unknown flammable


Somalia: UN condemns Al Shabaab attack against African Union mission base

United Nations officials have condemned the attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab militants against an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base. In a statement issued this afternoon by the UN


France: man decapitated, several wounded in chemical plant attack

At least one person has been found decapitated, two people have been injured and 40 have been evacuated after what has been described as an attack at a “strategic” factory

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ISIL Takfiris kill 120 Kobani civilians in single day: Report

ISIL Takfiris have reportedly killed at least 120 civilians since re-entering the Syrian border town of Kobani on Thursday. “According to medical sources and Kobani residents, 120 civilians were executed


Coastguards rescue 3,700 Mediterranean migrants in two days

More than 3,700 migrants were rescued on Monday and Tuesday in the Mediterranean as part of the EU’s coastguard operation. On Monday 2,741 were plucked to safety from 18 overcrowded

Middle East

Syria : 11 killed, dozens injured in bombings in Damascus

At least 11 Syrian people have been killed and dozens of others injured in bomb attacks in the Syrian provinces of Damascus and Hasakah. According to reports, a bomb planted

Asia and Oceania

Anger at Karachi power cuts as hundreds die in Pakistan heatwave

Morgues have been filling up and hospitals struggling to cope in southern Pakistan which has been struck by an intense heatwave. The authorities said on Tuesday that more than 400

Middle East

Turkish sculptor faces jail for ‘insulting’ Erdogan

A prominent Turkish sculptor risks over four years in prison on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after being locked in a dispute with the Turkish strongman over one