Humanitarian crises

This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows Civil Defense workers digging for survivors underneath a damaged building after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Syrian opposition activists said more than one dozen people killed in new airstrikes. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 8:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Russian officials say they have repatriated the body of a fighter pilot whose jet was shot down over a rebel-held area in northern Syria. Roman Filipov, the pilot of the Su-25 jet, died after he engaged in a gun battle...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows Civil Defense workers digging for survivors underneath a damaged building after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Syrian opposition activists said more than one dozen people killed in new airstrikes. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 8:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Kurdish-controlled Syrian enclave under attack from Turkey to protest the offensive, now in its third week. Rezan Hiddo, a local official, said hundreds of buses...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows two civilians fleeing from the scene of an attack after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Syrian opposition activists said more than one dozen people killed in new airstrikes. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 8:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of airstrikes on Tuesday, killing at least 25 civilians in a besieged area just outside of Syria's capital, Damascus, according to activists and a war monitoring group. The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes...
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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Ghouta Media Center, GMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows children receiving treatment at a hospital in Hazeh in eastern Ghouta, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 7:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A U.N.-mandated investigator says his team is probing reports that bombs allegedly containing weaponized chlorine have been used on two recent occasions in Syria. Paulo Pinheiro, chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a civil defense worker carrying a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the Eastern Ghouta suburb, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:48 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian government forces launched a new wave of strikes on Tuesday, killing at least 19 civilians in a besieged area just outside Syria's capital, Damascus, according to activists and a war monitoring group. The onslaught came a day after a rash of airstrikes battered...
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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Ghouta Media Center, GMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows children receiving treatment at a hospital in Hazeh in eastern Ghouta, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 6:22 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Turkey's ongoing offensive against the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin does not serve the interests of any country in the region. The president's website on Tuesday quotes Rouhani as...
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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Ghouta Media Center, GMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows children receiving treatment at a hospital in Hazeh in eastern Ghouta, the only remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus, Syria, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says waves of airstrikes hit at least five neighborhoods in the eastern Ghouta suburb. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 5:48 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say at least 16 people have been killed in new airstrikes on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, a day after Russian and Syrian government forces battered rebel areas across the country in...
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February 05, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have confirmed that two children have died from the flu this season in New York City. The city's health department says an 8-year-old girl from Queens died on Monday after being rushed to the hospital. The second death was described as a pediatric patient from New...
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In this Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, photo, Yemeni militiamen allied to the country's internationally recognized government prepare to climb a mountain in the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's conflict, which began as a civil war in 2014 and escalated into a regional proxy fight, drags on today. Winning the hardscrabble terrain takes time and costs dearly, only exacerbating the country's humanitarian crises and making a war that's seen over 10,000 people killed last that much longer. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 04, 2018 - 3:45 am
ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In the rocky highlands outside of Yemen's rebel-held capital, it quickly becomes clear how the Arab world's poorest country remains mired in a stalemated civil war. Soldiers and militiamen loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government describe having...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same. A State Department official says the U.S. is restricting all sales of defense equipment and services to all parties to South Sudan's conflict...
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