How the resilience of Syrian women and girls is inspiring a hard-fought battle for gender equality

The war in Syria has entered its ninth year. What began as a response to peaceful protest in 2011, quickly erupted into a ferocious conflict that has led to the deaths of more than half a million people, driven an exodus of more than 6.5 million refuge…

The war in Syria has entered its ninth year. What began as a response to peaceful protest in 2011, quickly erupted into a ferocious conflict that has led to the deaths of more than half a million people, driven an exodus of more than 6.5 million refugees, almost half of whom are children, and displaced millions more. In 2018 alone, 1,106 children were killed in the fighting - the highest ever number of children killed in a single year since the start of the war.

Israel airstrikes blast Gaza after rocket attacks target Tel Aviv

Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes hitting 100 locations after militants in the territory fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv, the first time the coastal city has been targeted since the war in 2014.

Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes hitting 100 locations after militants in the territory fired two rockets towards Tel Aviv, the first time the coastal city has been targeted since the war in 2014.

Assault to resume on Islamic State’s last Syria enclave ‘if no more civilians exit by Saturday afternoon’

U.S-backed fighters will resume their assault on Islamic State’s last, small patch of ground in eastern Syria if no more civilians come out by Saturday afternoon, one of their spokesmen said on Friday.

U.S-backed fighters will resume their assault on Islamic State's last, small patch of ground in eastern Syria if no more civilians come out by Saturday afternoon, one of their spokesmen said on Friday.

Turkey faces showdown with US over Russia missile deal

Turkey is running out of time to avert a showdown with the United States over its plans to buy Russian air defences and spurn a counter-offer from its Nato partner, raising the chance of US sanctions against it.

Turkey is running out of time to avert a showdown with the United States over its plans to buy Russian air defences and spurn a counter-offer from its Nato partner, raising the chance of US sanctions against it.

Children ‘being tortured in Iraq’ for confessions of Islamic State affiliation – report

Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said.

Iraq and the Kurdish regional government have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged affiliation with the Islamic State group, often using torture to coerce confessions, Human Rights Watch said.

Last pocket of Isil militants dig in as bombs rain down

Columns of black smoke billowed from the last small piece of territory held by Isil militants yesterday as US-backed fighters pounded the area with artillery fire and airstrikes.

Columns of black smoke billowed from the last small piece of territory held by Isil militants yesterday as US-backed fighters pounded the area with artillery fire and airstrikes.