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149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military

149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military

At least 149 people including civilians have been killed in 24 hours of clashes between government loyalists and rebels in Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida, medics and military sources said Monday.

At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken to hospitals outside the city.

Fears for civilians rise as clashes rattle Yemen port city

Fears for civilians rise as clashes rattle Yemen port city

Government troops and rebels clashed again Tuesday near a Yemeni port city crucial for humanitarian aid, where hundreds of thousands of civilians could be trapped as war closes in.

IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

The Islamic State group killed 12 US-backed fighters in a surprise attack Sunday from the militants' holdout in eastern Syria on the Iraqi border, a Britain-based monitor said.

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school: teacher

Gunmen abduct six children from Cameroon school: teacher

Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher there told AFP.

Jordan reopens main border post with Syria after 3 years

Jordan reopens main border post with Syria after 3 years

Jordan on Monday reopened its main border crossing with war-torn Syria, a key Middle East trade route, after a three year closure, an AFP photographer reported.

Libya seeks UN 'security' support

Libya seeks UN 'security' support

After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya's UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country's UN political mission to transform into a ‘security and stability’ support role.

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since they began four years ago, a monitor said on Sunday.

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said.

Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Idlib, saying Syrians there could not be left to the mercy of President Bashar al-Assad.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil will send troops to its border with Venezuela on Monday after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions.

US supplied bomb that killed Yemeni children: report

US supplied bomb that killed Yemeni children: report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen was sold by the United States under a State Department deal with Riyadh, CNN has reported.