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700,000 Syrians displaced by fighting in 2018: UN

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Some 700,000 people have been displaced in fighting across Syria in the first months of 2018, a regional United Nations official has announced. Panos Moumtzis, the UN’s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria’s crisis, said in a statement on Tuesday that fighting across Syria was forcing more ...

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Palestine: Protesters demand justice for death of journalist

(News Desk) – Palestinian protesters staged a demonstration on Monday demanding justice for their colleague Yaser Murtaja who died after being hit by Israeli gunfire, along Gaza’s eastern border near Khan Younis. The protesters stood with their mouths sealed, holding photos of Murtaja, who was killed while covering the March ...

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Ghouta: Syria makes more gains against militants in Douma

  (News Desk) – The Syrian army is making advances against militants in the town of Douma, their last stronghold in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. State media reported on Saturday that the soldiers pushed deeper into Douma from western and southern fronts during their ground offensive. Syrian forces ...

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US blocks UN statement demanding probe into Gaza bloodshed

Muslim Times (Web Desk) – For the second consecutive week, the US has blocked a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) statement calling for an investigation into Israel’s recent killing of the Gazans and supporting the Palestinians’ right to demonstrate peacefully. Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour said on Friday ...

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Syrian forces push deeper into Douma

(News Desk) – Syrian government forces have advanced deeper into Douma, the last stronghold of militants in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, state TV says. State TV footage showed clouds of dark smoke rising from Douma as Syrian forces pushed into the town on Friday. The ...

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