Myanmar military coordinated atrocities against Rohingya – U.S. report

A U.S. government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a planned, coordinated campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The State Department report, reviewed by Reuters ahead of its expected public release on Monday, could be used to justify further

Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters will shortly begin leave Manbij

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters will begin leaving northern Syria's Manbij region as of July 4, following a month of preparations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. He made the comments in an interview with private broadcaster CNN Turk. Cavusoglu said the roadmap for a solution in

Assad’s forces escalate their attacks in the southwest

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 12,500 civilians had fled the

Syrian army increases attacks near the border of Jordan & Golan Heights

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army stepped up shelling of opposition-held parts of the southwest as it mobilises for a campaign to regain the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, opposition sources said. Violence erupted at the frontline town of Kafr Shams, near the Syrian-held Golan Heights, and further

Military escalation in Syria’s Deraa region

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warplanes struck an opposition-held area in Syria's southwestern Deraa province on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, a military escalation in a territory where government forces have been mobilizing for an offensive. The raids targeted the area of al-Masika village in northeastern Deraa province. Rebel forces

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