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October 10, 2017 12:33 AM Mixed Reaction Over Proposed Distribution Of Condoms

The alleged proposal to the Ministry of Education as a matter of policy to distribute condoms to students in the Junior and Senior High Schools as a way of controlling teenage pregnancy has received backlash from various quarters, including members of the Clergy. The alleged proposal said to have been made by the Member of Parliament for Kwabre East in the Ashanti 54

August 7, 2017 7:23 PM Hopeful about ‘de-escalation’ in Syria? Think again

Hopes raised by the setting up of “de-escalation zones” in Syria may well be dashed by developments on the ground in the last few days that bode very ill for civilians in various parts of the country. Firstly, the zones themselves are being tested. On Friday, the one north of Homs in western Syria saw fighting between opposition fighters and the regime 66

July 19, 2017 1:02 PM Palestinians set for Day of Rage over al-Aqsa control

Tensions grow in occupied East Jerusalem after Israel implements new security measures at al-Aqsa compound. Tensions continue to mount in occupied East Jerusalem as thousands of Palestinians are expected to take part in a Day of Rage to protest against new security measures introduced by Israel at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. The protests follow clashes 40

July 2, 2017 10:13 PM Bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

DAMASCUS – A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months. Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said security forces intercepted three car bombers on their way into the city early 58

June 27, 2017 1:38 PM Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

The US says Syria's government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will "pay a very heavy price" if one takes place. The White House said similar activities had been seen before the nerve agent Sarin was allegedly dropped on rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun in April. Dozens of people were killed, prompting President 35

June 26, 2017 5:33 AM Fighting intensifies in Syrian Golan Heights

Southern Quneitra province hit by deadly clashes between Assad's forces and opposition fighters amid Israeli strikes. Fighting between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters has intensified in the Quneitra province in the country's south, situated in the roughly 30 percent of the Golan Heights under Syrian control. More than a dozen people 32

June 20, 2017 8:01 AM A look at Syria’s conflict as mutual enemies close in on Daesh

Latest events are unfolding in Syria’s remote east, far from the main battles of the civil war Beirut: Daesh is in retreat across Syria and Iraq, and the contours of a new conflict among the array of parties battling it are already starting to appear. The US military shot down a Syrian government warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied 14

June 19, 2017 3:30 PM Trump and the battle for eastern Syria

The battle for Mosul may be entering its final phase. The battle for Raqqa is under way. But the battle for the future of eastern Syria is just beginning. This is where the parallel struggles - on the one hand the US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State (IS), and on the other the Assad regime and Iran against a variety of US-backed Kurdish and rebel 62

June 18, 2017 11:47 PM U.S. warplane downs Syrian army in Raqqa province

AMMAN/WASHINGTON A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed 32

June 17, 2017 4:47 AM Saudi-Qatar crisis puts Syrian rebels in tricky position

A diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia against Qatar has put Syrian rebels in a difficult position, analysts say, after rivalries between Gulf backers had already weakened the opposition. Both Sunni-ruled monarchies sided with the protesters in March 2011, when the war started with the brutal repression of anti-government demonstrations. They continued 28