The United Nations currently has fifteen peacekeeping missions around the world, ranging from providing disaster relief in Haiti to alleviating a civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since it was founded in 1945, the UN has completed 55 other peacekeeping missions. Show More Summary
Israel acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that it is providing humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war inside neighboring Syria, saying it has funneled food and other emergency supplies to embattled villages just across the frontier. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon made the announcement during a visit to the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan [...]
The Syrian civil war has spilled out onto Israel’s doorstep again, in two separate incidents, in the Golan Heights. A mortar shell hit the town of Majdal Shams and an IDF unit reportedly came under fire in the southern Golan Heights. No injuries or damage reported.
Simultaneous raids in Sydney suburbs on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two men accused of sending six Australian nationals to join Syria’s rebels. The recruits were to fight alongside al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra. Show More Summary
Dragged into Syria's civil war, sectarian splits in Lebanon's second largest city led to months of deadly clashes.
At this sprawling desert camp in Jordan, home to thousands of children who fled Syria’s civil war, a few found a moment to smile Sunday watching a troop of clowns. Five European comedians working for Mabsutins, a private circus and clown group in Spain affiliated with the U.S.-based group Clowns Without Borders, performed for some [...]
Is there any chance that the U.S., Russia and China could join forces to guarantee the security of both Iran and Israel, thus defusing not only the Iran nuclear crisis, but the Syria civil war, the Israel-Palestinian peace process, and any number of other confounding problems? For Russia’s Izvestia, columnist Kiril Benediktov writes that if [...]
Stuff from the inter-tubes… Fantastic long discussion of oral history and the nuclear aspects of the Yom Kippur War. More on this one in a bit. This just makes me want to throw up. Civil War logistics. Indeed, Charles Krauthammer is not widely respected by those on the left. A roundup of links on the [...]
A fossil leaf collected on a Virginia canal bank is one of North America's oldest flowering plants, a 120-million-year-old species new to science. The find raises questions about whether pollen evolved along with flowering plants or came later. Show More Summary
The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. "The number is likely much higher...Show More Summary
(TRIPOLI, Lebanon) — The government authorized the army Monday to take charge of security in Lebanon’s second-largest city of Tripoli for six months following deadly sectarian clashes by rival sides stemming from the civil war in neighboring Syria. Show More Summary
If you look at the MTA Subway map, in the top right hand corner is a legend explaining what the different symbols on the map mean. But hidden underneath this legend is the location of an abandoned Civil War fort, now an obscure underfunded city park - Fort Totten. Show More Summary
Pro and anti-Assad demonstrators have been clashing in Tripoli. At least 10 people have died. The Lebanese Army has now deployed troops to the northern city to stop the violence between the Syrians.
The least anticipated Civil War in years happens on a Black Friday. Well, the Ducks really outdid themselves last week. Seemingly in the driver's seat for the conference title and a second consecutive Rose Bowl berth, Oregon went down to Arizona and was completely demolished by a mediocre team that had just lost to Washington State the previous week. Show More Summary
Baghdad Marching Steadily Towards Civil War, One Execution-Style Murder at a Time Extrajudicial, mob-style killings appear to be increasing in frequency in Bagdad. Thursday's murder and body-dumping on a farm of 18 Sunnis (includingShow More Summary
Four people have been killed in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli in exchanges of gunfire between neighborhoods backing rival sides in Syria’s civil war, security and medical sources have said. The victims in Saturday’s clashes were from the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbaneh district, whose residents overwhelmingly support the Sunni Muslim rebels battling Syrian President Bashar [...]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
The Ducks rallied late to edge past in-state rival Oregon State in the regular-season finale and annual Civil War matchup. The Ducks' 10th win of the year won't get Oregon to any championship games this season, but it keeps the Ducks...Show More Summary
There's no questioning Oregon senior wide receiver Josh Huff's focus after his nine-catch, 186-yard, three-touchdown performance in the Ducks' 36-35 "Civil War" win over Oregon State. With his third score—a leaping grab for the game-winner—Huff...Show More Summary
Children make up over half of all refugees who have fled the war-torn country, and most of them are younger than 12. The post UN Report: Syrian Civil War Has Displaced 1.1 Million Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.