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quarta-feira, 8 de março de 2017

AL JAZEERA NEWS-SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria


US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria

Several hundred Marines deployed to prepare for fight to push ISIL out of its Raqqa headquarters.
BATTLE FOR MOSUL

Battle for Mosul: ISIL's human shields

Civilians fleeing Mosul spoke of hiding in basements and surviving on rotten bread for days as fighting raged.

US deploys heavily armed Marines to Syria

Several hundred Marines deployed to prepare for fight to push ISIL out of its Raqqa headquarters.
MIDDLE EAST

Israel on alert as Iran expands operations in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin. The conflict in Syria is likely to top the agenda.
MIDDLE EAST

Medical care under attack in Syria

The healthcare system in Syria is collapsing due to the ongoing fighting. Dozens of medical facilities have been destroyed in air strikes and many doctors and nurses have been killed or left the country.
MIDDLE EAST

Suicide bombers kill dozens at wedding in Iraq

Suicide bomb explosions target wedding ceremony in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, officials say.
MIDDLE EAST

UN cuts financial help to Syrian workers in Lebanon

Syrian refugees with the legal right to work in Lebanon will soon lose financial aid from the United Nations. It's part of an agreement between the Lebanese government and the UNHCR, but some aid groups have warned it could encourage joblessness.
MIDDLE EAST

Muting mosque bill gets initial thumbs up in Israel

Racism accusations as legislation to muffle calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem wins first backing.
MIDDLE EAST

Israel accused of failing to compensate Palestinians

A human rights group says Israel is doing everything it can to avoid paying compensation in cases where its soldiers have killed, injured or disabled Palestinian civilians.
DARFUR

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir pardons 259 rebels

Move comes after insurgents released 125 soldiers who fought in Darfur conflict that killed 300,000 people since 2003.
MIDDLE EAST

Searching for a light: Syrian children struggle with trauma

As the war in Syria pushes into its seventh year, Syrian children are grappling with a growing mental health crisis as poor funding leaves trauma-related issues often unaddressed.

Sexy veils, running shoes and missing feminisms

This Women's Day, Muslim women must rally against marketing strategies that present buying things as empowerment.
SPORT

Hitting the slopes at Lebanon's oldest ski resort

The Mzaar ski resort at Kfardebien caters mostly to the local population, but also draws curious international tourists.

Turkey-Russia-US meeting addresses 'risk of conflict'

Top generals discuss developments in Syria and Iraq amid rising tensions in northern Syria over US-backed Kurdish force.

Iraq claims gains in battle for Mosul's Old City

Troops said to be in control of main government offices and museum in assault on ISIL's last remaining urban stronghold.
MIDDLE EAST

Lebanon looks to develop oil industry

Huge reserves of hydrocarbons lie untapped beneath Lebanese waters because of years of war and political problems.
MIDDLE EAST

The disputed gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean

The eastern Mediterranean sea has several large natural gas deposits. The fields could be worth billions of dollars.
MIDDLE EAST

Syrian children undergo staggering levels of trauma and distress

This month will mark the sixth year anniversary of the war in Syria. For so many children, war has consumed their childhood. According to a newly released Safe the Children report, it has also created a mental-health crisis.
MIDDLE EAST

Iraqi forces advance on government complex in battle for Mosul

The Iraqi army and its allies have been fighting their way through a government complex in western Mosul, facing fierce resistance from ISIL. The army's advance is a significant blow to ISIL, which once controlled up to a third of Iraq.
MIDDLE EAST

Civilians caught in Mosul crossfire as Iraqi forces advance

Iraqi forces have re-taken several government buildings as they move towards Mosul's old city centre. Civilians caught in the middle of the conflict are receiving treatment at a hospital run by an NGO in Erbil.
MIDDLE EAST

Israel passes law to ban boycotters

Israel's parliament has passed a law allowing the government to bar entry to people who have called for an economic or cultural boycott of the country.
MUSLIM BAN

Trump signs new Muslim travel ban excluding Iraq

US president signs order after courts blocked previous directive, with latest list of banned countries narrowed to six.
INSIDE STORY

What's behind Turkey-Germany row?

Dispute erupts after Germany blocks planned rallies that aimed to drum up support for controversial Turkey referendum.
MIDDLE EAST

Palestinians protest against 'extra-judicial killing'

Politician condemns Basil al-Araj's 'assassination', a day after Israeli shooting which also injured two Palestinians.
BATTLE FOR MOSUL

Battle for Mosul: Who controls what

Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, is now the scene of a battle for control between Iraqi, Kurdish, and ISIL forces.
MIDDLE EAST

Syrian group 'cuts main road' out of ISIL-held Raqqa

Major advance claimed in push to seize ISIL's de-facto capital along with the destruction of Euphrates River bridges.

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