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Syria war: UN plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Eastern Ghouta crisis

Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a “hell on earth”. “I believe Eastern Ghouta cannot wait,” Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. The council is being […]

Syria war: UN plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Eastern Ghouta crisis

Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a “hell on earth”. “I believe Eastern Ghouta cannot wait,” Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. The council is being […]

Netanyahu aide ‘agrees to turn state’s witness’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Schlomo Filber (L) reportedly alleges the PM pressed him to help the Bezeq telecoms giant A close aide to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against him in one of several corruption cases, Israeli media report. Schlomo Filber is said to have turned state’s witness in what […]

Israel foiled ‘plane terror plot’ in Australia

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu says his country helped stop “an unimaginable slaughter” Israel helped avert an alleged terror plot in Australia to bring down a plane last year, both nations have confirmed. Last July, Australian police charged two brothers over an alleged plan to blow up an Etihad Airways flight […]

Syria war: UN plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Eastern Ghouta crisis

Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a “hell on earth”. “I believe Eastern Ghouta cannot wait,” Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. The Eastern Ghouta has […]

Netanyahu aide ‘agrees to turn state’s witness’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Schlomo Filber (L) reportedly alleges the PM pressed him to help the Bezeq telecoms giant A close aide to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against him in one of several corruption cases, Israeli media report. Schlomo Filber is said to have turned state’s witness in what […]

Syria war: UN plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Eastern Ghouta crisis

Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a “hell on earth”. “My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all war activities,” Antonio Guterres told the […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘catastrophic’

Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble A doctor working in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta says the situation is “catastrophic” – and he believes the international community has abandoned the people living there. “We don’t have anything – no food, no medicine, no shelter,” Dr Bassam told the […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ The situation in the besieged rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta in Syria is “beyond imagination”, the UN says. Regional humanitarian co-ordinator Panos Moumtzis was speaking to the BBC after three days of bombing in the area reportedly killed at least 250 people. The Syrian military […]

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’

Media captionEastern Ghouta resident: ‘Missiles are dropping like rain’ The situation in the Syrian rebel enclave of the Eastern Ghouta is “beyond imagination”, the UN’s co-ordinator in Syria says, following days of bombing by Syria’s government. Panos Moumtzis told the BBC the bombardment near the capital Damascus, said to have killed at least 250 people, […]