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General accused of war crimes appointed Sri Lanka army chief

The appointment of Shavendra Silva as army chief prompts international criticism for war crimes committed during Sri Lanka's civil war against the Tamils.

Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, favour Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya could likely make a comeback into Sri Lankan politics as Sinhalese Buddhist-majority Sri Lankans want his tough ruling back again.

Syria death toll tops 370,000 in 8 years of war

The devastating conflict has displaced or sent into exile around 13 million Syrians, causing billions of dollars-worth of destruction.

Sri Lanka’s biggest mass grave unrelated to civil war, court hears

The remains of over 300 men, women and children were found last year at a site where ethnic Tamil guerrillas fought security forces during a 37-year ethnic war that ended in May 2009.

In wartime Yemen, children find solace in music

Smiling and tapping on their desks, a class of bright-eyed students sing, in English, "My face, my face, this is my nose".

Lebanese Christian civil war foes shake hands, make up after 40...

Geagea, leader of the Lebanese Forces (LF) political party, and Frangieh, head of the Marada party, have been foes since the early days of the 1975-1990 civil war.

Yemen: Silence is not an option for Malaysia

All the great speeches Malaysia has made in international fora about a principled foreign policy will mean nothing if we don’t act now.

Russian aid helps war-torn Syrian families survive

The UN says some 6.5 million people in the country are unable to meet their food needs seven years into Syria's civil war.

Israel ‘not ruling out’ eventual ties with Syria’s Assad

Israel's remarks could foreshadow a more open approach to Assad ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Syria talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.

South Sudan govt ‘had enough’ of rebel leader: spokesman

Hopes of a breakthrough towards ending South Sudan's civil war had been raised this week by Ethiopia's brokering of the first face-to-face meeting between Machar and President Salva Kiir on Wednesday.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar arrives in Ethiopia for talks to...

Kiir and Machar are due to meet later on Wednesday. It will be the first between the two since a peace deal between the government and Machar's rebel group fell apart in August 2016.

A Syrian dancer’s journey from hell to the Paris stage

Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.

Trump warns Russia may pay for alleged Syria gas attack

Trump had met with his cabinet and vowed to make "major decisions" within the next 24 to 48 hours, amid mounting speculation about a US military response.

Republican senator Graham warns against Syria troop withdrawal

Senator Lindsey Graham disagrees with US President Donald Trump's plan to pull US troops out of Syria.

‘Deal reached’ for Syria rebels to quit last Ghouta holdout

The deal brokered by Russia will have Jaysh al-Islam fighters leaving Douma for northern Syria.

Sierra Leone heads to polls after bitter campaign

Sierra Leone is a country where political loyalties are often divided along ethnic lines and traumatic memories of civil war run deep.

10 UAE-backed troops killed in Yemen Islamist attack

The Yemeni soldiers were killed by Islamist extremists in Mukalla.

Half a million students drop out in Yemen war, Unicef says

Two million Yemeni children now lack access to education.

Turkey to target new town in Syria operation, Erdoğan says

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the Turkish military would next move into Tell Rifaat.

Senate rejects bid to end US support for Saudi campaign in...

The Senate voted 55-44 to dismiss the resolution.

Turkey vows to expand operation against Syrian Kurds

After the Turkish army and its allies seized the city of Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the same would be done in the cities and towns of Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tell Abyad, Ras al-Ayn, and Qamishli.

Iran, Russia, and Turkey hold Syria talks in Astana

Foreign ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu of Turkey met in Astana to discuss the situation in Syria.

Sierra Leone: a country cut down by war and Ebola

Sierra Leone is a country that has suffered through many tragedies, crises, and tribulations, including a civil war, an outbreak of Ebola, and endemic poverty and corruption.

Street artist in Yemen remembers casualties of war

Haifa Subay's murals are intended to preserve the memories of those who have suffered greatly or died in Yemen's civil war.