Syria liberates Deir el-Zour city from IS militants

Syria liberates Deir el-Zour city from IS militants

The Syrian army announced on Friday it liberated the long-contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group—a largely symbolic victory in the military’s bigger fight to capture the last remaining IS strongholds in the oil-rich province along the border with Iraq.

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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

NEW DELHI – Environmental pollution – from filthy air to contaminated water – is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world, more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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3,000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017—human rights monitor

Syria’s war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year.

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Lorenzana: Spiritual, moral recovery key in Marawi City restoration

Lorenzana: Spiritual, moral recovery key in Marawi City restoration

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called for a kind of assessment that would go beyond the physical needs of affected residents in the war-torn Marawi City, as the government embarks on preparations to rehabilitate the conflict-stricken area in Mindanao. At a gala dinner at Manila Hotel on Thursday, Lorenzana noted that spiritual and moral recovery […]

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