Middle East

Hunger striking Palestinian leader's 'health declining'

Palestinian leader refuses medical treatment after joining hunger strike with 1,100 other prisoners in Israel, NGO says.


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Syria's Civil War

Syria gas attack: 'people scared to be the next victim'

Survivors and aid workers share their stories of horror and shock after suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Middle East

US sanctions Syrian officials over sarin gas attack

Sanctions imposed on 271 Syrian officials in response to sarin gas attack, blamed by US on Assad's government.

Asia Pacific

China urges restraint amid Korea tensions

Appeal comes during Xi phone call to Trump following rising speculation N Korea may hold a sixth nuclear test this week.


WHO: Malaria vaccine to be 'real life' tested in Africa

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to start large scale trial of RTS,S injectable vaccine in 2018.


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Middle East

Al-Qaeda leader calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Online audio message by Zawahiri calls on opposition to prepare for 'long war against Crusaders and their Shia allies'.

Human Rights

Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Israeli authorities look to quell mass hunger strike through solitary confinement and punitive measures.

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