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  • Amnesty: Hundreds trapped in Libya's Benghazi amid fighting

    An international rights group expressed alarm Friday over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. Amnesty International said that nearly 130 families and hundreds of foreigners in the southwestern Benghazi neighborhood...

  • UN impotent before Syria war crimes

    Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes." U.N. humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told...

  • Israelis pay respects to Peres, Clinton arrives in Israel

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career....

  • UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo

    Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria's largest city. The U.N.'s humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council that the conditions...

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