BEIRUT/GENEVA, Feb 18: Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

CAIRO/BEIRUT, Nov 20: Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel a day earlier.

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander.

GENEVA, July 26: Airstrikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.

India’s aerial bombing of Pakistani territory – the first launched over the disputed ceasefire line in Kashmir since the 1971 war – represents a sharp escalation of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.