Category: civilian

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Syria struggle: UN expects Japanese Ghouta civilian evacuations

The United Nations is expecting civilian evacuations out of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, as the Syrian government military continues its fierce offensive on the enclave. “This day, we are expecting evacuation of civilians, including people with medical conditions,” Ali al-Zatari, the UN’s top aid official in Syria, told Reuters news agency at al-Wafideen crossing, without…

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UAE: Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian flight

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Bahrain, state news agency WAM reported. WAM quoted he UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as saying on Monday that “it had received a complaint from one of the UAE’s national carriers that one of…

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Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths

A UN report on human rights abuses related to foreign intervention in Yemen details the extensive civilian casualties inflicted by the Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes.  The United Nations panel examined 10 air strikes in 2017 that killed 157 people, and found that the targets included a migrant boat, a night market, five residential buildings, a…