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Air strike halts Libya flights as thousands flee clashes

Tripoli - Fighting raged around Tripoli and an air strike closed its only functioning airport Monday, as Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar defied international calls to halt his advance on the capital.

Libya clashes death toll rises to 32: UN-backed government

Tripoli - At least 32 people have been killed and around 50 wounded in fighting with strongman Khalifa Haftar's troops near Tripoli, the UN-backed government said.

A year of Gaza border protests - key facts

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of mass demonstrations for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, the territory's health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests.

Palestinian medic killed by Israeli fire in West Bank clash: ministry

Ramallah - A Palestinian volunteer medic was killed by Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Civilian deaths rise in Yemen despite port truce: aid group

Washington - Civilian casualties have risen in Yemen despite a three-month-old truce in a vital port as the devastating conflict intensifies elsewhere, an aid group said Monday.

Syria death toll tops 370,000 in 8 years of war: monitor

Beirut - Eight years of war in Syria have left more than 370,000 people dead including 112,000 civilians, a monitor said Friday.

Palestinian dies two weeks after shot in Gaza clashes: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in clashes on the Gaza border nearly two weeks ago has succumbed to his wounds, the enclave's health ministry said Tuesday.

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Brumadinho - The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday.

Toll from Israel's Syria strikes rises to 21: monitor

Beirut - The death toll from Israel's latest bombardment of military targets in Syria rose from 11 to 21, a war monitor said Tuesday, adding that most of those killed were Iranian.

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base

Ghazni - At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, contradicting an official toll in the latest high-casualty assault on beleaguered Afghan forces.

At least 65 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan intel base: sources

Ghazni - At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, security sources said Tuesday, raising the toll substantially from 12 announced previously.

Israeli bombardment in Syria kills 11: monitor

Beirut - Israeli strikes that hit several targets in Syria overnight to Monday killed at least 11 pro-regime fighters including two Syrians, a war monitor said.

Doctor and child killed in Sudan demos: protest organisers

Khartoum - A doctor and a child were killed in protests on Thursday in Sudan's capital Khartoum, a doctors' committee and relatives said.

Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 as body found in rubble

Paris - The death toll from a powerful gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found a woman's body in the rubble, investigators said Sunday.

Two die in French Alps while setting avalanche control charges

Grenoble - Two employees at a ski resort in the French Alps died on Sunday when the avalanche-control charges they were trying to set accidentally went off, mountain rescue experts said.

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.

Six dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Kors - Six people were killed Wednesday after debris apparently from a cargo train smashed into a passenger train in high winds on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, the rail operator and officials said.

Six dead in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - Six people were killed Wednesday and an unspecified number were injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, rail operator DSB said.

14 confirmed dead in Russia high-rise blast

Moscow - Fourteen people are confirmed dead from the New Year's Eve explosion at a high-rise in central Russia, local officials said Wednesday, as rescuers continued to pull bodies from the rubble.

2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000: monitor

Beirut - Syria's nearly eight-year-old conflict saw its lowest annual death toll in 2018 as the regime reasserted its authority over swathes of territory, a war monitor said on Monday.

Sudan opposition leader says 22 killed in bread protests

Omdurman - Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi on Saturday blamed "armed repression" for the death of 22 people in days of protests over the rising cost of bread, although officials gave a lower death toll.

US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

Apo - The US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead.The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the enclave's health ministry and a security source said.

Yemen troops advance deeper into rebel-held Hodeida

Hodeida - Yemeni pro-government forces backed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes advanced inside rebel-held Hodeida Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of civilians bracing for fighting in the streets of the Red Sea port city.

58 combatants killed in fighting for Yemen's Hodeida: medics

Aden - Dozens of combatants were killed as pro-government forces closed in on rebel forces in the heart of the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Thursday, hospital sources said.

Yemen rebel chief vows no surrender as govt forces push into port

Sanaa - Yemen's rebel chief vowed Wednesday he would never surrender to Saudi-backed pro-government forces, as international aid groups appealed for safe passage for civilians caught in the flashpoint port of Hodeida.

Yemen forces push towards Hodeida as death toll mounts

Aden - Yemeni pro-government forces said Wednesday they had advanced closer to the rebel-held port city of Hodeida after fierce battles that have killed nearly 200 fighters in the past week.

Russia says kills 88,000 Syria rebels

Moscow - Russia's defence minister said Saturday that almost 88,000 rebels had been killed in Syria in the three years since Moscow's intervention to back government forces.

Haiti quake toll rises to 17

Port-au-prince - The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
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