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Lack of health care in Syria's Aleppo is 'unfathomable': WHO official

The UN health agency is decrying an “unfathomable” situation for medical care in rebel-held parts of Syria’s largest city, pleading for a halt to the violence that has prevented aid and support from entering. 109 more words

World

Thailand confirms first Zika-linked birth defects in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK – Thai authorities have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly – abnormally small heads – were caused by the Zika virus, the first time the linkage has been made in Southeast Asia. 119 more words

World

More war or more peace?

Sep 29,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JONATHAN POWER

The last war in the Western hemisphere came to an end with the recent signing of the formal peace treaty between Colombia and the FARC rebels, a conflict that has raged on and off for 50 years. 777 more words

Asia

The human right that keeps on giving

Sep 29,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Kailash Satyarthi; Nobel Laureate, 2014

I once met a boy working on a cocoa farm whose only dream was someday to taste the rich brown chocolate he helped produce. 854 more words

Arab World

THOUGHTS AND COFFEE #1: A "David among Goliaths" or Eloquent Web-spinner?

A video (above) has spread overnight of an Indonesian representative to the United Nations General Assembly using their right of reply to a statement made by seven Pacific islands. 485 more words

Commentary

Besieged Aleppo Has Descended Into a 'Merciless Abyss,' U.N. Warns

(Beirut) — 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. 813 more words

Syrian Girl Speculates that the UN Aid Convoy that was Struck on the 19th, was the Work of Syrian Rebels

In this video, Syrian Girl explains why she thinks the rebels may have been responsible for the strike on the UN aid convoy.

Included in the video is John Kerry stating that there was “no evidence” of an Al-Queda Mortar launcher escorting the Aid convoy, while in the same breath claiming  “and by the way… 16 more words

France