Category Archives: War

03May/15

World marks WW2 end, 70 years on: 1943 – 1945

File footage of some of the key moments of World War Two between 1943 and 1945: the Allies liberate Rome from the Germans, the Italian campaign becomes a sideshow as the Normandy landings get underway, small Jewish militant groups fight against the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Paris is liberated following four years of Nazi occupation, allies firebomb the east German city of Dresden, leaders of Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union meet for the historic Yalta conference, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s remains are supposedly found in a shallow bomb crater, millions of Jews are systematically killed in concentration camps, one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific war takes place on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, Germany surrenders to the allies, the U.S. drops atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Japan surrenders.
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01May/15

U.N. defends investigation protocol over French military abuse allegations in CAR

U.N. defends its decision to hand evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. A spokesman said the U.N. does not interfere with individual states’ legal systems and hopes France will bring any guilty parties to justice.
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01May/15

Nigerian army rescues more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military says it has rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants and were being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up.
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06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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01Apr/15

Boko Haram uses children as human bombs, commits “horrific abuse” – UN

Boko Haram Islamist militants are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for “horrific abuse”, the United Nations human rights chief says.

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01Apr/15

Boko Haram did not disrupt Nigeria election – UN envoy

As Nigerians celebrate the victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the just concluded presidential election, the U.N. says the ongoing violent conflict in north-eastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency remains a challenge but did not disrupt the elections. In its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced about 1.5 million people.
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26Mar/15

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies have launched air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters who have tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden where the country’s president had taken refuge.
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23Mar/15

Nine UK medical students enter Syria to work in ISIS hospitals

(Next Media Online) – Concern is growing over the fate of nine UK medical students who are believed to have travelled to Syria, where they are said to be working in hospitals in territory controlled by the Islamic State.
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