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Iraq Army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid: Doctor, tribal head

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:36

An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources said.

Four civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 20:29

Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances elsewhere.

Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 16:00

A roadside bomb killed eight civilians travelling in a vehicle in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan today, officials said, days after the UN reported a surge in civilian casualties in the country.

Over 160 civilians killed in Nigeria: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:39

At least 160 people have so far been killed in recent attacks in central Nigeria by unknown gunmen, a media report said Saturday.

Bombing in northern Afghanistan kills 4 civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:23

A bomb hidden in a push cart and detonated by remote control near a government building in northern Afghanistan killed four people today while a rocket attack near the Kabul airport wounded four, officials said.

Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 13:55

Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country`s northwest Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000.

Clashes near Iraq`s Fallujah as conflict toll reaches 366

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 02:26

Clashes erupted between Iraqi troops and anti-government fighters on the outskirts of Fallujah on Saturday, as the militant-held city`s main hospital said 366 people had been killed in the months-long conflict.

Thousands flee Syrian cities ahead of election

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 03:17

Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.

UN mission in South Sudan to focus on protecting civilians

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 08:48

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to revise the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in conflict-torn South Sudan, the force to?which India is the single largest troop contributor, giving priority to the task of protecting civilians in the world`s newest nation.

US officers killed armed civilians in Yemen capital: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:37

Two US officers shot and killed two armed civilians who tried to kidnap them last month in Yemen`s capital, a State Department official has said.

37 killed, 86 injured in Iraq violence

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 00:47

As many as 37 people were killed and 86 injured in a wave of attacks in different parts of Iraq Thursday.

South Sudan civilians reduced to scavengers on swamp islands

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 16:01

As the narrow dugout canoe glides softly across the vast swamplands around Nyal, a once sleepy town in South Sudan`s Unity state, the only sound between the rhythmic plops of the paddle is silence.