Medics say 530 people wounded in weekend clashes between anti-riot police and protesters in Lebanon, demanding ouster of political class viewed as inept, corrupt, responsible for ever-deepening economic crisis.
At least 19 people were killed on Sunday after a car bomb explosion near a bustling market and mosque in a rebel-held Azaz in northwestern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Jan Kubis, the UN’s special representative in Iraq, called on ‘the authorities to avoid using disproportionate, lethal force against the demonstrators’ in Basra. Residents are angry over pollution of the local water supply, which has put 20,000 people in the hospital.
One year after its occurrence the residents of Mosul remember the Zanjili massacre committed by ISIS which resulted in an estimated 300 to 500 deaths. The families and survivors say they have not received adequate support from the Iraqi Government.