Articles written by: Alfredo Boyd

Syrian offensive uprooted 120,000 people so far, U.N. warns of catastrophe

BEIRUT/GENEVA – More than 120,000 civilians have been uprooted by a Syrian army offensive in the southwest since it began last week, a war monitor said on Friday, and a senior U.N. official warned of catastrophe as they risked being trapped between warring sides. Government forces and their allies appeared to be making significant gains in eastern Deraa province, where […]

EU‘s Tusk says implementation of migration deal will be difficult

BRUSSELS – The chairman of the European Union summit on migration said on Friday implementing the accord agreed by 28 leaders after nine hours of hard bargaining would be the most tricky part. "As regards our deal on migration, it is far too early to talk about a success," Donald Tusk told a news conference after two days of talks […]

Merkel says Europe moving closer to common asylum system

BRUSSELS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the migration deal clinched at an EU summit on Friday, describing it as a decisive step in the direction of a common European asylum policy. "What we achieved here together is perhaps more than I had expected," Merkel told reporters at the end of the summit. "We are not at the end of […]

Report: 2,000 Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border fence

2,000 Palestinian protesters are demonstrating in three locations along the Gaza border security fence as part of the ongoing "Great March of Return" protests.   The IDF is using crowd dispersal methods to control the crowds, and the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported 134 injured from live ammunition and tear gas. This is a developing story. 

Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

AMMAN – The Jordanian army began delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced Syrians who took shelter near its border when major fighting broke out in southern Syria this month, a government spokeswoman said on Saturday. "This is in line with Jordan‘s stance to help our Syrian brothers," Jumana Ghunaimat told the state news agency. Several thousand Syrians had gathered […]

IDF treats six wounded Syrians overnight as humanitarian effort continues

The IDF treated six wounded Syrians, including four orphaned children, during a medical operation on Friday night, the army said. After receiving life-saving treatment by IDF medical teams, the six Syrians were transferred to Israeli hospitals in northern Israel.

Journalist murdered in southern Mexico before Sunday‘s elections

MEXICO CITY – A Mexican journalist was murdered in the southern state of Quintana Roo, authorities said on Saturday, in the latest case of a reporter being killed before a presidential election riddled with violence. Jose Guadalupe Chan Dzib was killed in the village of Saban, in the municipality of Jose Maria Morelos, the state government said in a statement. […]