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Suicide bomber kills 45 in Iraqi city of Hilla

Cars burn after a bombing in Iraq.A suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 45 people and wounded 157 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources said.

Save the Children describes healthcare disaster in Syria

Blood on the floor of a Syrian hospital.Newborns freezing to death in hospital incubators, doctors cutting off limbs to stop patients from bleeding to death, surging cases of polio: a new report published on Monday paints a dire picture of Syria's collapsing healthcare system.

Syria to miss deadline to destroy 12 chemical arms sites-sources at OPCW

Chemical weapons.Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Thursday.

Bombs kill 26 people in Iraq

A bomb damaged house in Iraq.At least 26 people were killed in Iraq on Thursday as insurgents set off roadside bombs and detonated explosives-packed cars in Baghdad and elsewhere, police said.

Violent splinter group mars peace deal with Pakistan Taliban

Pakistani policemen.Pakistan's cities are unsafe from Islamist militant attacks due to their porous security, the country's defense minister said after suicide bombers and gunmen killed 11 people in an assault on a court in the capital earlier this week.

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