Sam Tims

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In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage.<p>"Where are their places?" officer Abdullah Waisi demanded, holding four arrest warrants for the suspects sought.<p>In the safety of the police …

Middle East

Cholera outbreaks have been reported in nine of South Sudan's states

A cholera outbreak has spread to nine out of 10 states in South Sudan.<p>Thousands of people have been infected. If untreated, the disease can be fatal.<p>The outbreak also adds to a growing hunger crisis in the country. One charity warns that it is spreading rapidly, and is likely to get worse as heavy …

Gaza civilians pay heavy price in conflict

Israel: Gaza conflict ends 'when our goals are realized'

GAZA CITY — The Israeli military announced that four soldiers had been lightly wounded during a brief incursion to destroy a rocket launching site in northern Gaza.<p>It is the first time that Israeli ground troops are known to have entered Gaza in the current offensive. But the operation was carried …