air strikes

  • 17 Jul 2015

    CND have condemned UK air strikes in Syria carried out despite the House of Commons voting in August 2013 against such action.

  • 17 Jul 2015

    British personnel have conducted air strikes in Syria, despite the Government’s claim that there would be a vote in Parliament before such action took place.

  • 29 Mar 2015

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the government to ensure that weapons supplied by UK companies are not used in Saudi led air-strikes on Yemen.

  • 28 Mar 2015

    At least six children under the age of ten were among 25 people reported killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on 26 March 2015, says Amnesty.

  • 28 Sep 2014

    IS has recruited more than 6,000 new fighters since the US began targeting the violently militant group with air strikes in August 2014.

  • 25 Sep 2014

    The UK government is seeking parliament’s approval to join the USA in carrying out air strikes on Iraq. The aim is to weaken Isis forces, responsible for various atrocities. But the attack may strengthen them instead.

  • 18 Jul 2014

    The World Council of Churches has expressed deep sorrow to all mourning the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines flight 17.

  • 29 Aug 2013

    War rhetoric in the media this week seemed to imply the impending end of Syria’s Assad regime and the spread of Syria’s civil war into a larger regional conflict, while key players carefully chose their words to try to emphasise the limits of conflict, and responses to any breach, writes Arthur Bernhoff, an international affairs analyst currently based in Beirut.

  • 29 Jan 2012

    Iran, Israel and the US are equally responsible for bringing the Middle East to the brink of war, a decade after the disastrous assault on Iraq’s presumed 'weapons of mass destruction', says Ghassan Michel Rubeiz. Does Iran have a latent objective in raising the Strait closure now? Should Israel, or the US, launch an air strike on Iran preemptively, Iran may want the world to think about the consequences of such a closure on the world economy.

  • 29 Mar 2011

    As the US pledged to continue air strikes on Libya, the Vatican sent an observer to today's conference in London about the military campaign.