During the first half of 2021, some 1,659 civilians were killed and another 3,254 wounded – a 47 percent increase compared with the same period last year, a UNAMA report said.
More than 2,200 people have been arrested for theft and vandalism and 117 people have died. Many were trampled to death in chaotic stampedes when shops were being looted.
The casualty count comes after several days of heavy gunfire forced some capital residents fleeing their homes and snarled traffic in several neighborhoods.
A gang of motorcycle-riding cattle thieves attacked residents in multiple villages, killing at least 53 civilians in the Zurmi district of northwest Zamfara state, local authorities say.
Ceasefire in Gaza holds on second day as teams of Egyptian mediators meet officials in Israel and Palestine and humanitarian aid begins to enter Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed.
From religiously-minded Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to secularist Fatah and socialist Popular Front, there are various political groups that oppose Israel.
Sixteen-year-old Rashid Muhammad Abu Ara and Hussein al Titi lost their lives in Israeli gunfire in separate incidents, while Israeli forces “have lost control of the city and the streets” in Lod.
Armenian groups at a protest in Beverly Hills, LA hanged a mannequin depicting an Azerbaijani after President Joe Biden’s decision to call the events of 1915 an Armenian “genocide”.
A large group of furious supporters pelted the team bus with eggs and confronted players on their return to Gelsenkirchen early Wednesday after defeat at Bielefeld saw Schalke relegated after 30 years in Germany's top flight.
Over a dozen Pakistan police officers and special rangers were taken hostage by supporters of a radical hardline group, after days of violent anti-France protests.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urges countries not to repeat deadly mistakes of the past in Syria and to take action to stop the junta’s “slaughter of its people” in Myanmar.
The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in areas like Darfur, where conflict often falls along ethnic lines.
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