civil war

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

A brief encounter with awakening: Revisiting Anuk Arudpragasam’s ‘The Story of a Brief Marriage’

The Story of A Brief Marriage (2016) focuses on portraying the intricacies of alienation and uncertainty through the story of Dinesh, who has survived  the Sri Lankan civil war. 

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Anuk Arudpragasam's 'A Passage North': Requiem for the textures of time, violent and tender

Sand, water, memory—the grainy, elusive grace they share pervades the experiences making up Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s second novel, A Passage North (Hamish Hamilton, 2021), shortlisted...

November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016

Unidentified gunman kills 9 football fans in South Sudan

At least nine people are killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan's capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman open fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016

UN expands Syria aid amid truce

The UN says it plans to deliver aid to about 150,000 Syrians in besieged areas over the next five days amid a partial truce in the country's civil war.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in...

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

US states say no to Syrian refugees

More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome due to security fears after the Paris attacks.

October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015

UN urges ‘flexibility’ on Syria talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has calls for "flexibility" at talks in Vienna between the countries backing rival sides in the Syrian civil war.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies.