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Pope calls for immediate halt to Syria violence

Feb 25, 2018 - 7:36 PM

'This February has been one of the most violent (periods) in 7 years of conflict,' says Pope Francis during Angelus prayers

RELIGIOUS LEADER. Pope Francis gives a weekly general audience in St Peter's square, on January 24, 2018 in Vatican. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Humanitarian air drops: A complex, risky task

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Military experts cite the challenges involved in carrying out humanitarian air drops for those in besieged areas

epa05290068 Syrian residents sit on a ground during a humanitarian aid delivery by the Russian army in a village of Kaukab, Hama province, Syria, 04 May 2016. The United States and Russia have agreed to extend the cease-fire in Syria to the city of Aleppo, the US State Department reported on 04 May. EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV

UN says Syria aid drops not 'imminent' despite pleas

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:15 AM

Britain and France are calling for urgent aid for besieged Syrian towns particularly Daraya Moadamiyeh and Madaya

epa05097659 Syrians from the besieged town of Madaya leave towards the capital for treatment, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 11 January 2016. Three trucks carrying long-awaited food and medical supplies entered the Syrian town of Madaya on 11 January with Doctors without Borders (MSF) saying almost 30 people there have died of starvation after a months-long siege by government forces. At the same time, three aid trucks entered the isolated north-western Shiite villages of Foua and Kefraya, which have been besieged by hardline Islamist rebels, Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah said. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

May 11, 2016 - 2:41 AM

USAID discovers a network of commercial vendors NGO employees and others allegedly engaged in bribery and kickback schemes

epa05145883 Syrian refugees gather in a building as they wait for food near a refugee camp in Bab Al-Salama city, northern Syria, 06 February 2016. A new wave of Syrian refugees leaving the country is expected to reach Turkey, according to local news. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some 40,000 people were on the move in Aleppo province, after the Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province a day earlier, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of the key city. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

2 Russian aid planes land in Syria – state media

Sep 12, 2015 - 10:37 PM

The reported aid delivery comes as the US expressed concern about an alleged Russian military build up in Syria

Angelina Jolie: World failing to avert disaster in Iraq, Syria

Jan 26, 2015 - 11:19 AM

I m shocked by what I ve seen today This is my fifth visit to Iraq since 2007 and the suffering is worse than anything I ve seen in that time

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets members of the Yazidi minority in Khanke IDP Camp, Iraq, on 25 January, 2015.  A. McConnell/UNHCR

50 ISIS jihadists killed in Kobane in 24 hours – monitor

Nov 30, 2014 - 5:58 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the number of deaths is one of the highest daily tolls for the Sunni Muslim extremist group since it launched an assault on the town

In this file photo, smoke rises on November 13, 2014 after shelling in the Syrian city of Kobane, as seen from the Turkish border village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province. Aris Messinis/AFP

Red Cross chief in Syria; to discuss aid with Assad

Sep 04, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer will hold talks with Syrian President Bashar al Assad on ways to get humanitarian aid to Syrians