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UN envoy warns against ‘worrying and dangerous’ military escalation in Syria

New York: Syria needs less military activity and more focus on the political process, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen told the Security Council on Tuesday, appealing for restraint amid a worrying trend towards escalation.

Turkey: Authorities detain 46 people, including a Syrian national, in Istanbul blast case

Istanbul: Turkish authorities have detained 46 people, including the prime suspect who is a Syrian national, for the bomb blast which rocked Istanbul on Sunday and left six people dead.

Lift ‘suffocating’ unilateral sanctions against Syrians, urges UN human rights expert

New York: A UN-appointed independent human rights expert on Thursday, urged States to lift unilateral sanctions against Syria, warning that they are perpetuating and exacerbating the destruction and trauma suffered by ordinary citizens since the brutal war began there in 2011.

‘Gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies’ continue over Syria’s chemical weapons stance, Security Council hears

New York: The top UN disarmament official told the Security Council on Monday that “gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies” identified in Syria’s declaration over its use of chemical weapons, in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). “cannot be considered accurate and complete”. 

Political solution still the only path to peace in Syria: UN Special Envoy

New York: With peace in Syria still an elusive goal, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen appealed on Tuesday for the Security Council to support his efforts to move the parties closer towards a negotiated political solution to end the brutal 11-year conflict.

At least 70 dead in latest ‘tragic’ shipwreck, off Syria coast: UN agencies

New York: The bodies of 71 migrants have reportedly been recovered following another shipwreck in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Syria, which heads of UN agencies described as a “simply tragic” development that demanded an international response to improve conditions for those forced to flee their homes.

34 migrants dead after boat sinks off Syria

Damascus/IBNS: At least thirty-four people were dead and several others injured after a boat carrying immigrants from Lebanon capsized in the Syrian territorial water, the Syria Health Ministry announced.

Whole generation of Syrian children ‘might be lost’, senior humanitarian warns Security Council

New York: “Irreversible damage” is being caused to the lives of Syrian civilians due to chronic under-funding of the international effort said the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs on Monday, who told the Security Council the future of a whole generation was at stake.

Iranian military advisor killed in Syria

Tehran/UNI: A senior member of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps was killed in Syria, the state-owned Press TV reported Tuesday.

Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria completes mission to northeast

New York: The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, on Wednesday concluded a four-day mission to the northeast, where he visited camps hosting thousands of displaced persons.

Jordan: As vast Za’atari refugee camp turns 10, Syrians face uncertain future

New York: Ten years since Jordan’s Za’atari camp opened its doors to 80,000 displaced Syrians, poverty now affects an increasing number of residents who face an uncertain future, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Syria to receive Chinese communications equipment soon

Damascus: Syria will soon receive communications equipment from China as part of an ongoing aid to the war-hit nation, media reports said on Saturday.

Syria: Security Council extends cross-border aid delivery for six months

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to extend lifesaving aid deliveries into northwest Syria from Türkiye for a further six months following a vote on Tuesday.

US airstrike kills leader of IS in Syria

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: United States military killed a leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS), banned in Russia, during an airstrike in Syria, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday.

Syria’s needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe

New York: Syria’s humanitarian needs are at their highest ever and any move to block aid from reaching the war-torn country should be resisted strongly, a top UN Human Rights Council probe said on Wednesday.