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Syria: 10 years of war has left at least 350,000 dead

New York: A decade of war in Syria has left more than 350,200 people dead, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council on Friday, noting that this total was an “under-count of the actual number of killings”.

On Afghanistan, Qatar calls for separating aid from political differences

New York: The international community must continue to support Afghanistan, the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, warning against potential boycott in the wake of the Taliban takeover.

After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics still threaten civilians

New York: The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, a return to siege tactics and popular demonstrations linked to the plummeting economy.

Syria: Prevent ‘entire generation from being lost’, urges UN humanitarian chief

New York: Some 13.4 million Syrians throughout the beleaguered country are in need of assistance, the UN humanitarian office said on Saturday, calling for “greater access and expanded funding”, to better help them.

Militants attack Syrian public agencies, army in Daraa, kill 4 soldiers, says Russian Military

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The situation in the Syrian province of Daraa significantly deteriorated, terrorists attacked state institutions and the local army, killing four soldiers and wounding eight more, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said on Tuesday.

Civilians in southern Syria ‘under siege’ – UN human rights chief

New York: The top UN rights official once more sounded the alarm on Thursday over the plight of civilians in Syria, as intense fighting and indiscriminate shelling by Government forces and armed opposition groups paralyze neighbourhoods in and around the southern city of Daraa.

Work still remains on destruction of Syria chemical weapons

New York: Identifying perpetrators of chemical weapon attacks, and holding them accountable, must remain a priority, a senior UN official said on Wednesday during the latest Security Council meeting on Syria.

China tries to find opportunities as Syrian economy lies in ruins

The Chinese government is trying to find some opportunities in the Syrian economy which is fast crumbling.

Terrorists shell Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 28 times: Russian Military

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (also known as the Nusra Front, banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 28 times over the past 24 hours, the deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said on Sunday.

Explosion rocks US military base in Syria

Damascus: An explosion rocked a US military base in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on Sunday, media reports said.

US Defense official confirms American forces came under attack in Syria, no casualties

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: A Pentagon official confirmed to Sputnik on Saturday that US forces came under attack in Syria’s Conoco, with no casualties reported.

Syria: ‘Gulf of mistrust’, complex realities, prevent political progress

Progress towards resolving Syria’s decade-long war is unlikely, given the ‘gulf of mistrust’ among parties and complexity of conditions on the ground, the chief UN mediator for the country told the Security Council on Friday, as he urged delegates to unite around elements of resolution 2254 (2015) and called for a new international dialogue to achieve a breakthrough.

Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline must stay open, insist UN humanitarians

New York: The imminent closure of the last cross-border aid lifeline to northwest Syria must be postponed beyond the 10 July deadline, UN humanitarians said on Friday, noting that no cross-line supplies had reached Idlib from Damascus, in 11 months.

UN strongly condemns ‘appalling’ attack on Syrian hospital

New York: Senior UN officials have condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in Syria this past weekend, underlining the need for accountability for crimes committed in the country’s decade-long war.

Accountability crucial to ‘truly relegate’ Syria chemical weapons to history

New York: Until those responsible for any and all chemical weapons use in Syria are held responsible, the global community will continue sending a message of impunity, the senior UN disarmament official warned the Security Council on Thursday.