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Russian warplanes target IS positions in eastern Syria's desert

Damascus/Xinhua: Russian warplanes on Monday struck positions of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the desert region in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported.

Syria: Authorization to continue lifesaving cross-border aid remains in limbo

New York: With the deadline just hours away, the Security Council has failed on its third attempt this week to extend its authorization for lifesaving food, medicine and shelter to cross into northwest Syria from Turkey.

At least 8 people killed in terrorist attack in Syrian city bordering Turkey: Source

Damascus/Sputnik: A car stuffed with a bomb exploded in the town of Tell Abyad, which borders Turkey, in Syria's northern province of Raqqa killing at least eight people and injuring 27 others, a source told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Fresh evidence of war crimes committed by all sides in Syrian conflict, probe finds

New York: Hospitals, schools and homes have all been targeted during Syria’s brutal and long-running conflict, said UN-appointed investigators, who on Tuesday condemned likely fresh war crimes committed by all parties.

Russia registers 6 ceasefire violations in Syria, Turkey records 3 breaches - Military

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian side of the Russian-Turkish commission monitoring the implementation of the Syrian truce has registered six ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while the Turkish side registered three such incidents, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Turkey cuts off drinking water in Syria's Hasakah

Damascus/Xinhua: The Turkish forces on Sunday cut off the drinking water that feeds the Hasakah city in northeastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

Syria: Top UN officials appeal to donors to help end ‘shocking’ scale of suffering

New York/IBNS: The UN chief called on the world to step up “financial, humanitarian and political commitments”, to help end nearly a decade of brutal conflict and suffering across Syria, in a video message delivered to the fourth Brussels Donor Conference on Tuesday.

Extend cross border 'lifeline' into Syria, Lowcock urges Security Council

New York: With COVID-19 cases in Syria multiplying, its economy in freefall, and some households cooking weeds to eat in order to survive, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator is pressing the Security Council to extend its authorization for cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey.

Syrians ‘face unprecedented hunger amid impending COVID crisis’

New York/IBNS: Syrian communities devastated by years of civil war now face an “unprecedented” hunger crisis, just as urgent action is needed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, UN humanitarians said on Friday.

Security Council: Paralysis and ‘political infighting’ must end, to boost COVID-19 fight: EU foreign affairs chief

New York/IBNS:  The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the challenge, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.

Syria: UN relief chief appeals for renewal of lifesaving cross-border aid operation

New York/IBNS: The UN’s top aid official has urged the Security Council to renew a mechanism that provides lifesaving assistance to millions of desperate people in northwest Syria, through cross-border deliveries from Turkey.

Renewed trust and cooperation could finally ‘unlock progress’ toward peace in Syria – UN envoy

Renewed trust, confidence, and cooperation between international players and Syrians could finally “unlock progress”, putting the country on a political path towards lasting peace, the UN Special Envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday.

Renewed trust and cooperation could finally ‘unlock progress’ toward peace in Syria – UN envoy

Renewed trust, confidence, and cooperation between international players and Syrians could finally “unlock progress”, putting the country on a political path towards lasting peace, the UN Special Envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday.

Syria violence ‘a ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored’: UN human rights chief

New York/IBNS: As civilian casualties mount across Syria and human rights violations continue unabated, the UN rights chief expressed serious concern on Friday that some parties to the conflict, including ISIL terrorist fighters, may be using the COVID-19 pandemic as “an opportunity to regroup and inflict violence on the population”. 

Armed men kill 9 Syrian policemen in southern Syria

Damascus/Xinhua: Unknown armed men killed nine Syrian policemen in the country's southern province of Daraa on Monday, a war monitor reported.