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UN launches $1 billion appeal to scale-up aid operations in Turkey

New York: The United Nations on Thursday launched a $1 billion appeal for Turkey to assist more than five million people affected by the cataclysmic earthquakes last week, the largest to hit the country in a century.

Earthquake disaster: UN chief welcomes Syria decision to open aid corridors

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the decision on Monday by the Syrian president to open two further crossing points on the Turkish border to allow more aid into the stricken northwest of the country.

WHO announces $43 million appeal to scale up response in Syria and Turkey

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a $43 million appeal to support earthquake response in Syria and Türkey, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Sunday.

Syria: ISIS terrorists kill four civilians

Damascus: Suspected Islamic State terrorists have killed four civilians, including a woman, and hurt 10 others in Palmyra city of Syria, media reports said.

Islamic State kills 11 kidnapped in Syria: War monitor

Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) on Sunday killed 11 of the 75 people it kidnapped on Saturday in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported.

Turkey: UN relief chief meets families affected by devastating earthquake

New York: Humanitarians will launch appeals for Türkiye and Syria in the aftermath of the deadly earthquakes this week, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Saturday.

Turkey quake: Two-month-old found alive in rubble after 128 hours

Hatay/IBNS: Amid a huge number of deaths and massive destruction in Turkey, a miraculous rescue operation has emerged in which a two-month-old baby was brought out from under the rubble in Hatay.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives in quake-hit Syria

Cairo/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrived in Syria, five days after the country was rocked by powerful earthquakes, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

More aid reaches Syria’s quake victims but it’s not enough, say UN aid agencies

New York: A second UN aid convoy reached northwest Syria on Friday to help victims of the still-unfolding earthquake tragedy, but humanitarians have warned that far more lifesaving help is needed, and much more quickly.

Earthquake disaster: ‘We must put people first’ urges Guterres in race to save lives

New York: Now is the time to stand up for the people of Türkiye and Syria living in the region of the deadly earthquake disaster, said the UN chief on Thursday, and show them “the same kind of support and generosity” which they have displayed in recent years, aiding millions of refugees and displaced people fleeing conflict.

First UN aid convoy reaches Syria’s quake-hit northwest since disaster

New York: As a UN aid convoy reached Syria on Thursday for the first time since devastating earthquakes cut off supply lines from Türkiye three days ago, UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, called for assurances that desperately needed assistance inside Syria would not be held up or “politicized”.

Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 20,000, rescue workers still in search for survivors

Ankara/IBNS/UNI: As rescue workers rummage through the rubble of collapsed buildings to search for survivors of the deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the toll has crossed 20,000, four days since the natural disaster struck the region, according to official sources.

Twitter down in Turkiye amid criticisms over Recep Tayyip Erdogan govt's response to deadly earthquake

Istanbul/IBNS: Microblogging platform Twitter became inaccessible on major Turkish mobile providers on Wednesday amid an increased online criticism over the government's response to deadly earthquake that devastated the country this week.

Earthquake death toll crosses 11,000 in Turkey, Syria

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday during his visit to the worst-hit region after a massive earthquake that the death toll in his country has surged to 8,574, bringing the total fatalities with neighboring Syria to over 11,000.

Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 8,000

Ankara/Damascus: The death toll from Monday's devastating earthquake in Türkey and Syria has risen to 8,364, according to data released by authorities and rescuers.