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Donald Trump leans toward leaving about 200 US special forces in eastern Syria - Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump is in favor of keeping a small contingent of US troops in eastern Syria to fight the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), US media reported, citing a senior US official.

Yemen conflict: 'Fragile' hopes rise, as violence decreases and life-saving humanitarian funding surges

New York: There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UN’s humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

Turkey-Syria offensive: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects US call for ceasefire

Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

Syria war: Executions condemned as violence continues ‘on both sides’ of border with Turkey

New York: Amid ongoing fighting in northern Syria and disturbing reports that extrajudicial killings have been streamed online, the United Nations and their partners are continuing to deliver humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people displaced by the violence, UN agencies stressed on Tuesday.

Turkish airstrike on convoy in north Syria kills 11, injures 74 - Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) At least 11 people were killed and 74 injured in a Turkish airstrike on a convoy in northern Syria, Kurdish media reported Sunday.

De-escalation of Turkish military operation in northern Syria ‘absolutely essential’

New York: A de-escalation of renewed conflict in northern Syria is “absolutely essential,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. His comments follow the launch of airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey on Wednesday just days after the United States announced it would pull its troops out of Syria.

Civilians ‘must not be a target’, urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria

New York: The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ following policy shift over northeastern Syria

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.

Constitutional Committee breakthrough offers ‘sign of hope’ for long-suffering Syrians

New York: There is a “sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people” as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set to start deliberations next month, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country told the Security Council on Monday.

Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

New York: The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is still largely held by rebel forces.

Hospitals among seven health centres attacked in Syria’s north-east

New York, Sept 3 (IBNS): Seven health centres in Syria’s north-west have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

In wake of ‘collapsed’ agreement, new wave of violence threatens millions in Syria’s Idlib

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): Following the collapse of the latest truce in Idlib at the start of this week, the Senior Humanitarian Adviser to the UN’s Syria Envoy urged Member States on Thursday to increase their support for “critical humanitarian needs” in the country’s last opposition-held enclave.

Carnage must stop in northwest Syria demands Lowcock, as attacks intensify

New York, July 19 (IBNS): After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, “the carnage must stop” in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, noting that more than 70 civilians had been killed this month alone across the last rebel-held enclave of the country.

Syria: Thousands of children ‘hemmed in’ by ‘brutal and gratuitous’ spike in violence

New York, May 31 (IBNS): A marked escalation in fighting has put tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria at “imminent risk of injury, death and displacement”, the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) chief warned on Thursday.

Eight years in, Syria still embroiled in conflict ‘that no longer sparks outrage’, Security Council hears

New York, May 29 (IBNS): After eight years of deadly air strikes and terrorist attacks that have left hundreds of thousands of Syrians dead and millions of others injured, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller asked the Security Council on Tuesday, the hard-hitting question: “Can’t this Council take any concrete action when attacks on schools and hospitals have become a war tactic that no longer sparks outrage”?