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Syria opposition agree on united delegation for peace talks

24 Nov

Syria’s disparate opposition groups announced an agreement early Friday to send a united delegation to next week’s UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, as international diplomatic efforts intensify to end the six-year conflict. The announcement came on the second day of a Saudi-sponsored meeting in Riyadh, where around 140 opposition figures are gathered to unify their […]

Video: Thousands of refugees in Syria targeted by IS group

23 Nov

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Sudan’s President Bashir asks Putin for ‘protection’ from ‘aggressive’ US

23 Nov

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Sudan’s President Bashir asks Putin for ‘protection’ from ‘aggressive’ US

23 Nov

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Yemen war: Aid agencies await Saudi clearance to reach rebel ports

23 Nov

Image copyright AFP Image caption Severe malnutrition is threatening the lives of almost 400,000 children in Yemen Humanitarian groups are waiting to see if aid flights and shipments to rebel-held Yemen can resume after a Saudi-led coalition eased its blockade. UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Jamie McGoldrick told the BBC that he hoped to receive clearance within […]

Besieged Syrians Are Eating Trash To Survive

23 Nov

Desperate Syrians trapped in eastern Ghouta have started eating garbage to survive as a government-imposed siege tightens around the dilapidated Damascus suburb like a noose. Many famished children in the region have fainted from hunger in recent weeks, according to a new report from the United Nations’ World Food Programme. Heart-wrenching images of Sahar Dofdaa, […]

Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen port, airport for humanitarian aid

23 Nov

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive “urgent humanitarian and relief materials” and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from […]

S. Arabia ‘has questions to answer’ on Hariri, says Iran ambassador

23 Nov

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Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

23 Nov

Media captionWhat happened to Lebanese PM Saad Hariri? Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

23 Nov

Media captionWhat happened to Lebanese PM Saad Hariri? Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks […]