u.n. syria

You Can’t Please Everyone

The U.N. humanitarian mission in Syria is constantly scrutinized by the rebels and the regime. By Nour Samaha It is considered one of the most controversial United Nations’ missions in recent history, and over the last year it has come under the fire and scrutiny of opposition supporters, who claim it is no longer acting impartially, and is under the influence

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UAE to Receive 15,000 Syrian Refugees in the Next Five Years

NEW YORK: The UAE has announced that it is to welcome 15,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years with the aim of sharing in the responsibility of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis, local media reported. Speaking at the “Leaders’ Summit on Refugees” at the UN headquarters, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International

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Fighting Further Buries Hopes for Syria Truce

By Tom Perry and John Davison BEIRUT, Sept 21 – Syrian rebels and pro-government forces battled each other on major frontlines near Aleppo and Hama, and air strikes reportedly killed a dozen people including four medical workers, as a ceasefire appeared to have completely unravelled. The renewed battles demonstrated the thin prospects for reviving a

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U.S., Russia Hold Talks on Syria Ceasefire Ahead of U.N. Meeting

GENEVA, Feb 19 – U.S. and Russian military officials have held talks in Geneva ahead of a wider meeting on Friday aimed at trying to secure a cessation of hostilities in Syria, diplomats said. The unannounced bilateral meeting was aimed at narrowing positions before the two powers jointly chair a United Nations meeting on the

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Syria Peace Talks Hinge on Envoy’s Answers

BEIRUT/GENEVA/PARIS, Jan 27 – The Syrian opposition is awaiting clarification on key points from the United Nations before deciding whether to attend peace negotiations planned for Friday. The Syrian government has already agreed to join the talks that U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura hopes to convene in an indirect format in Geneva with the aim

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