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UN refugee agency says it has not received funds pledged for Syrian refugees

The U.N. refugee agency says it has not yet received the funds recently pledged for Syrian refugees and is struggling to help rising numbers fleeing the country’s nearly 2-year-old civil war. Andrew Harper, the agency’s representative to Jordan, told The … Continue reading

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UN chief condemns blast on Syria border

New York – UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly blast in a minibus on the Turkey-Syria border amid concern that violence in Syria would spill over to its neighbors, a spokesman said. The vehicle exploded on Monday in the … Continue reading

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Syria free army ‘captures’ air base in Aleppo

Opposition fighters in Syria have seized a military air base and captured warplanes in the north of the country, as part of an assault on strategic northern targets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday’s capture of the military … Continue reading

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Aid Groups in Syria Use Diverging Methods to Deliver Supplies

The United Nations says an international donor conference has raised about $500 million for humanitarian relief efforts inside war-ravaged Syria. Most of those funds are likely to go to aid agencies operating out of Damascus under official Syrian government supervision. … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees need billion euros

More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main camp, has been welcoming them every day, but what this means is families … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria being systematically destroyed by own people

Syria is being systematically destroyed by its own people, a senior U.N. relief official said on Tuesday after returning from a four-day visit to the civil war-wracked country. Peaceful street demonstrations seeking democratic reform in March 2011 were met with … Continue reading

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Assad warned by U.N. chief not to use chemical weapons

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a message to the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad urging him not to use chemical weapons in the country’s escalating conflict, the U.N. press office said on Thursday. In a readout of a telephone … Continue reading

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Israel fires at Syria after shooting aimed at its troops

Israeli soldiers fired artillery into Syria in response to gunfire aimed at its troops in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a military spokeswoman said on Sunday. There were no reported injuries on the Israeli side from the shootings, which occurred on … Continue reading

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Syria-led process only solution for peace in the war-torn country – UN senior official

Warning that Syria’s current path of violence will lead the country “to its destruction,” the United Nations political affairs chief said today there was an urgent need to “shift away” from the military logic driving the conflict, and move towards … Continue reading

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UN-Arab League envoy briefs Ban on visit to Syria and Middle East region

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, today met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, to brief him on his recent trip to the Syrian capital, … Continue reading

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