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UN Urges Russia and US to Cooperate for Peace in Syria

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UN Urges Russia and US to Cooperate for Peace in Syria

Amid the unprecedented military assault on eastern Aleppo (a city in Syria), where fireballs from incendiary bombs “light up the pitch darkness,” the United Nations (UN) had a special message for the Security Council. Special Envoy for Syria appealed Sunday to the Security Council – particularly permanent members Russia and the United States – to [...]

Meet the Winners of the Global Goals Awards

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Meet the Winners of the Global Goals Awards

Meet the Winners of the Global Goals Awards The first annual Global Goals Awards honoured Tuesday a lawyer who fights against child marriage in Tanzania, a Syrian teen and Olympic swimmer who saved fellow refugees from drowning, and an organization that brings health care to vulnerable girls and women in Pakistan. The three honourees were [...]

Ban to Politicians: Do Not Subvert Democracy

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Ban to Politicians: Do Not Subvert Democracy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened Tuesday the 71st annual debate of the UN General Assembly with a call on world leaders to recognize that the important positions they hold are a reflection of the trust the people have in them and “not personal property.” “My message to all is clear: serve your people. Do [...]

Ewan McGregor Visits Displaced Children in Iraq

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Ewan McGregor Visits Displaced Children in Iraq

UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor travelled to northern Iraq last week to see how the conflicts sweeping across Iraq and Syria are devastating children’s lives. According to UNICEF, tens of thousands of children have been killed, injured, separated from their parents, forced to work, tortured and recruited into fighting. During his visit McGregor travelled to Debaga [...]

25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

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25 Children Killed in Eastern Syria: UNICEF

According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed Saturday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor. According to UNICEF, three attacks hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble. [ [...]

Belgium to Attack ISIS Terrorists in Syria

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Belgium to Attack ISIS Terrorists in Syria

ISIS is attacking different nations with the aim to set up a large Islamic State called the Caliphate or an independent country. By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has lauded Belgium’s announcement that it will begin conducting airstrikes in Syria as part of the coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of [...]

CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

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CNN’s Clarissa Ward Wins Media Award

CNN’s Clarissa Ward, who has reported on the devastation of war from global conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq, will be honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) on Nov. 14 with its Excellence in International Reporting Award. The award will be presented at ICFJ’s annual gala, Washington, DC’s premier international media event. [...]

John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

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John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin received in the Kremlin US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday. Kerry arrived for a meeting with Putin after his talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry expressed his satisfaction over the Russia-US cooperation, which, according to him, made a difference to the life of people in Syria and [...]

Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

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Putin Discusses Syria and Ukraine with Obama

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation Monday with the U.S. President Barack Obama. The two leaders exchanged assessments of the course of implementing the statement by Russia and the United States, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, on cessation of hostilities in Syria. The leaders stated that the Russian-US initiative, supported [...]

Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

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Over 8 Million Children Affected by Conflict in Syria

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children – have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes 306,000 children born as refugees since 2011. In total, UNICEF estimates that some 8.4 [...]

Is War-Torn Syria Ready for the Elections?

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Is War-Torn Syria Ready for the Elections?

The United Nations believes that after nearly six years of conflict, Syria will have the democratic elections in the next 18 months, which will virtually bring an end to the Bashar al-Assad regime. UN Special Envoy for Syria announced Wednesday that ‘substantive’ UN-mediated peace talks will begin next Monday, as humanitarian aid convoys continue to [...]

Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

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Russia Taking Steps to Handle Situation in Syria and North Korea

President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a meeting Friday with permanent members of the Security Council. The participants exchanged views on the continuing cessation of hostilities in Syria and the increasing tensions over North Korea. They also continued discussions on measures to stabilise the oil market in Russia and through work with partners abroad. [ [...]

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