More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt are facing a disastrous and hungry winter after a funding crisis forced the UN’s World Food Programme to suspend food vouchers to hundreds of thousands forced into exile by the conflict. Since the war began in March 2011, the WFP has brought […]
You would think that Lebanon would benefit greatly from the falling oil prices , since it import all its needs , but not according to Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh. According to him falling oil prices reduce the remittances Lebanon receives from the Lebanese people who work in the Arabian Gulf countries . Salameh said the bank is introducing measures […]
Qatar has given $100 million in aid to Syrians stricken by their country’s civil war, Qatar’s state news agency said on Thursday, the first tranche of at least $900 million pledged by Gulf Arab states. Four million people inside Syria need food, shelter and other aid, and more than 700,000 are estimated to have fled […]
JOPLIN, Mo. — Two weeks after a mile-wide tornado tore through this city, killing 161 people and rendering a landscape of apocalyptic devastation, the public school system here received a telephone call from a man working for the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC. “Tell me what you need,” the embassy staffer said.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The brother of Syria’s speaker of Parliament was assassinated on Tuesday in a central Damascus neighborhood, the official Syrian news agency reported, as clashes between the government and the rebels convulsed most major cities.
U.S. Treasury officials imposed sanctions on the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, and two other members of the organization for their alleged role in aiding the Syrian government in its crackdown on opposition forces. The Treasury on Thursday formally charged that Hezbollah has been supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s
At least 370 people were reported dead Saturday in Syria, marking the highest single-day death toll since the start of the uprising, according to opposition activists. With one week left to go, August is already the deadliest month. Here are some of the other key developments
The Syrian Information Ministry on Monday denied the news reported by Russia Today that a high-ranking Syrian officer died in a Moscow hospital earlier on Monday. “The news is baseless and falls within the framework of desperate psychological warfare to undermine the determination of the Syrian people,” the statement said
Malik al-Kurdi, deputy commander of the Free Syrian Army, has told Al Jazeera the government of Bashar al-Assad “cannot destroy the will of the people”, and that opposition fighters only need another two months to take the regime down.
Syria’s government and rebels have “chosen the path of war”, a U.N. peacekeeping chief said as the world body ended its doomed monitoring mission to Damascus and deadlock persists among world powers over how to contain the spreading conflict. Two weeks after former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan quit as mediator in frustration with the failure […]