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New York: North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. more
Killing of aid worker in Syria part of ‘disturbing trend’

New York: The abduction and killing of an aid worker last week in Syria’s Idleb region, brings into focus the daily risks faced by humanitarians working in conflict zones, said the ...

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief

New York: The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Be ...

First full satellite survey of devastated ancient Aleppo raises recovery hopes

New York: The first comprehensive survey of the devastation inflicted on the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo by years of urban warfare, has been published thanks to ground-breaking satellit ...

Civilian death toll continues to mount in Syria, UN relief chief tells Security Council

New York: Although the overall intensity of violence in Syria has decreased, civilians continue to be killed by air and ground-based strikes, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for ...

Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet

New York: Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet ...

Security Council urged to help spare Syrians from ‘devastation’

New York, An escalation in fighting across northern Syria illustrates the “fragility” of the situation in the war-torn region, a senior UN humanitarian official said on Thursd ...

New Syria fighting represents ‘giant powder keg’, warns aid veteran, as he leaves UN stage

New York,  It is unclear if rockets fired into the Syrian city of Aleppo last weekend contained chemical toxins, a senior humanitarian adviser to the UN said on Thursday, adding that ...

UN chief ‘following very closely’ reports of chemical weapons use in Syria’s Aleppo

New York, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underlined that any use of chemical weapons against civilians and under any circumstances is a clear violation of in ...

Toxic gas attack in Syria leaves over 100 people hospitalised

Aleppo: At least 107 people were hospitalised after a toxic gas attack hit government-controlled city of Aleppo in Syria, local media reports said on Sunday.