Humanitarian crises

September 11, 2018 - 6:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey urged the international community on Tuesday "to vocally and actively support" Turkish calls for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel-held stronghold in neighboring Idlib province where Syria and its allies have intensified attacks ahead of an expected offensive. Turkey's...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows civilians and civil defense worker, right, next to a destroyed building that was attacked by a Syrian government airstrike, in Hobeit village, near Idlib, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The White Helmets and a conflict monitoring group said Sunday that government and Russian forces have resumed their bombing of the opposition's last stretch of territory in the country, killing an infant girl and damaging a hospital. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An infant girl was killed on Sunday as Syrian government forces bombed rebel-held villages in Idlib and Hama provinces, rescuers and a war monitoring group said. Government and allied Russian forces have stepped up their bombing campaign against the Syrian opposition's last bastion in...
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Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, gestures as he speaks to the media about Geneva Consultations on Yemen during a news conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, September 8, 2018. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:14 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy to Yemen sought to downplay the significance of the failure of peace talks to start, saying on Saturday that he would head back to Yemen and neighboring Oman "within days" to try and agree on a new date. A delegation of the internationally recognized...
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September 07, 2018 - 6:41 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military campaign to retake the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria as Turkey pleaded for a cease-fire, narrowing the chances of a diplomatic solution to avoid what many say would be a bloody humanitarian disaster. The trilateral summit in...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Syria's U.N. ambassador says the government is committed to regain Syrian territory and "liberate it from terrorism and foreign occupation," adding that there is no de-escalation zone in rebel-held Idlib because "...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 12:56 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday after a trilateral meeting between Iran, Russia and Turkey to discuss the war in Syria. In the Friday report...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Eight aid agencies have called on world leaders to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, where the Syrian government is threatening a military offensive. The agencies called on...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, centre, flanked by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pose for photographs in Tehran, Iran, ahead of their summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The three leaders began a meeting to discuss the war in Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 07, 2018 - 11:01 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran and Russia on Friday backed a military offensive to retake the last rebel-held area of Syria as Turkey's president pled for a cease-fire, perhaps the final chance to avoid what activists warn will be a humanitarian disaster. The trilateral summit in Tehran...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, meets with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Tehran, Iran, during their talks as part of Russia-Iran-Turkey summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Rouhani, Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin began a meeting Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in a high stakes summit in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Syria as a bloody military operation looms in the last rebel-held area of the war-ravaged nation, each laying out terms and issues on the battlefield most critical...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 8:43 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is "unacceptable" to use civilians as a pretext to shield "terrorists" in Syria's rebel-held Idlib. Speaking at the end of a trilateral summit with the leaders of Iran and...
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