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World 14 Feb 2018 | 8:37 PM

Small aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian zone - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - An aid convoy of nine trucks carrying food, health and nutrition supplies for 7,200 people reached the besieged rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent said on Twitter.

World 01 Feb 2018 | 10:12 PM

U.N. calls on Russia, Iran and Turkey to break Syria aid deadlock

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations humanitarian task force has been unable to make deliveries to desperate Syrians for the past two months as President Bashar al-Assad's government has withheld approval for aid convoys, the U.N. humanitarian adviser said on Thursday.

World 30 Jan 2018 | 8:44 PM

Russia's elite dismiss U.S. list as 'telephone book' of the wealthy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's elite on Tuesday shrugged off U.S. publication of a sweeping list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin as simply a "telephone directory" of the rich, though a Kremlin spokesman said it could even harm the image of Russia's political leaders.

World 27 Jan 2018 | 4:34 PM

Bombardment continues in Syria's Ghouta after ceasefire talk

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Bombardment of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area of Syria continued early on Saturday, a war monitor said, after an insurgent spokesman said late on Friday that Russia had promised to try to impose a ceasefire.

World 22 Jan 2018 | 6:06 PM

Rescuers in rebel-held Syrian area accuse government of gas attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rescue workers in a Syrian rebel-held enclave east of Damascus accused government forces of using chlorine gas during bombardment of the area on Monday, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 13 people had suffered suffocation.

World 17 Jan 2018 | 2:17 AM

Syrian rebels release 24 detainees from besieged Damascus suburb - SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in the besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta released 24 captive men, women and children in a deal mediated by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, state media said on Tuesday.

World 27 Dec 2017 | 10:21 PM

Syrian prisoner release deal breaks deadlock on Ghouta medical evacuations

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Months of deadlock over medical evacuations from Syria's biggest remaining siege broke late on Tuesday when a deal between Damascus and a rebel faction allowed the Red Crescent to evacuate a handful of critically ill patients.

World 21 Dec 2017 | 10:03 PM

U.N. to join Syria talks in Astana, with humanitarian hopes

MOSCOW/GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday he would take part in the latest round of Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on Friday, with a month to go before he hopes to break the deadlock in political talks in Geneva.

AseanPlus News 04 Dec 2017 | 9:27 AM

World Bank: Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia, Pacific

JAKARTA: A rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in many developing East Asian nations is threatening the foundation for the region’s economic success, the World Bank said Monday.

Nation 16 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tan: DAP inconsistent about allegiance with PAS

GEORGE TOWN: DAP has been inconsistent about their “allegiance“ with PAS, said Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng.