Humanitarian crises

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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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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September 06, 2018 - 12:58 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia shot down a missile fired across the border by Yemen's Houthi rebels but the shrapnel wounded 26 civilians, the kingdom's official news agency reported. The rebels, known as Houthis, fired the missile into southern Najran province late Wednesday, where it was...
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Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, addresses the media during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 one day before starting the Geneva Consultations on Yemen. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 1:40 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen said Wednesday that he hopes Yemenis can draw a "flickering signal of hope" from peace talks set to resume after a two-year hiatus — a new bid to end a grueling war that has spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Martin Griffiths was preparing to start...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:53 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli jets flying high over Lebanon struck at targets inside Syria on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in a rare daytime raid that killed at least one person. Syria's SANA state news agency said the country's air defenses shot down five missiles, adding that one person...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, speaks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Sept 3, 2018. Zarif said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. (SANA via AP)
September 03, 2018 - 11:43 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. Mohammad Javad Zarif's comments in Damascus were reported by Iran's semi-...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
September 02, 2018 - 12:52 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people last month is an "apparent war crime," an international rights group said Sunday. The report came days after U.N. human rights experts said all sides in the...
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September 02, 2018 - 9:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Turkey has named an al-Qaida affiliate in Syria a terror organization to include the group's rebranded name. The change comes amid discussions with Russia over how to treat the Levant Liberation Committee (Hay'at Tahrir al...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Syria Staffan de Mistura addresses the media during a conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' at the EU Council in Brussels. Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday, Aug. 30, that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government-held areas, a move that would in essence send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old war. De Mistura expresses fears of a “perfect storm” that could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million people, nearly half of whom arrived from elsewhere in Syria, in the region largely controlled by al-Qaida-linked fighters. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:51 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas — a move that would send many back into parts of Syria they once fled in its 7-1/2-year-old civil war. U.N. envoy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, smoke rises after a TNT bomb was thrown from a helicopter, hitting a rebel position during heavy fighting between troops loyal to president Bashar Assad and opposition fighters, in a neighbouring village to Kafr Nabuda, in the Idlib province countryside, Syria. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition’s only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over one million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of brutal civil war. (AP Photo/File)
August 30, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Turkey's president says his country is engaged in talks with Iran and Russia to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Syria's rebel-held region of Idlib similar to one that unfolded in Aleppo in 2016. Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke...
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