UN says Syrian refugees soaring to 3 million

2014-08-30 15:34:35

Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country later Friday, the UN refugee agency reported.

44 detained UN peacekeepers safe: spokesman

2014-08-30 09:47:59

The 44 UN peacekeepers detained Thursday in the Golan Heights are "safe and in good health," a UN spokesman told reporters here late Friday, quoting what he described as "credible sources."

1.6 million people displaced in Iraq: UN

2014-08-30 08:18:16

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that more than 1.6 million people in Iraq have been displaced since the start of the year, a UN spokesman said here on Friday.

Erdogan mandates Davutoglu to form new government

2014-08-29 10:55:33

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan formally asked former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday to form a new government and be his prime minister, CNN Turk news channel reported.

43 UN peacekeepers detained in Golan Heights

2014-08-29 10:15:32

Forty-three peacekeepers of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) operating in the Golan Heights separation area between Syria and Israel were detained by "armed elements" early Thursday after a heavy fighting between the Syrian armed forces and rebels, a UN spokesman told reporters.

In photos: Gaza healing from war after ceasefire

2014-08-28 08:18:54

The open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war between Israel and the Palestinians held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in his country's newspapers over a campaign in which no clear victor emerged.

Israel, Hamas claim 'victory' in Gaza war

2014-08-28 09:24:47

Israelis and Palestinians on Wednesday both claimed "victory" in the Gaza war, one day after the long-term cease-fire came into effect.

Gaza ceasefire significant step to ease tension: Chinese FM

2014-08-27 21:14:07

During a meeting with visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Karti, Wang called for resumption of peace talks between Palestine and Israel as soon as possible.

Afghan president will not attend NATO summit

2014-08-27 15:26:21

President Hamid Karzai will not attend a key NATO summit next week because of his disagreements with Washington over Afghan security needs after most foreign troops leave his country at the end of 2014.

Ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza Strip

2014-08-27 10:11:01

A new Gaza ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday at 7:00 am (0400 GMT), after an agreement, brokered by Egypt, reached between Israel and the Palestinian factions, including Hamas movement.

Three Chinese workers missing in Turkey: Chinese embassy

2014-08-26 10:01:32

Three Chinese workers went missing Sunday in southeastern Turkey and Chinese and Turkish sides are cooperating to rescue the workers, the Chinese embassy in Turkey said on Monday.

US prepares military options in Syria against IS

2014-08-26 09:40:59

The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, US officials said on Monday.