A UN envoy in charge of protecting children in armed conflict on Tuesday said that she was alarmed by the rising number of child casualties in Yemen, calling on all warring sides to "avoid creating new risks for children".
Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared on Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials said.
Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said it's urgent to find a solution to the four-year-long Syrian crisis soon, as it is now "imposing a heavy burden" on humanitarian efforts.
A total of 44 people were killed, including women and children, and more than 20 others wounded Tuesday when extremist groups attacked a pro-government town in central Syria, according to Syria's national TV.
Officials say that Iran and six world powers are close to ending the latest round of nuclear talks with a statement that lacks specifics accompanied by documents outlining more detailed understandings.