$1.3 bln Pledged at Syria Meeting

$1.3 bln Pledged at Syria Meeting

Donors meeting in Kuwait pledged nearly $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian war, which the UN chief said had left half the population in need of urgent help. The meeting comes just a week before the so-called ‘Geneva II’ peace meeting aimed at finding a political solution to the 34-month conflict […]

Ban Ki Moon Demands Mursi’s Release

Ban Ki Moon Demands Mursi’s Release

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for the release of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Mursi as his supporters and the military who toppled him sought to defuse soaring tensions ahead of rival rallies. Ban demanded that Mursi and his high-level backers “be released or have their cases reviewed transparently without delay,” said deputy UN spokesman Eduardo […]

Annan quits as Syria violence rages

Annan quits as Syria violence rages

International envoy Kofi Annan is stepping down, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced “with deep regret,” his April peace plan for Syria in tatters in the face of raging violence. Rebels shelled an air base used by regime forces to pound the northern city of Aleppo, as a human rights group reported that the bodies of […]

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