UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria

AMMAN: A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to the border with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, a member of the camp’s local council said. “The first convoys have entered the camp,” said Abu Abdullah, a member of

Israeli PM condemns Khashoggi killing but keeps focus on Iran

An Israeli official on Friday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul "despicable" but said that co-operating with Riyadh against their common foe Iran was Israel's priority. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz's remarks appeared to break with Israeli government reticence over last month's killing, which has

Russia says Nusra militants trying to wreck deal over Syria’s Idlib – Ifax

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday accused Nusra militants in Syria's Idlib Province of trying to wreck a Russo-Turkish initiative to create a demilitarised zone in the insurgent-held region, the Interfax news agency reported. "There are still Nusra militants in Idlib who are not stopping their attempts to wreck the

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