UN opens probe into Syria aid convoy attack

UN opens probe into Syria aid convoy attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced he is setting up a board of inquiry to investigate the bombing of an aid convoy in Syria last week that killed 18 people. US officials have said that Russian planes carried out the air strikes on September 19 that hit the 31-truck convoy bringing aid to a […]

US says Russia ‘responsible’ for attack on Syria aid convoy

US says Russia ‘responsible’ for attack on Syria aid convoy

The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, but Russia denied involvement. The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked an aid convoy near Aleppo in a strike that shattered a one-week truce, U.S. officials said on […]

Attack on Indian Check Posts

Attack on Indian Check Posts

  A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes Monday as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed, and U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. The U.S. initially brushed off Damascus’ assertions and said it was prepared to extend the agreement, while Russia — after blaming […]

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees

French authorities on Wednesday banned a massive aid convoy headed to Calais to help desperate migrants camped out in the northern port town, citing concerns over disruption to the “public order”. The 250-vehicle convoy was expected to reach Calais on Saturday after months of planning, according to organisers. As many as 5,000 refugees and migrants […]

First aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian town of Daraya since 2012

First aid convoy reaches besieged Syrian town of Daraya since 2012

 The besieged Syrian town of Daraya, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus where President Bashar al-Assad has refused to allow aid to starving Syrians, got its first U.N. aid convoy since 2012 on Wednesday. Russia’s Defence Ministry said it had coordinated a 48-hour local ceasefire, a “regime of calm”, with the Syrian authorities and with the United […]