Russian, Syrian armed forces declare ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo

Russian, Syrian armed forces declare ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo

Russian and Syrian armed forces will pause attacks on the Syrian city of Aleppo for eight hours on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave the city, the Russian defence ministry said on Monday. But Moscow ruled out a lasting ceasefire, a step that Western governments have been demanding, saying that would only give […]

Humanitarian aid stuck as rising violence in Syria undermines fragile truce

Humanitarian aid stuck as rising violence in Syria undermines fragile truce

Both the United States and Russia said on Friday they wanted to extend the four-day-old ceasefire in Syria, even while an aid convoy for the city of Aleppo was stuck on the Turkish border and violence was increasingly undermining the truce. The provision of aid to what was Syria’s largest city before the war is […]

UN seeks humanitarian aid drop to Syrian civilians under bombardment

UN seeks humanitarian aid drop to Syrian civilians under bombardment

Regime air strikes killed dozens of civilians in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo Friday, as the UN Security Council prepared to discuss emergency aid drops to besieged areas in the war-torn country. The raids were the most intense in more than a week, with dozens of barrel bombs — crude, unguided explosive devices […]