Future of Syrian ceasefire remains uncertain

Future of Syrian ceasefire remains uncertain

The fate of a reported nationwide truce for Syria was unclear Thursday, following talks between Moscow and Ankara, despite Turkish state media saying a deal had been reached. The state-run Anadolu news agency said late Wednesday the agreed plan aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo to the whole country, but neither […]

Egypt to hand over Egypt Air crash victims’ remains

Egypt to hand over Egypt Air crash victims’ remains

Egypt’s state prosecutor has ordered that the remains of the victims of the May 19 crash of EgyptAir flight 804 be handed over to their relatives, his office said Saturday. The Airbus A320 had been en route from Paris to Cairo when it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 on board, among them 40 […]

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They […]