Syria conflict: China calls for political solution to end crisis, allow Syrian refugees to return home
China's Wang Yi is calling for a political solution to end Syria's crisis saying once the country's security conditions improve refugees will start returning to their country.
US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, more than double a previous 30-day toll.
As of March 2017, a United Nations Report accused the government of South Sudan of continuing to spend its oil revenue on the purchase of arms.
Nikki Haley visited a refugee camp in Jordan to get a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war; she said that the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of people displaced.
Pentagon chief Jim Mattis stressed on Friday that the United States is not getting more involved in Syria's civil war.
A senior White House foreign policy official has pushed a plan to partition Libya, and once drew a picture of how the country could be divided into three areas on a napkin during a meeting with a European diplomat.
The UN called on Thursday for an urgent ceasefire in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus, to allow in desperately needed aid and avoid a repeat of the devastation seen in Aleppo.
Syria chemical attack: Russian officials claim air strike hit 'terrorist warehouse' containing 'toxic substances'
A Syrian air strike hit a "terrorist warehouse" containing "toxic substances", Moscow said on Wednesday, a day after a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwest Syria that killed scores of civilians.
The Twitter account of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, who garnered followers worldwide with her updates from Aleppo, has become inactive on the micro-blogging site as government forces advance into the city's rebel-controlled areas.
The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $22.2 billion (20.9 billion euros) to provide aid in 2017 to surging numbers of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world.
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President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria's brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo.
There is no precise official toll of how many died, either in the recent fighting in Juba or in the wider war that began in December 2013.
At least 36,000 people have fled their homes in Juba since heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese capital on Friday, said the United Nations.
Heavy fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire again.
Friday's violence in South Sudan is yet another blow to a shaky peace deal that has so far failed to end the civil war that broke out in December 2013.
The conflict in South Sudan was characterised by widespread atrocities including mass killings, rape and torture, Amnesty said.
As Liberia's security forces take over Thursday from UN peacekeepers for the first time since civil war ended 13 years ago, national pride is mixed with fears the underfunded police are not up to the task.
In Sri Lanka, huge numbers of minority Tamils went missing during the war after being arrested by security services.