Israel will retaliate against violations of its territory, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says in e-mailed statement. * Earlier story: Israel Providing Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Villages, Ya’alon Says NSN MX8C926S972X <GO> * NOTE: Israeli troops fired into Syria yday after mortar hit Israeli-held part of Golan * NOTE: Israel captured southern section of Golan from Syria in 1967, later annexed it in a move that is not internationally recognized
The Syrian civil war is creating a generation of traumatized, isolated and under-educated children who are vulnerable to exploitation and recruitment by armed groups, the United Nations said in a report.
Israel and Saudi Arabia strongly opposed the recent agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, in part because they fear it will remake the Middle East to their detriment. It is up to Iran to prove them wrong, and that can start in Syria.
The typhoon that killed thousands of people in the Philippines has energized debate about whether rich nations should compensate poor ones for climate-related losses, a proposal the U.S. and European Union are resisting.
As hundreds of thousands of Filipinos struggled to find food, water, shelter and the bodies of loved ones in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, China quickly dipped into its world-leading $3.7 trillion of currency reserves and came up with … all of $100,000.
Mubarak Alajji, a Qatari teacher, posted on Twitter in June that his campaign to aid Syrians caught up in the civil war had collected more than $170,000. He then went there to see how the money was used.
The goal of convening a Syrian peace conference was thwarted by opposition groups that aren’t ready to negotiate a political solution to the country’s civil war, United Nations special envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said.