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UN says 10.8 million Syrians need aid

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:10

The number of Syrians in urgent need of humanitarian aid has jumped to 10.8 million -- nearly half of Syria`s population of 22 million -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

`Syria committed to Iran`s participation in Geneva II meet`

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 07:33

Syria is committed to Iran`s participation in the upcoming Geneva II peace conference, the Syrian government said Sunday.

Sensex falls 651 pts as rupee drops on Syria tension, rating fears

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 16:35

Sensex Monday fell 651 points as the rupee once again breached the 68-mark to the dollar after a spate of negative news, including escalating tension in Syria.

Three million people in Syria in need of assistance: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 23:42

Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by two UN organisations.

Syria denies riot in Homs central prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 18:45

Syrian official news agency SANA denied on Wednesday media reports about riot at Homs`` central prison, claiming it is "absolutely untrue."