Humanitarian assistance

This frame grab from video released Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, and provided by Furat FM, a Syrian Kurdish activist-run media group, shows U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters advance in Raqqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing from eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time in weeks after launching their offensive against Islamic State group fighters there. (Furat FM, via AP)
August 11, 2017 - 10:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5 p.m. Turkey has introduced new regulations at a border crossing with northwestern Syria, allowing only the transport of humanitarian aid, after an al-Qaida-linked group took control of the Syrian post. President Recep Tayyip...
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July 22, 2017 - 8:44 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry said Saturday an agreement has been reached with the Syrian opposition on the boundaries for a de-escalation zone for the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, after days of intense fighting and bombardment in the area. The ministry statement did not give...
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July 12, 2017 - 8:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. said Wednesday it is using newly opened land routes to expand food deliveries to areas around the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, where U.S.-backed forces are battling Islamic State militants in their self-declared capital. The new access has allowed the World Food Programme...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears at news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is renewing an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 06, 2017 - 4:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has renewed an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin later this week. In a statement Wednesday , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears at news conference at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is renewing an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 05, 2017 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday renewed an offer to cooperate with Russia in the Syrian conflict, including on military matters, ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin later this week. In a statement, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
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June 30, 2017 - 2:17 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Nearly a half-million people who were displaced within Syria by the war have returned to their homes, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday, pointing to a "notable trend of spontaneous returns" this year. UNHCR says aid agencies estimate that more than 440,000 internally displaced...
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File--In this April 14, 2014 photo, Hamamatou Harouna, 10, crawls to the restroom on the grounds of the Catholic Church where she and hundreds of others found refuge in Carnot, Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities in Central African Republic are at high risk during attacks and forced displacement, facing neglect in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
June 22, 2017 - 6:36 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital. "I said, 'Take the children. You go to the camp. I am handicapped. I can't flee like the others. If something happens to me, at...
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File--In this April 14, 2014 photo, Hamamatou Harouna, 10, crawls to the restroom on the grounds of the Catholic Church where she and hundreds of others found refuge in Carnot, Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities in Central African Republic are at high risk during attacks and forced displacement, facing neglect in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
June 22, 2017 - 6:15 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital. "I said, 'Take the children. You go to the camp. I am handicapped. I can't flee like the others. If something happens to me, at...
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June 21, 2017 - 6:26 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United...
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June 21, 2017 - 5:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the U.N...
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