The Syrian civil war has led more than 3 million to flee the country, according to the UN. The organization's commission for refugees fears that without more aid, neighboring countries could turn more refugees away.
The UN's top mediator has urged the Russian president to push Damascus to accept new elections. Staffan de Mistura warned that time is ticking and failure to move forward on peace talks risks the country's future.
Demonstrators at the US embassy in Beirut were met with tear gas as they protested US President Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Rallies also took place elsewhere around the globe.
State interior ministers have agreed that the current ban on deporting Syrians back to their native country will remain in force for at least another year. Some states had proposed ending the ban in mid-2018.
The United Nations has appealed for $22.5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to more than 90 million people next year. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have driven up the estimated aid total to a record level.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version