Syria: top envoys from Russia, Turkey, Iran arrive in Geneva

Russian, Iranian and Turkish Foreign ministers arrive in Geneva where they will meet the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. IMAGES

Sudan’s Bashir visits Damascus

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bachir visited Damascus on Sunday, in his first visit to Syria since the start of the conflict.

World news highlights in 2018

From devastating tales of heartache and destruction in Yemen and Syria, to a global sigh of relief as a young football team is rescued from a flooded cave, here’s a look at some world news highlights from 2018.

World news highlights in 2018

From devastating tales of heartache and destruction in Yemen and Syria, to a global sigh of relief as a young football team is rescued from a flooded cave, here’s a look at some world news highlights from 2018.

Syrian Kurds worry after Turkey announces military operation

Syrian Kurds worry after Turkey said it would launch a new operation in Syria within days against an American-backed Kurdish militia.

Syrian girl born without legs, walks again on prosthetics

Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp in Serjilla in northwestern Syria on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans. But now the girl, who was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, is walking on new prosthetics after undergoing treatment in Turkey.

UN listing gives lifeline to Syria’s last shadow puppeteer

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer crouches on stage, holding two intricate figures against a brightly lit silk screen and voicing their animated chatter to a group of children. Syrians last week received news that their war-battered country’s shadow theatre has secured a coveted place on the UN’s list of world treasures.

Rain worsens conditions of displaced Syrians in the north

In a makeshift camp in Sarmada in northern Syria, heavy rains have worsen the living conditions of refugees with children wading in the mud, sometimes preventing them from reaching the tents that are used as classrooms and when they attend school, they sit on the ground despite the cold and humidity.