Showing posts with label Syria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Syria. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

COP 23: Syria will join Paris Climate Accord

Syrian representatives at the 23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 23) in Bonn have announced that their country will belatedly join the Paris Climate Accord, German media dpa and Spiegel reported on Tuesday.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Le secteur touristique en Turquie continue à souffrir

Le secteur touristique en Turquie n'a pas fini de manger son pain noir. Les revenus issus de cette activité ont en effet reculé de 17,1% au premier trimestre par rapport à la même période de 2016, selon des statistiques officielles publiées vendredi.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Crude Prices Jump after US Strikes on Syria

Oil prices rallied on Friday after the United States launched a missile strike against Syria, sparking fears that an escalation of the conflict in the crude-rich Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Palmyra’s World Heritage Site May Not Be as Damaged as Feared

After months of occupation by Daesh terrorists, historians worried that Palmyra’s ancient wonders had been completely destroyed, but the havoc is not as bad as was originally feared, according to Syria’s antiquities chief.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Russia’s Tu-154 Crashed Seven Minutes After Take Off – Source

Russia’s Tu-154 aircraft crashed in the Black Sea just under seven minutes after takeoff from the resort city of Sochi, a source in law enforcement agencies told RIA Novosti Sunday.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Israel's Dead Sea will dry out by 2050: experts

The world famous Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and also the planet's saltiest body of water will dry out by the year 2050, experts have warned.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UNESCO: Archaeological sites of Palmyra still retain much of their authenticity

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced on Wednesday that the ancient city of Palmyra preserves had suffered significant damage at the hands of ISIS terrorist, but that the archaeological sites retain much of their authenticity.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UNESCO approved a Russian resolution on the restoration of Palmyra

The Executive Board of UNESCO approved the proposed by Russia resolution on the issue of conservation and restoration of Palmyra and other cultural sites in Syria. As reported TASS in the Secretariat of an international organization, the initiative was approved unanimously.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Palmyra ruins generally 'in good shape' - Syria antiquities chief

Ancient artefacts in the city of Palmyra are in much better shape than expected, Syria's antiquities chief said Sunday after regime forces recaptured the desert oasis from the Islamic State group.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Palmyra Castle partially damaged due to ISIS deliberate acts of demolition

The archaeological Palmyra Castle was found to have sustained massive damage deliberately inflicted by ISIS terrorists before they have fled deep into Tadmur (Palmyra) city.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Jordan says unable to support Syrian refugees alone

Jordan said Sunday it is incapable of servicing Syrian refugees without support from the international community, reported the state-run Petra news agency.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ethiopia drought 'as bad for children as Syria's war'

The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Turkey’s first nuclear power plant project enters uncertain period amid Syria row

Uncertainties are rising over controversial nuclear power plant project in Turkey’s Akkuyu, for which Russia has spent $3 billion so far, amid rows between Turkey and Russia over Syria.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Israel Discovers Enormous Oil Deposit in Occupied Golan Heights

Israeli oil prospectors have discovered a large oil deposit in the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory which it has occupied since 1967.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects

Jordan signed a 30 million euros soft loan agreement with the German Development Bank to finance water projects, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Dust storm causes flight cancellations in Cyprus

Thick desert dust affecting Cyprus for a second day forced the cancellation of landings at Larnaca airport on the southeastern shores of the island, an official said on Tuesday.

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNESCO chief, Sisi discuss looting, destruction of region's antiquities

 The head of UNESCO told Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Friday that she was ready to cooperate with the Egyptian authorities, a presidential spokesman said.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ninety-six percent of Syria’s declared chemical weapons destroyed (UN-OPCW mission chief)

 UN, 4 September 2014 – The Special Coordinator for the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) told the Security Council today that 96 percent of Syria’s declared stockpile, including the most dangerous chemicals, had been destroyed and preparation were underway to destroy the remaining 12 production facilities.

“This is a chemical weapons disarmament process, it’s been unique,” said Sigrid Kaag after her final briefing to the Security Council in her capacity as the head of the joint mission dealing with Syria’s chemical weapons, which is winding up its work at the end of September.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Syria's worst chemical arms neutralized: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A specially equipped US ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tonnes of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday.

It said the Cape Ray, equipped with the US-developed Field Deployable Hydrolysis System, neutralized 581.5 metric tonnes of DF, a sarin precursor chemical, and 19.8 metric tonnes of HD, an ingredient of sulfur mustard, while afloat in the Mediterranean.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Progress made on destruction of chemical weapons outside Syria (UNSC president)

There has been "good progress" on the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon materials outside the country, UK's Permanent Representative to the UN Mark Lyall Grant, who holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for August, told reporters here on Tuesday.

Lyall Grant made the remarks after a briefing to the 15-member Council behind closed doors via video teleconference by Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator for the United Nations - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Mission.

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