More than 50,000 Syrians have joined a growing exodus of terrified civilians from east Aleppo, a monitor said on Wednesday, as the UN Security Council was set for emergency talks on fighting in the city.
Air strikes and clashes tested a fragile ceasefire in Syria on Friday as civilians waited for aid and the UN Security Council was to discuss whether to endorse the US-Russian truce.
The wounded and dazed Aleppo boy whose image has shocked the world became the focal point of a UN Security Council discussion as a top UN official and members of the council pleaded for humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city.
Qatar has strongly denounced the Syrian authorities’ move to prevent the International Independent Investigation Commission on Syria from entering the country in order to carry out its tasks.
The UN Security Council hastily met for closed-door talks on North Korea's failed test-firing of ballistic missiles, the latest defiance from Pyongyang of UN resolutions.
Iran said Thursday it would protest to the UN Security Council after it accused Saudi warplanes of deliberately bombing its embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
The UN Security Council is considering imposing further sanctions on North Korea after it carried out a nuclear test, the British ambassador said Wednesday.