Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Fighters free hundredsAleppo bombing toll 257  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 07/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) BEIRUT: A coalition of Syrian rebels seized control on Thursday of most of Aleppo’s central prison, freeing hundreds of prisoners, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.More than 250 people have been killed in regime barrel bomb attacks on the city since Saturday.The Islamic Front and Al-Nusra Front announced an operation dubbed “Truthful Promise Approaches.”“All military fighters in bases must go to the front lines or they will be questioned and held accountable,” the groups said in a statement.It asked residents of “occupied areas” to stay away from government checkpoints and bases, saying they would be targeted.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that at least 257 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks on eastern Aleppo since Saturday, including 11 on Thursday.The dead include at least 76 children, according to the Britain-based group.Hundreds more have been wounded in the raids using the controversial unguided munitions, which have been condemned by rights groups as indiscriminateThe heavy casualty toll has sparked a mass exodus from the worst hit neighborhoods in the east of the city.US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad was making gains on the ground, but denied US policy in Syria was failing.“It’s fair to say that Assad has improved his position a little bit, yes. But he’s still not winning. This is a stalemate,” Kerry told CNN television in an interview.He was adamant, however, that America’s policy had not failed in the war-torn country, despite a mounting death toll in the three-year conflict. “The policy in Syria is just very challenging and very difficult,” Kerry added.Meanwhile, the United Nations and Syria have reached a deal to allow civilians to leave areas of Homs under army siege for more than 18 months, the provincial governor said Thursday.“A deal has been secured with the United Nations, under which civilians will be guaranteed an exit from the Old City neighborhoods very soon,” state news agency SANA reported, citing governor Talal Barazi.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 13 2016 - Saudi Arabia to work on reducing emissionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia realizes the importance of renewable energy in the economic and social growth, and all people have the right to have reliable energy sources.Additionally, the fossil fuel will ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Germany to offer USD 566mn in credits to IraqMENAFN
(MENAFN) Germany will offer USD 566mn worth of credit to Iraq in order to help it with the sharp downturn in global oil prices and its will do it best.Furthermore, Germany will stabilize Iraq with ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Qatar's consumption will grow to 39.6 percentMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's investments of its GDP increased to 39.6 percent in Q2 last year from 32.4 percent in 2014 on stable government capital spending.Moreover, the nation's consumption grew to 20.8 ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Suspected jihadist will not recover Swiss passportThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The Swiss Federal Criminal Court has upheld the decision of the Swiss Attorney General’s Office to confiscate the Swiss passport and identifying ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Turkey praises planned Syria cessation of hostilitiesThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey has praised an agreement between major powers to cease hostilities in Syria to provide humanitarian aid as “an important step” toward ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Split over PYD continues between US TurkeyThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The split betweenAnkaraand Washington over the designation of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) continues to rumble on though U.S. Secretary of ...

 Feb 13 2016 - Turkey to provide 1.5 million in health aid to GazaThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey has said it has transferred $1.5 million to the WHO’s Palestine Representation in order to assist health institutions in Gaza. The announcement ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Turkey Iran to boost dialogue says diplomatThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Turkey and Iran have agreed to continue “enhancing dialogue” a Foreign Ministry official told Anadolu Agency on Friday. Umit Yalcin's remarks ...

 Feb 12 2016 - Turkish FM: Russian airstrikes rule out Syria cease fireThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said peace could not be maintained in Syria unless Russia halts its airstrikes. Speaking to the media ahead of ...

 Feb 12 2016 - CIA: Islamic State has chemical weaponsThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The director of the Central Intelligence Agency said Islamic State fighters in Syria have used chemical weapons. John Brennan said there are a number of ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help