Middle-East



US pledges $507 million for victims of Syria crisis

KUWAIT: The United States pledged $507 million toward addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an international summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.









Hadi fires Saleh’s son as UAE ambassador

SHARM AL-SHEIKH: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has fired his powerful predecessor’s son as ambassador to the UAE, a Yemeni official told Reuters.



UN chief Ban Ki-moon holds Baghdad talks

Baghdad: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and other top officials.



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