Russia: 79,702 civilians evacuated from Syria’s eastern Ghouta

Children wait to be evacuated from Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Syrian Red Crescent buses on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus on March 19, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Russia: 79,702 civilians evacuated from Syria’s eastern Ghouta

MOSCOW: The total number of civilians, mostly children, who have been evacuated from Syria’s besieged eastern Ghouta district since the start of a humanitarian operation has risen to 79,702, Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday.
It said in a statement posted on its website that on Monday, 6,046 civilians left the district via humanitarian corridors.


Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

Updated 19 April 2019
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Trump spoke with Abu Dhabi crown prince on Thursday: White House

  • The two leaders discussed Washington’s continued support for the UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said in a statement.
The two leaders discussed Washington’s “continued support for the United Arab Emirates’ national defense, strengthening alliances in the region, and the impact of the Administration’s crippling sanctions on Iran,” the statement said.
“They also spoke about UAE’s contributions to the global energy markets as a reliable supplier of oil,” it said.