Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Syrian children walk together in the mud past tents at a camp for the displaced near the village of Shamarin, near the border with Turkey in the northern Aleppo province, on January 11, 2019. (File/AFP)
Updated 15 January 2019

Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

  • Eight of them had died as a result of freezing temperatures in the Rukban camp in southeastern Syria
  • Seven others died during the displacement from the extremist bastion of Hajjin, further north

BEIRUT: Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported Tuesday.
The UN Children Fund (UNICEF) said eight of them had died as a result of freezing temperatures in the Rukban camp in southeastern Syria and seven others during the displacement from the extremist bastion of Hajjin, further north.


UAE extends suspension of entry for valid visa holders abroad for two more weeks

Updated 02 April 2020

UAE extends suspension of entry for valid visa holders abroad for two more weeks

  • The statement added that the two-week period, which starts Thursday, could be renewed according to updates on the coronavirus pandemic

CAIRO: United Arab Emirates extended on Thursday the suspension of entry of all valid visa holders who are outside the country for two additional weeks, the state news agency reported.
The statement added that the two-week period, which starts Thursday, could be renewed according to updates on the coronavirus pandemic, and that this comes as a precautionary measure.