Pope Francis meets father of Alan Kurdi, drowned Syrian toddler

ARBIL: Pope Francis on his last night in Iraq met the father of Alan Kurdi, the drowned Syrian Kurdish toddler who became a symbol of the plight of migrants. The photos of Alan’s tiny body, washed up on a Turkish

Over half of Syrian children deprived of education: UN

DAMASCUS: More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ruins or controlled by fighters. The figures are a sharp rise from previous estimates

Turkey won’t give Syrian troops more ground in Idlib: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said his country will not encourage Syrian forces to gain extra territories in a northern Syrian province on Tuesday, one day after tensions between the Turkish and Syrian forces killed soldiers on both sides. Turkish