Officials pose for a photograph during the third Brussels conference on "supporting future of Syria and the region" at the European Council in Brussels on Thursday. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP
Even as it fought Daesh, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces also came under threat from Damascus, which has sworn to retake the third of the country the SDF controls.
US-backed forces battled Daesh group on Saturday as the holdout militants clung to the last dregs of their crumbling “caliphate” in eastern Syria.
International donors are gathering in Brussels hoping to drum up $9 billion to help Syrians uprooted by the country's bloody civil war, as European countries warn the money must not prop up President Bashar Al Assad.
The biggest UN humanitarian convoy yet to operate inside Syria has successfully distributed aid to 40,000 desperate people in a hard-to-access desert camp near the country’s southern border with Jordan, the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced on Friday.
“Break the fast at Iftar by eating three dates. The reason is that after many hours of fasting, the body needs a source of energy like simple sugars or carbohydrates that it can burn up fast for a quick burst of energy. This provides glucose to all cells, especially the brain and the nervous system.”
The stunning performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in the parliamentary elections in India surprised Indian expatriates across the UAE. While the opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) were expecting a favourable result with the help of regional parties, the landslide victory to BJP and its partners pleasantly surprised Modi’s supporters in the UAE.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) announced that 41 million people across the world have benefited from its Spreading Education & Knowledge initiatives and programmes that amounted to Dhs628 million in 2018.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has said that the UAE’s celebration of the annual “Zayed Humanitarian Work Day,” reflects the country’s commitment to the Founding Father’s legacy in humanitarian and charitable work.