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  • Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • UN General Assembly chief 'optimistic' about Syria talks 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 12:55 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about negotiations on a Syria peace deal because the main powers with a stake in the conflict share the goal of defeating Islamic State extremists.