U.N. Seeks Aid for Growing Syria Refugee Crisis
The United Nations is unable to cope with an exploding Syrian refugee crisis that could see 3.5 million Syrians fleeing the country by the end of the year unless urgent appeals for more than $1 billion are met, the chief of the U.N.'s refugee agency said Thursday.
Iran, North Korea, Syria block U.N. arms trade treaty
UNITED NATIONS - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, complaining that it was flawed and failed to ban weapons sales to rebel groups.
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Israel and Turkey Explore Energy Ties
Israel's apology to Turkey will boost regional strategic coordination in coping with Syria's civil war, but it also has a compelling economic incentive: the possible export of billions of dollars of Israeli natural-gas reserves to Turkey and beyond, say analysts and officials.
RSF Names Names In Report On Online Spying
eldavojohn writes "Reporters without Borders has released a report on governments and the companies they employ to spy on their own citizens online. Syria and China were singled out as the worst with Iran, Bahrain and Vietnam not far behind. In addition, RSF named names when it came to the corporate entities (a market worth 5 billion dollars) that provided specific services to these oppressive governments: Gamma, Trovicor, Hacking Team, Amesys and Blue Coat. The report is aptly titled 'Enemies of the Internet' and, though lengthy, provides a detailed examination in the destruction of online rights as well as very specific attacks each government employs. RSF also noted the many attempted solutions to these problems and a link to their online survival kit."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
U.N. seeks $1.5 billion to address Syria crisis
GENEVA - The United Nations appealed on Wednesday for $1.5 billion to provide life-saving aid to Syrians suffering from a "dramatically deteriorating" humanitarian situation.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters