World Bulletin / News Desk
Foreign ministers who convened in Jeddah ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) discussed Syria and problems of Muslims in Myanmar.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu informed participants on his talks in Myanmar and Turkey's assistance to the region in the meeting.
Final declaration and four draft resolutions prepared by OIC officials will be presented to leaders in the extraordinary meeting of OIC that will be held in Mecca on Tuesday evening. The main topics in the final declaration are Syria, Myanmar, Mali, Palestine and Jerusalem.
The draft resolution about Syria confirmed that Syria's unity, sovereignty, independency and territorial integrity must be preserved, condemning bloodshed there. It highlighted that Syrian government was responsible for violence and bloodshed, urging end of violence and killings in the country.
The draft resolution about Myanmar called on the government of Myanmar to pursue a policy of reconciliation and rehabilitation covering all ethnical and religious components.
OIC SECRETARY GENERAL EXPRESSES HIS DEEP SADNESS FOR SYRIA
OIC chief, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has expressed his sadness for Syria where the regime forces and opposition groups have been fighting for almost 17 months.
Speaking at the OIC's extraordinary summit meeting in Mecca on Tuesday, Ihsanoglu said that Syria was having a journey in a tunnel with no light at its end.
"Unfortunately, Syria is experiencing a state of pitched battle that OIC has persistently has warned about. This is a result of turning a blind eye to people's rightful demands," said Ihsanoglu.
Ihsanoglu also said that they had been seeing sharp curving in the world of Islam.
Ihsanoglu called on the international community to take steps against what Israel has been doing in Jerusalem.
"Holy city Jerusalem has been witnessing hazardous attacks, particularly targeting the Islam identity at an unprecedented scale," said Ihsanoglu.
Ihsanoglu also called on the international community to assist Rohingya Muslims who are facing hard living conditions at the refugee camps in Bangladesh after escaping violence against them by Myanmar authorities due to their religion and ethnic identity.
Several ports are in rebel hands and fighting has made travelling by road perilous.
Turkey's relations with Tehran have already been strained by stark differences over Syria. Ankara upped the ante last week, saying it backs the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen against Houthi militants supported by Iran.
According to the source,Pro-Houthi brigade has disintegrated Ad Dali, brigade commander Abdullah Dabaan has fled.
Abu Mohamad al-Golani, leader of the Nusra front said residents of the northwestern city of Idlib would be treated well by his fighters and other Islamic factions that captured it on Saturday.
"They pushed from the Hajar Aswad area," one witness said, adding that the violence was ongoing. Yarmouk has been caught between government forces and Syrian insurgent groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front.
"The borders have been closed for traffic temporarily.. It's a precautionary move.. due to the violent events on the other side," the interior ministry said.
"Now is the time for the international community to insist on a better deal," he said in a televised statement in English.
The air strike hit Zintan, whose forces have sided with Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's government against the rival administration set up by forces who took over Tripoli in the summer during factional fighting in Libya.
With talks to cinch a deal on the horizon according to Iran, France says there is not enough to go ahead for a deal just yet
Abdollahian and Ban spoke on the sidelines of an international conference in Kuwait aimed at addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, IRNA reported.
United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council, thousands of people from some 100 countries in Syria and Iraq, there were also 6,500 in Afghanistan and hundreds more in Yemen, Libya, Pakistan and Somalia.
The operation by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim states is aimed at stopping the Houthis and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh winning control of the country and at reinstating Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement, nuclear talks to merit staying until Wednesday.
The negotiators ended talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne in the early hours of Wednesday and said they would reconvene later in the day, with Iran and Russia expressing optimism that an initial agreement was within reach.
The Mazraq camp for displaced people near Haradh was struck on Monday, humanitarian workers said. Some 200 people were wounded, dozens of them seriously, the International Organization for Migration said.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday pledged $500 million in humanitarian aid to help ease the crisis in Syria.