World Bulletin / News Desk
The Chairman of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdulbasit Seyda on Tuesday said that they wanted an urgent solution of the Syrian problem out of the United Nations (UN).
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA) in southern province of Kilis where he and an accompanying delegation have arrived to meet Syrians staying in the province, Seyda said that they wanted a speedy declaration to announce certain no-fly zones in Syria.
"We want safe corridors that go into the heartland of Syria. We want logistics support from Turkey to take place urgently and this support to go through safe corridors," Seyda stated.
Touching on Lakhdar Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister and longtime UN diplomat, who replaced Kofi Annan as the joint UN and Arab League special envoy on Syria, Seyda said that "Brahimi was an experienced diplomat but that the issue of Syria was not one that he could solve on his own."
In regard to various reactions in Turkey on Syria, Seyda stressed that the incidents taking place in Syria did not merely affect the Turkish government but could have an impact on whole Turkey.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby downplayed any disconnect with the White House and said U.S. officials were constantly reviewing Syria options
Kiir will be accompanied on his visit by a number of South Sudanese government ministers and officials.
Announcement follows unprecedented talks between Myanmar’s military, political leaders, major opposition parties
Tension has run high across the occupied West Bank since the Wednesday shooting of an extremist Jewish rabbi in Jerusalem
A perforation made in a subterranean water source during mining activities seemed to have caused the flooding
Al-Ahram said Egyptian authorities asked Moussa Ibrahim to leave the country at the request of the Libyan government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni
A fire broke out at France's public radio headquarters in Paris, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been underway
Rula Ghani, spouse of Afghanistan's new president Ashraf Ghani, have already critised some Islamic norms welcomed by Afghan society.
At least 300 ISIL militants were killed and scores of vehicles captured in clashes
South Sudan has been shaken by violence since last December, when Kiir accused sacked vice president Riek Machar of leading a failed coup attempt against his regime.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Friday to press President Blaise Compaore to step down, a day after the army dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of violent mass protests.
Erekat's statement came during a meeting with foreign officials in the West Bank city of Jericho
Catalan head Artur Mas plans to hold the Nov. 9 ballot, marshalled by volunteers, in place of a non-binding referendum on independence declared illegal by the Constitutional Court.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments show how the threat posed by ISIL has pushed some Shi'ites and Sunnis to overcome their sectarian differences and face a common enemy
The fresh violence comes amid rising tension in the holy city after Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
The absence of the three Muslim leaders means that only the majority Orthodox Christian countries will be represented