World Bulletin / News Desk
The number of refugees fleeing Syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday, far surpassing its previous forecast of 185,000 reached in August.
About 294,000 Syrian refugees fleeing 18 months of conflict in their homeland have already crossed into four neighbouring countries - Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey - or await registration there, it said.
"This plan provides for up to 700,000," Panos Moumtzis, regional refugee coordinator for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, told a news briefing.
On Tuesday, Trump will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank, visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem and give a speech at the Israel Museum.
Envoy arrives in Yemeni capital in hopes of reviving stalled peace talks and concluding Ramadan cease-fire
The coalition now has control of the six largest Iranian cities, including Tehran, the holy city of Mashhad and tourist hotspot Isfahan -- and could capture more when final results are announced.
Sunday's protesters, who flooded Aden from several southern provinces, defended Zoubeidi's council, chanting "Independence is our objective" as they marched.
Gun battle erupted Saturday when Indian soldiers intercepted militants in Nowgam sector crossing over from Pakistan
Hamas says U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks at Riyadh summit mentioning it alongside terror groups are biased
Riyadh summit is attended by Trump along with leaders and representatives of 55 Islamic countries
Ebrahim Raisi, a 56-year-old jurist and cleric, had sent hundreds of pages of documents supporting his allegations of poll violations
The center to be stablished under the MoU aims to monitor money transfers to and from Middle East and North Africa
Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with Islamic leaders later in the day
President Donald Trump in a meeting with Sisi said that "safety seems to be very strong" in Egypt, which has seen deadly bombings and attacks in past months
Egypt has destroyed a total of 27 tunnels linking Sinai to blockaded Gaza Strip since January
"The message of our people has been very clearly expressed. The Iranian people have chosen the path of engagement with the world, far from extremism," he said on state television.
The Boston-headquartered firm said the agreements were inked in the presence of King Salman and Trump, who has chosen Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since taking office in January.