Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Syria

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) Today, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced her determination that an extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Syria was warranted pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act.  After carefully reviewing conditions in Syria with interagency partners, Secretary Nielsen determined that the ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions that support … Continue reading Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Syria

Russia-sponsored Syria meeting starts in Sochi

MOSCOW /January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Russia’s foreign minister opened a Moscow-sponsored peace conference for Syria on Tuesday by saying that time is ripe to end the “painful” conflict the war-torn Arab country. Key Syrian opposition and rebels groups, however, boycotted the gathering which Moscow described as an effort to speed up political settlement for Syria. Sergey … Continue reading Russia-sponsored Syria meeting starts in Sochi

Aid groups: 8,500 Syrians still held in Jordanian no-go camp

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan /January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— International aid groups say about 8,500 Syrians are still locked up behind barbed wire in a no-go section of Jordan‘s second-largest refugee camp, despite initial assurances in 2016 the arrangement is temporary. The Jordan INGO Forum, an alliance of 60 groups, asked Jordan to expedite security screenings of … Continue reading Aid groups: 8,500 Syrians still held in Jordanian no-go camp

Turkey detains medics for speaking against Syria offensive

ANKARA, Turkey/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Turkey‘s state-run news agency says senior members of a medical association who spoke out against Ankara’s military offensive in a Syrian Kurdish enclave have been detained. Anadolu Agency says the chief of the Turkish Medical Association and seven others were detained in Tuesday’s police operations for breach of Turkey’s anti-terror laws. … Continue reading Turkey detains medics for speaking against Syria offensive

Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted talks

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Intense clashes erupted Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria as Kurdish forces tried to enter the area a day after it was captured by Turkish troops. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill, separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Syria violence overshadows Russia-hosted talks

Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

KILIS, Turkey/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the day before as Syrian Kurdish militiamen were trying to reclaim it. Turkish military officials cancelled a government-organized press tour to Bursayah Hill separating the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, … Continue reading Fighting flares up on hill Turkey seized in Syria offensive

Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Movie star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria’s long-running civil war and saying that “humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution.” Children crowded around the U.S. actress as she spoke in a patch of muddy space … Continue reading Angelina Jolie calls for end to Syria war, meets refugees