More than 270,000 displaced by southern Syria fighting

Syria: United Nations says number of displaced in south-west has reached 270,000

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein warned, meanwhile, that many civilians in Syria were at risk of being trapped between government forces, rebels and Islamic State which has a small foothold there-an outcome he said would be a "catastrophe".

"I look forward to a frank discussion to discuss how to arrive at a ceasefire as soon as possible", Safadi said.

Syria's regime and its ally Russian Federation resumed air strikes on the south of the country yesterday after rebels said talks over a government takeover had "failed".

But it is simultaneously brokering talks with opposition fighters that have seen more than 30 towns agree to fall back under regime control so that bombing stops.

However, shelling and battles continued in other areas in the western countryside of Daraa, according to the observatory report.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday there were "divisions among rebel groups" over whether to agree to the terms proposed by Russian Federation.

"The abject refusal by Jordanian authorities to allow asylum seekers to seek protection not only goes against their worldwide legal obligations, but against basic human decency", Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said.

This development comes days after the United Nations human rights office and refugee agency UNHCR urged Jordan to open its border to Syrians trying to escape an escalating conflict in the southwest region of Deraa.

More news: Millions of private Gmail messages read by third parties

The strategic area was ostensibly protected by a ceasefire agreed by the US, Jordan, and Russian Federation just under a year ago, but President Bashar al-Assad is dead-set on retaking it.

Late on Saturday, the Jordanian government said its army had also started delivering humanitarian aid to thousands who had taken shelter across the frontier.

Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday that talks with Russian Federation aimed at a comprehensive cease-fire in Deraa, and Quneitra, in southern Syria, had failed.

Russia insisted the army would return to its pre-2011 positions, and local police would take over towns in coordination with Russian military police.

Under the deal offered, rebels would hand over medium and heavy weapons and Syrian state institutions would resume work.

"The time has come for the conscience of humanity to wake up after the greatest crime in history is being committed against the Syrian people", he said in a statement on Sunday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday there were "divisions among rebel groups" over whether to agree to the terms proposed by Russian Federation.

Related News:



Most liked

France bounces past Uruguay into World Cup semifinals
So the Three Lions first ever penalty shoot-out victory at a World Cup will still stand. The 1998 champions will next face either Brazil or Belgium on Tuesday in St.

Iowa Lawmakers Share Their Thoughts on Scott Pruitt’s Resignation
But despite boasts of slashing red tape and promoting job creation, Pruitt had a mixed record of producing real-world results. Pruitt joins the ranks of former Trump administration officials forced to resign in disgrace, raising questions about why Mr.

England end penalty jinx to edge Colombia in shootout
At least it did not Tuesday night, outlasting a game and rugged Colombia , 4-3, in a shootout after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Dan Underhill, 38, from Gillingham, Kent, said "it's got to be" when asked if this was England's best opportunity in decades.

SUPREME SHOWDOWN: Trump Creates CONFIRMATION Team as the Left Vows to Fight
Eager to build suspense, Trump wouldn't divulge whom he's talking to in advance of his big announcement, set for July 9. Manchin, Donnelly and Heitkamp are Democrats from states Trump won in 2016.

Trump to revoke Obama policy using race in school admissions
Sessions issued a memo barring Justice Department components from using guidance documents to circumvent the rulemaking process. Schools could also lose funding from the Education Department if they don't practice race-blind admission processes.

Iran Says US Plan To End Its Oil Exports A "Fantasy"
Iran has asked the European countries to come up with a new economic package to offset the USA sanctions and preserve the accord. On Monday, Fox News elevated the story , citing Fars. "Iran's incomes and expenses are clear, so their claim is unfounded".

Samsung Users Report Their Phones Are Text Messaging Pictures to Random Contacts
He wrote that the app was sending scheduled messages early, that some messages were ending up in wrong threads. Unfortunately, these updates may have interacted badly with Samsung's Messages app , according to the report .

Why LeBron James Chose Los Angeles Lakers Over All Other Teams
But the Warriors obtained Kevin Durant after that loss and Golden State has gone 8-1 against the Cavs in the two NBA Finals since. The power forward shot 45.8% from the field, and served as a nice complement to the all-around playing style of LeBron James .

President Trump Pushing Saudi Arabia To Produce More Oil
The Opec oil producers' group agreed to increase output, as did Russian Federation , but this failed to reassure markets. While the market was prepared for wide swing after the OPEC meeting, the outcome had initially limited the price impact.

White House's Bolton: North Korea nuclear program can be dismantled in year
A former admiral has sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, the White House said on Saturday. "Now, is it possible?" Last week, Trump underscored the point of "total denuclearization", while noting that it "has already started taking place".

Record level heat expected Sunday with unsafe heat indices
The best day of the week, right now, looks to be next Saturday when temperatures drop a few degrees and humidity lowers a bit. He said a cold front will begin to move into ME on Friday , with temperatures expected to drop into the 70s by Saturday .

Why FSU Football needs LeBron James to leave Cleveland again
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports James has agreed to a massive four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers. LeBron James is headed to Los Angeles and National Basketball Association fans have a lot to say about it.

Spain's Andres Iniesta retires from global football following World Cup exit
The last 10 minutes of the match I lost 10 years of my life but in the end, we are through to the quarterfinal". It was also the ninth time that Spain have failed to beat a host of a World Cup or European Championships.

NBA Draft: Cavs Make The Right Pick In PG Collin Sexton
That doesn't even include Clint Capela, who is a restricted free agent after a season in which he was Houston's third-best player. Smith's blunder at the end of regulation in Game 1 coming to symbolize James as Atlas struggling to hold up the sky.

Oldest living WWII vet's bank account emptied by thieves
The supercentenarian is known for his love of Tampa Sweet cigars (he says he never inhales the smoke), whiskey, coffee and Dr. Cousin Volma Overton declined to say how much was stolen but said it was a "significant amount of money".