Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Aid Group Wants More Access to Syria [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Aid Group Wants More Access to Syria [Derived Headline]

Article excerpt

Aid group wants more access to Syria

BEIRUT - A general director of Doctors Without Borders is calling for greater access for humanitarian aid in Syria to help people affected by the country's civil war.

Christopher Stokes also urged the international community to show the same urgency to secure access for such assistance as it did to rid Syria of its chemical weapons.

Mr. Stokes said the recent access granted to weapons inspectors proves areas that have long been sealed-off can be opened if the political will exists.

Doctors Without Borders currently only operates in opposition- held areas. Mr. Stokes said today that Damascus has not authorized the group to work in government-controlled territory.

Iran offers nuclear 'breakthrough' plan

GENEVA - Declaring that Iran no longer wants to "walk in the dark" of international isolation, Iranian negotiators put forward what they called a potential breakthrough plan today at the long- stalled talks on easing fears that Tehran wants atomic arms.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said the Iranian plan's formal name was "An End to the Unnecessary Crisis and a Beginning for Fresh Horizons." He described it as having many new ideas but added negotiators had agreed to keep the details confidential during the morning bargaining session.

"We think that the proposal we have made has the capacity to make a breakthrough," he told reporters.

Action flick pulled for cursing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Moviegoers in the United Arab Emirates saw the screen turn black as frazzled officials broke up the screening of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action flick after a character was heard cursing in Arabic in the movie.

The National, a state-backed newspaper, reported Monday that the Dubai Media Council asked theaters in the Emirates to halt the screening of the "Escape Plan. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.