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World - Region
2/17/2023 6:14:49 PM
Nearly two weeks after a massive earthquake leveled tens of thousands of buildings and displaced millions of people in Turkey and Syria, many are still struggling to fulfill their basic needs and some are bedding down in tents, factories, train cars, and greenhouses.

World - Region
2/17/2023 2:21:19 PM
More than 140 trucks carrying desperately-needed aid have crossed into rebel-held northwestern Syria from Turkey since a giant earthquake devastated the region last week, the United Nations said Friday.

World - Region
2/17/2023 1:38:37 PM
Syrian refugees living in Turkey sought to get back to their war-torn country on Friday after swathes of their adopted homes were destroyed by last week's earthquake.

World - Region
2/16/2023 5:13:24 PM
A Turkish volunteer runs down a pile of rubble, dragging a Syrian man with a bloodied face as anger builds and migrant tensions soar across quake-shattered regions.

World - Region
2/16/2023 3:41:38 PM
Syria could face dangerous outbreaks of disease in the wake of last week's devastating earthquake if hundreds of thousands of displaced people do not get permanent housing soon, the Red Cross' global chief said Thursday, as Syrians struggle to receive humanitarian aid amid the mounting crisis.

World - Region
2/16/2023 9:36:01 AM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel Sunday to Turkey to discuss support after a massive earthquake, his first trip to the NATO ally which has had turbulent relations with Washington.

World - Region
2/15/2023 7:21:14 PM
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday pledged an additional $50 million in assistance to quake-hit Syria, the official WAM news agency said, bringing the total value of pledges to more than $100 million.

World - Region
2/15/2023 4:53:29 PM
The earthquakes that killed more than 39,000 people in southern Turkey and northern Syria produced more grieving and suffering along with extraordinary rescues and appeals for aid.

World - Region
2/15/2023 10:58:10 AM
The United Nations launched an appeal for $397 million on late Tuesday to help earthquake victims in Syria, where the disaster has killed thousands of people and left millions more in desperate need of aid.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
2/14/2023 10:18:06 PM
The true essence of any endeavour is conscience. If that is missing, all else is likely to collapse sooner or later. Thereupon, we pray for miracles.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
2/14/2023 9:41:51 PM
The political impact from last week’s earthquake in Turkey and Syria could be enormous, but predicting what types of fallouts is another matter, writes Salah Nasrawi

World - Region
2/14/2023 9:31:53 PM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Tuesday that 35,418 people have died in Turkey as a result of last week's earthquake, making it the deadliest such disaster since the country's founding 100 years ago.

World - Region
2/14/2023 8:19:53 PM
The United Nations chief launched a $397 million appeal Tuesday to help nearly 5 million survivors of last week's devastating earthquake in rebel-held northwest Syria who have received very little assistance because of deep divisions exacerbated by the country's 12-year war.

World - Region
2/14/2023 1:56:40 PM
More than seven million children have been affected by the massive earthquake and a major aftershock that devastated Turkey and Syria last week, the United Nations said Tuesday, voicing fear that "many thousands" more had died.

World - Region
2/14/2023 11:09:03 AM
A Saudi Arabian plane carrying aid to quake-hit Syria landed in second city Aleppo Tuesday -- the first in more than a decade of war, a transport ministry official told AFP.

World - Region
2/14/2023 10:59:16 AM
Among the rubble, hundreds of thousands of homeless people face cold and hunger as authorities in Turkey and Syria tackle the dire humanitarian disaster caused by the earthquake that has left more than 35,000 dead.

World - Region
2/13/2023 7:28:21 PM
The UN Security Council meets behind closed doors Monday to address ways to boost humanitarian assistance to Syria following the devastating recent earthquake, amid growing calls to open new border crossings to deliver aid.

World - Region
2/13/2023 5:32:17 PM
The toll from last week's earthquake in Turkey and Syria rose above 35,000 on Monday, as rescue teams started to wind down the search for survivors and the aid effort shifted to hundreds of thousands of people made homeless.

World - Region
2/13/2023 10:28:12 AM
Rescue crews on Monday pulled a 40-year-old woman from the wreckage of a building a week after two powerful earthquakes struck, but reports of rescues are coming less often as the time since the quake reaches the limits of the human body's ability to survive without water, especially in sub-freezing temperatures.

World - Region
2/12/2023 9:52:00 PM
After years of war, residents of areas in northwest Syria struck by a massive earthquake are grappling with their new and worsening reality.

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