Russian President Meets his Chinese Counterpart in MoscowChinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Monday for an official three-day visit, during which he will discuss Russia’s ongoing military campaign in Ukraine as well as other issues of bilateral and international interest with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to open two border crossing points to allow in a greater volume of emergency aid for victims of the earthquake that has devastated parts of Turkey and Syria, and killed at least 36,000 people.
Death toll from Turkey and Syria has topped 50,000 as Turkey launched its homes rebuilding drive for its 1.5 million citizens that are left homeless in the aftermath of the devastating tremors that jolted both the West Asian countries earlier this month.
A number of Arab parliament speakers and senior legislators have arrived in Damascus, amid attempts to restore Syria’s membership in the Arab League, more than a decade after it was suspended from the 22-member bloc.
Iran called for immediate and unconditional removal of Western sanctions against Syria as means of helping Damascus ride out the aftermath of the hugely deadly and devastating earthquake that hit the Arab country earlier this month.