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German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since Nov 2015 – poll

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a weekly poll showed on Wednesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe’s biggest economy. The Forsa poll for Stern magazine and RTL television showed support for Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian sister party (CSU) stable… Read More »

Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November

GENEVA: Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said. “We are entering #Madaya, #Zabadani, #Foaa & #Kafrya with @SYRedCrescent & @UN delivering much-needed food & medical items,”… Read More »

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: United Nations

UNITED STATES: The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien called Friday for an urgent mobilisation of funds – US$ 4.4 billion by… Read More »

Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: UN

BAGHDAD: Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization has activated with partners and local health authorities “an emergency response plan to… Read More »

Germany's Social Democrats hit highest in Forsa poll since October 2012

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) polled 31 percent in a survey on Wednesday, benefiting from a surge in support since nominating Martin Schulz as leader and narrowing the gap to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. The poll for Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL, published just over seven months before federal elections, was the first by the… Read More »