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Syria cholera death toll rises to 29 — health ministry

A cholera outbreak in several regions of Syria has killed 29 people, the Syrian health ministry said on Monday in what the UN has called the worst outbreak in the war-torn country for years. Rapid assessment testing confirmed 338 cases since the outbreak was first recorded last month, with...

UN envoy for Syria says migrant boat incident devastating

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said Sunday that the migrant boat incident off Syria that has left dozens of people dead is devastating. "It is devastating that dozens died after a boat sank off the Syrian coast -- men, women, children and the elderly among the victims," said...

Syrian official says 73 dead after migrant boat sinks

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The death toll from a boat carrying migrants from Lebanon that sank in Syrian waters has risen to at least 73, state TV quoted Syria's health minister as saying on Friday. Syrian authorities said some family members of the victims have started crossing into Syria...