Syrian refugees wait with their belongings after crossing the Syrian border on January 16, 2014 in Karkamis, near the town of Gaziantep, south of Turkey
Syrian refugees wait with their belongings after crossing the Syrian border on January 16, 2014 in Karkamis, near the town of Gaziantep, south of Turkey © Ozan Kose - AFP
Syrian refugees wait with their belongings after crossing the Syrian border on January 16, 2014 in Karkamis, near the town of Gaziantep, south of Turkey
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Last updated: January 17, 2014

Syria ready to help speed humanitarian assistance

Russia said on Friday that Syria was ready to take a series of humanitarian steps that would lead to the quicker delivery of assistance to those suffering from the civil war.

"We note the Syrian government's readiness that was confirmed today by the minister... to our request to take a series of humanitarian steps," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following talk with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem.

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