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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 - 12:20
UN suspends operations in Syria over growing danger
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The United Nations suspended operations in Syria and starting withdrawing non-essential staff because of the growing danger from the country's civil war.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said the United Nations will "suspend its missions within the country until further notice.

Nesirky also confirmed that "the United Nations in Syria will pull out non-essential international personnel with immediate effect.

A quarter of the 100 international staff in Damascus could leave this week and some staff could be moved out of the besieged northern city of Aleppo.

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