UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy


The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution today seeking a 30-day cease-fire in Syria 's Eastern Ghouta to enable delivery of humanitarian aid.

Sweden and Kuwait which drafted the measure, requested the vote.

The push for a vote came after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a halt of the “war activities” in Eastern Ghouta.

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded access to rebel-held enclave near Damascus to allow for the evacuation of civilians trapped by a barrage of airstrikes.APP