UK boosts Syria funding
The Government will give a further £3m funding to Unicef to help Syrian refugees as winter approaches with no end to the conflict in sight.
The Prime Minister will announce the money in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York later, as part of a Unicef programme to deliver humanitarian assistance to 500,000 refugees.
The new International Development Secretary Justine Greening said the UK has “led the way in the humanitarian effort”.
Vioelnce in the country is continuing in the country, after two large bomb blasts were reported at Syria's army headquarters in Damascus, engulfing the building in flames.
The rebel Free Syrian Army said they had targeted the building, and claimed dozens had been killed at the compound. Syria state TV has quoted a military source saying no senior personnel were harmed, but said one of the blasts had damaged the main building of the General Staff.