Israel to hold rally in memory of Red Army VictoryWorld April 25, 8:30
US imposes new sanctions on Syria over suspected chemical attackWorld April 24, 21:23
Russian businessman plans to build sailplane to fly around the globe nonstop in 5 daysScience & Space April 24, 19:50
Roscosmos excludes three cosmonauts from space teamScience & Space April 24, 19:34
Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, IraqRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 19:05
US not ready yet to restart arms control dialog, Russian diplomat saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 18:57
Court recognizes Russia’s Sports Ministry as affected party in WADA whistleblower caseSport April 24, 18:48
Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house petsSociety & Culture April 24, 17:48
Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 16:34
TOKYO, June 13 (Itar-Tass) - Japan's prime-minister Shinzo Abe has made a decision to allocate approximately $10 million in aid to people in Syria's areas that are under the control of subversive forces. The funds will be used primarily for the needs of refugees, Japanese government sources reported on Thursday. The prime-minister is to oficcially announce his decision at the forthcoming meeting of the G8, due to be held in Britain from June 17 to 18.
At the same time Tokyo is working over the issue of granting a low-interest credit in the amount of circa $100 million to Jordan which has received a large number of refugees from Syria. According to Tokyo's estimates, their aggregate number in Jordan, as well as in Turkey, already exceeds 1.5 million. Earlier Japan has donated about $80 million in aid to those people through UN agencies and other international organizations.
On Tuesday Tokyo announced that it would act in Syria exclusively in the humanitarian field. Thus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told journalists that Tokyo considers the provision of aid only in those areas where Japanese supplies could not be used for military purposes.