Saad Hariri

EU urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to deliver on Syria promises

The European Union on Wednesday called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country.

As the conflict enters its eighth year, more than 13 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 5 million refugees are displaced outside the country.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that Russia, Iran and Turkey have a "special responsibility" to establish a cease-fire and to press Syrian President Bashar Assad to return to the negotiating table.

"We are seeing an escalation in military activities which is exactly the...