The Assad regime sentenced the Syrian actress Samar Kawkash for five years in prison on charges of financing terrorism. She has been detained in the 215th security branch in Damascus since late 2013. Kawkash is the daughter of the prominent Syrian director Aladdin Kawkash and her mother is the late actress Malak Sukkar. The Assad regime has arrested several other Syrian dissident artists for endorsing the demands of the Syrian…
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) released a report on secret detention centers of the Assad regime. With the accumulating, ceaseless widespread, and systematic arrests and detentions is continuing at the hands of government forces (The army, security forces, or the local and Shiite militias), the number of detainees has exceeded 215,000 according to SNHR’s estimation. SNHR has documented approximately 110,000 whilst the fates of tens of thousands remain…
The United Nations Security Council has today renewed for 12 months the use of routes across conflict lines and several border crossings in Syria so that humanitarian assistance can reach communities in need, as it expressed outrage at the escalating violence that has killed nearly 200,000 people. Unanimously adopting a new resolution this morning, the 15-member Council said it was “gravely distressed” by the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and…
Rebels said yesterday they had killed 15 pro-Assad militants in an ambush near the town of Khan All-Shih in Rural Damascus, while violent clashes broke out between the two sides in the eastern parts of the district of Al Moadamiya near Damascus. Four other pro-regime militants were killed during clashes with rebels in Jobar, while rebels targeted regime positions in the town of Mork north of Hama with mortar shells…
Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:21

UN: Fifth of the World Refugees are Syrians

The U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said that "brutality, violence and callous disregard for human life" have become hallmarks of the conflict that began in March 2011, and the international community "has become numb to its impact." She cited a doubling of the number of people killed from 100,000 in February to close to 200,000 today and around 1 million injured. Valerie Amos told the Security Council Monday that regime…
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