Abdel-Halim Khaddam, former vice-president in the Assad regime who defected in 2005, denounced “the regime’s sham elections which Bashar al-Assad is keen to hold in blatant defiance of the international community.” Khaddam stressed that “Iran is responsible for drawing ISISI into Syria to aid the Assad regime because his downfall would be a painful blow to the Iranian regime. Assad’s fall undoubtedly means undermining the role of Iran in the…
Syrian activists launched a campaign to disrupt the presidential elections using old TV cartoons that are still remembered by many Syrians until today. Owais al-Shami, one of the campaign organizers, said that the campaign aims to convey to the word the Syrians’ perception of these elections through which Assad seeks to legitimize himself in front of the world public opinion. The campaign uses ridicule to reflect the Syrians’ opinion of…
Mustafa Arab, a 10-year-old biscuits vendor, was roaming the streets of Bustan al-Qasr in Aleppo selling biscuit when Assad’s warplanes hit the district with barrel bombs. Mustafa was among dozens of people who were killed in the attack. His deaths caused a widespread outrage among the residents of the neighborhood who grieved over the death of this affable and friendly boy. With his death Mustafa’s family lost its breadwinner, as…
Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) signed memoranda of understanding with Binan Al Juss relief organizations in Aleppo and Hama to provide relief aid to the needy households. The relief aid is part of ACU’s efforts aimed at supporting stability and empowering the Syrian people to cope with the shortage of food and medical supplies. ACU works with local councils and local aid groups, international donors and aid agencies, and international and…
Mohiuddin Binanah, Interim Minister of Education, met with Eva Naqvi, an adviser to the International Organization for Migration (IMO) and with Kate Robertson, Deputy Executive Director and Middle East Programme Manager of the British Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) in his office on Tuesday. Binanah talked about the Ministry’s efforts to provide education for Syrian students inside Syria and abroad who are in danger of becoming Syria’s lost generation. UNICEF…
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