Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit criticized some Arab countries decision to reopen their embassies in Syria, describing such move as a “grave mistake.” He said that returning the Assad regime to the Arab League should be decided through consensus and not through voting. “Some Arab countries have made a serious mistake when they decided to restore diplomatic representation to Damascus,” Aboul Gheit said in a televised interview. The Arab…
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that at least 15 children have died in Syria because of a lack of medical care and inadequate living conditions amid freezing temperatures, warning that more deaths are likely to follow. Eight babies in the Rukban IDP camp on the Jordanian border had died from hypothermia in the last month, a statement from the UN children’s fund said on Tuesday. A further seven…
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry has denied plans to open an embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus. The move comes after a number of websites claimed Saudi Arabia is planning on opening an embassy in the country. Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs said the rumours were “completely untrue and baseless.” Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Monday that his country has no intention to…
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Monday that his country has no intention to normalize ties with the Syrian regime, accusing it of committing "war crimes" against its people. "Normalization of ties with the Syrian regime at this point would mean normalization of ties with a red-handed person in war crimes, a fact that is not acceptable," Al Thani said at a press conference in the…
Human Rights Watch on Friday said that the Assad regime forces shelled a school in Idlib province with a large high-explosive projectile in November, killing six children, a teacher, and a student’s mother. It stressed that the attack can amount to a war crime. The watchdog group said that on November 24, three projectiles hit the area near al-Khansaa elementary school, on the southwestern outskirts of the town of Jarjanaz…
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