The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran to be used in its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday. In a statement released Friday, the State Department said it has sanctioned 11 companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates for transferring technology…
Once home to a family of Syrian refugees, a UN tent has found a new life as a dress still bearing the marks and stains of its past. “Dress for Our Time,” the brainchild of fashion designer Helen Storey, has turned a discarded tent from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan into a hooded dress featured on stage at the Glastonbury Festival in London and in the conference halls of…
The Syrian defector known as “Caesar,” who brought the world the largest trove of evidence of mass atrocities perpetrated by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, is returning to Washington this weekend. Three years after he helped expose some of the worst war crimes of our generation, the victims of those crimes are still a long way from getting justice. Caesar testified before the US Congress in the summer of 2014…
The EU has placed four high-ranking Assad army officers on a sanctions blacklist over chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria. The decision brings to 239 the number of Assad regime individuals hit with travel bans or asset freezes over the violent suppression of civilians since the revolution started in 2011, according to a European Union statement issued on Monday The high-ranking regime officials Ahmad Balul, Sajji Darwish, Mohammed Ibrahim,…
Fadel Abdul Ghani, director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), said that Syrian civilians who survive bombardment by the Assad regime and its allies often die under torture in Assad’s prisons or in summary executions by his militias. In a report marking the sixth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Abdul Ghani said that aerial bombardment by regime forces did not stop despite the ceasefire which came into force…
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