Egyptian activists took to Twitter to respond to recent inflammatory speech against Syrian refugees in Egypt, launching an Arabic-language hashtag to express solidarity with Syrian refugees in Egypt. The hashtag, which loosely translates to “Syrians are welcome in Egypt,’ topped the Twitter trends list in Egypt for several hours on Monday as it attracted thousands of tweets expressing the Egyptians love for and solidarity with their Syrian brethren. The campaign…
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt slammed the provocative remarks Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has recently made against the Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Jumblatt took to Twitter to blast the FM’s remarks. “We heard the news of Deir al-Ahmar about the expulsion of the Syrians, and we hear the news of Arsal and the demolition of tents and houses again,” said Jumblatt, adding: “We have compiled a…
The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday called for making every effort to protect Syrian children and the infrastructure they depend on, including hospitals and schools, as the Assad regime and Russian forces have intensified the bombing campaign in northwestern Syria for over a month. Tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria are at imminent risk of injury, death and displacement because of a significant…
The US special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, on Wednesday said that the current escalation in the province of Idlib poses a threat not only to peace efforts in Syria, but for the entire region. Speaking to reporters following a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on Syria, Jeffrey said that during the meeting, Washington called for a ceasefire in Idlib as soon as possible because the current situation poses a…
The US State Department expressed supported for the report the Syrian Center for Justice and Accountability released last week revealing the reach of Bashar al-Assad's shadowy security agencies that sought to eliminate dissent at all costs. In comments published on Twitter on Wednesday, the US State Department said that the report ‘Walls have Ears’ shows how the Assad regime deliberately detained its citizens, including women and children, to silence dissent.…
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