Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that the Syrian crisis cannot be solved as long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power. "The solution to the crisis in Syria is for Assad to go," al-Jubeir told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday following the conclusion of the 4th Arab-South American Summit held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Al-Jubeir said earlier it was difficult to envision a role for Iran in Syria peacemaking…
The United Kingdom Mission to counter terrorism posted a video on its Twitter account of Assad’s use of barrel bombs. The mission tweeted that barrel bombs continue to kill civilians in Syria, calling on Assad’s supporters to press him to stop using these indiscriminate weapons. Yesterday, the mission said Assad’s use of barrel bombs has risen by 50% in October and called on the Assad regime to stop using indiscriminate…
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:36

Erdoğan: Allies Warming to No-Fly Zone in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the West is coming around to Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory. Erdoğan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G-20 Summit. Turkey has repeatedly pressed for a safe zone inside Syria stretching down from Azaz and Jarablus in the north, but the idea has met with…
Friday, 06 November 2015 19:21

IOM: Another Million May Leave Syria

Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), told international media that if a solution is not found to the five-year-old Syrian war, at least another 1 million Syrian refugees would leave the war-torn country. He said that there are 6.3 million people displaced inside Syria and four million refugees in neighboring countries, stressing that there are no indications for an end in sight to the conflict in…
The Assad regime offensives backed by Russian air strikes have displaced at least 120,000 people in the war-wracked country, a senior US official said on Wednesday, accusing Moscow of complicating the situation on the ground. "Russia's military intervention has dangerously exacerbated an already complex environment," Anne Patterson, the US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Since the beginning of Russian strikes in…
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