Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that next phase would be a test of the seriousness of Russia and the Assad regime in implementing the ceasefire agreement.In an interview with Al Jazeera English television early Tuesday, Davutoglu said he was not "optimistic" because until now the Assad regime, Russia and Iran have only abused the negotiation process."I have to be frank. If they continue to have same attitude talking [to]…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 15:19

Amnesty: Russia Guilty Of War Crimes in Syria

Amnesty International said that Russia is guilty of some the most "egregious" war crimes it has seen in decades. The non-governmental organization said Moscow's warplanes have been deliberately targeting civilians and rescue workers in Syria over the last week.Tirana Hassan, director of Amnesty's crisis response program, on Sunday told Sky News the attacks are ongoing - with strikes documented on schools, hospitals and civilian homes.Hassan said the bombing of civilian…
War crimes in Syria are widespread, and Assad regime forces and ISIS militants continue to commit crimes against humanity in the face of inaction by the international community, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry said in its latest report.The commission's chairman, Paulo Pinheiro, told reporters at UN headquarters on Monday that the commission has information about human losses as a result of airstrikes on rebel-held areas, especially on Aleppo…
French President Francois Hollande met with the President of the Arab World Institute and former French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and several French intellectuals in the Elysee Palace on Saturday. The meeting discussed the situation in Syria, particularly in Aleppo.Lang and the accompanying delegation expressed deep concern over the plight of Syrian civilians, especially refugees and displaced persons. They stressed the need to prosecute those who commit, facilitate or…
President Barack Obama voiced his concerns to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday about the PYD/YPG's advance in northern Syria and said the US supports Turkey's right to self-defense against terrorism. The two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria during a phone call which took one hour 20 minutes, according to Turkish presidential sources.Obama stressed to Erdogan that Kurdish YPG forces should not seek to exploit circumstances in northern…
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