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…
The Assad regime and allied militia have detained and abducted tens of thousands of people since 2011 in a campaign that is a crime against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. The rights watchdog interviewed relatives of the disappeared who said they had been forced to pay bribes to middlemen with close ties to the regime to gain information on the fate of their family members.…
The heads of the UN and the Red Cross have made what they called an “unprecedented joint warning” on Saturday for states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees. “In the face of blatant inhumanity, the world has responded with disturbing paralysis,” they said in a statement. “This flouts the very raison d’être of the United Nations.” Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, and Peter Maurer, president of…
Saturday, 31 October 2015 17:35

Russia: Assad Stopped Using Barrel Bombs

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said the Assad regime has stopped using barrel bombs in the ongoing war, adding there is no longer a need for the Security Council to discuss a draft resolution threatening sanctions against Syria because of Assad has stopped using this weapon. In a press statement, Churkin said that his country has been in talks with the Assad regime to convince them of…
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Feridun Sinirlioğlu stresses that the only problem in front of preserving a unified Syrian is the survival of Bashar al-Assad, adding that Assad is seeking to form a mini-state in Syria. He cited Assad’s remarks he made in July when he acknowledged that he could no longer retake control of all Syrian territory, thus admitting he was going to Plan B, and this is what…
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