The European Parliament urged the European Union to organize an international conference to raise financial assistance for refugees in Iraq and Syria and the countries that host them, the Anadolu Agency reported.The pledge came in a resolution passed by the European Parliament General Assembly yesterday which discussed the difficult conditions suffered by refugees and displaced people in both Syria and Iraq, and the need for the EU to lend them…
The United States denied on Tuesday that it was coordinating air strikes with the Syrian regime against Islamic terrorists, renewing its insistence that Bashar Al-Assad must step down. The comments were made in response to remarks made by Assad in an interview with the BBC, in which he claimed Damascus was being informed about the United States-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) group through messages conveyed via a…
In a written interview with Europa partnership of newspapers, US Vice-President Joe Biden said that “we are working with a variety of forces … to degrade and eventually defeat ISIS. Many countries have made significant contributions. All of us can do more. These countries – not Assad – comprise our coalition against ISIS. We’re not coordinating with Assad; he’s under sanctions, and we do not see how, having lost all…
Senator Lindsey Graham, member of the U.S Senate Armed Services Committee, raised questions about US policy on Syria, “where civilians are dodging bullets and bombs from President Bashar Assad’s forces in the crossfire of a war that has killed 200,000.”“How can we train a Free Syrian Army or send any other force into Syria if we don’t first deal with the Assad air threat?” Graham asked. “How in the world…
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah said that "the root cause of the problem in Syria lies in Assad’s brutal policies, not in ISIS." Attiyah stresses that people of the region do not sympathize with ISIS or its extremist views, but they are trying to remind everyone of the root cause of the problem, namely the Assad regime’s brutal policies. “The killing of over 300,000 people killed and the…
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