Following reports of the successful elimination of 200 tonnes of Syrian chemical stockpiles, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Minister Tobias Ellwood said that “we must not lose sight of the fact that industrial chemicals such as chlorine are still being used as weapons in Syria: in breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention and U.N. Security Council Resolutions. This needs to end now."“Those responsible for their use must be held accountable and…
Friday, 29 May 2015 20:49

UAE: Assad is the Cause of Terrorism

UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that confining and eliminating terrorism cannot be achieved without addressing the causes of its spread in society, noting that terrorism emerged as a result of the exclusionary policies of the Assad and Iraqi regimes and the lack of equality between citizens of the two countries.Al Nahyan added that the failure to address the causes of terrorism will lead to re-spawning of…
The people of Syria are losing hope in the fifth year of a civil war that has brought levels of death and destruction that are so extreme they should shock the world's collective conscience, the United Nations chief said in a report on Syria.The war has killed more than 220,000 people and left a third of the population homeless. Of the country's roughly 23 million people, some 12.2 million are…
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 17:28

Fabius: Syria is at Risk of Division

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, speaking ahead of a June 2nd meeting in Paris of nations fighting ISIS, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of his country and that a political solution between his government and the opposition needed to be found quickly to "save Syria"."In Iraq, like Syria, international mobilization must be strengthened quickly or else we are heading towards the division of one or the other country,…
The biggest lesson from the ISIS attacks in Syria is that problems in the Middle East are not local, isolated, regional problems, but global problems, President Erdoğan said on Monday.Currently various crude oil wells are occupied by ISIS, prompting President Erdoğan’s statement that ISIS is gaining an unfair competitive advantage, and overthrowing any kind of rules as well as gaining benefits and money from wells for purchasing weapons for slaughtering…
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