The Assad regime is committing war crimes against besieged residents of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, with heavy aerial bombardment compounding the misery created by a regime blockade, Amnesty International said Wednesday. In a new report titled “Left to Die Under Siege,” the rights group said some 163,000 people in the region were engaged in an "agonizing struggle to survive." Eastern Ghouta has been under government siege for nearly two years,…
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:45

US Rejects Turkey’s Safe Zone for Syria

The Turkish prime minister has told the BBC that Turkey will push again for a no-fly zone over northern Syria to protect civilians fleeing both the Islamic State and Syrian government forces.Ahmet Davutoglu said he would work with the US to establish a "safe area" for people displaced by Syria's conflict.Turkish efforts to establish a safe zone in northern Syria are still met with US rejection. Asked about reports of…
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday Riyadh's position on the conflict in Syria has not changed and that there is no place for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the future of the country.Al Jubeir, who was speaking after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, reiterated that Assad "must go and Syrian army must be maintained and it must be used in the war against ISIS…
An Afghan lawmaker in the Lower House of the Parliament has said that Ariana Afghan Airlines aircrafts are used to transport masked men to Syria and Iraq conflicts.Head of the parliamentary commission on transportation and communication, Qais Hassan, said that planes are used to transport masked men from Iran to Baghdad, Najaf and Syrian cities.Hassan further added that Ariana Airlines planes have been charted by Mahan Air which is illegally…
Thursday, 06 August 2015 17:16

UN To Vote On Syria Gas Attack Probe

The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a draft United Nations resolution aimed at identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria so they can be brought to justice, diplomats said August 5. A draft resolution has been circulated to all 15 UN Security Council members, the diplomats said, and If there are no objections to the text, the resolution could be put to a vote as…
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