U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken stresses that Washington is committed to a political transition in Syria that would exclude “a brutal dictator” like President Bashar Assad.“The United States is committed to helping bring about a political transition in Syria that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity and security for the Syrian people,” he said. “Dignity cannot be brought if the current dictator –…
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement saying it would look at how to help some 18,000 Palestinian refugees and Syrian civilians in a camp largely taken over by Islamic State as a top U.N. official suggested it consider measures to evacuate people.The head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl, has reportedly briefed U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15-member council about the…
The Arab League called on Sunday the international community to intervene immediately to protect Palestinian refugees from ongoing infighting in Syria and not to drag them in the conflict.The league said in a statement that it follows up anxiously the "deteriorating situations" from which these refugees are suffering.It emphasized that 500,000 Palestinians are subject to inhuman attacks due to the current conflict there.The league referred that the refugees at the…
Turkish authorities accused the Assad regime of establishing and harboring training camps for terrorists, Turkish newspaper Yeni Şafak reported. Turkish authorities are searching for a list of terrorists belonging to the extremist Revolutionary People's Liberation Front, which carried out several terrorist operations over the past few days, including the killing of prosecutor of Istanbul, and attacking a security department in the city, in addition to previous operations.Turkish authorities indicated that…
International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding crisis at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the U.N. requested for this year to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis.More than a quarter of the total came from two countries: Kuwait, which hosted the third annual conference and pledged half a billion dollars, and the United States, which promised the…
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