The U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power said that “siege is a tactic we see applied across Syria by both the Assad regime and terrorist groups. Last month, Under-Secretary General Amos told this Council that the UN estimates 440,000 civilians are living in besieged areas, meaning most people cannot get out and assistance cannot get in,” during a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East.“Some aid…
Republican and Democratic US senators called on President Barack Obama on Tuesday to create and enforce humanitarian safe zones in Syria, amid international concerns about the dire conditions faced by millions of people displaced by the war."The staggering human displacement, killing and destruction are an affront to the civilized world and must be stopped," Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham and Democrats Richard Durbin and Tim Kaine wrote to…
Saudi Arabia has begun taking in Syrians living in Yemen without any condition or restriction, and announced it would provide them with assistance and protection in light of the turmoil and lawlessness caused by the Iranian-backed the Houthi militia.The Syrian Coalition hails the move, describing it as important and very much needed. It earlier called on the friendly states to rescue about 5,000 Syrians currently stranded in Yemen and to…
Marking the 90th anniversary of Iran’s occupation of the Ahwaz region and the 69th anniversary of Syria’s independence, hundreds of Ahwazi and Syrians have organized a demonstration in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, the Belgian Capital.The demonstration took place to condemn the policies of Iranian occupation and the ongoing anti-human atrocities against the Arab people of Ahwaz and also to condemn Iran’s invasion of Syria and its intervention…
Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.The children, aged 1, 2 and 3, their parents and grandmother were killed in the March 16 attack on Sarmin village in northwest Idlib province, said Dr. Mohamed Tennari, director of the field hospital where…
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