Wednesday, 11 November 2015 21:36

Erdoğan: Allies Warming to No-Fly Zone in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the West is coming around to Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory. Erdoğan called on world leaders to rally behind Turkey’s plan for a safe zone inside Syrian territory, days before it hosts the G-20 Summit. Turkey has repeatedly pressed for a safe zone inside Syria stretching down from Azaz and Jarablus in the north, but the idea has met with…
Friday, 06 November 2015 19:21

IOM: Another Million May Leave Syria

Joel Millman, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), told international media that if a solution is not found to the five-year-old Syrian war, at least another 1 million Syrian refugees would leave the war-torn country. He said that there are 6.3 million people displaced inside Syria and four million refugees in neighboring countries, stressing that there are no indications for an end in sight to the conflict in…
The Assad regime offensives backed by Russian air strikes have displaced at least 120,000 people in the war-wracked country, a senior US official said on Wednesday, accusing Moscow of complicating the situation on the ground. "Russia's military intervention has dangerously exacerbated an already complex environment," Anne Patterson, the US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Since the beginning of Russian strikes in…
The Assad regime and allied militia have detained and abducted tens of thousands of people since 2011 in a campaign that is a crime against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. The rights watchdog interviewed relatives of the disappeared who said they had been forced to pay bribes to middlemen with close ties to the regime to gain information on the fate of their family members.…
The heads of the UN and the Red Cross have made what they called an “unprecedented joint warning” on Saturday for states to stop conflicts, respect international law and aid refugees. “In the face of blatant inhumanity, the world has responded with disturbing paralysis,” they said in a statement. “This flouts the very raison d’être of the United Nations.” Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, and Peter Maurer, president of…
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