Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz said that “the Geneva Communique must remain the framework and basis for any political solution in Syria, stressing that Assad should have no role to play in any transitional process during the opening of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit being held in Riyadh today.French President Francois Hollande, who attends the summit said that we are working with Saudi Arabia to help unite and support…
Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity by systematically using barrel bombs to kill civilians and destroy infrastructure in Aleppo, says Amnesty International.The accusations come in a report released on Tuesday, two days after the regime bombed a school and community center in a rebel-held district in the city where students were writing exams.Based on more than 100 interviews with current and former residents –…
Western diplomatic sources said that the Obama administration does not mind supporting a military escalation against the Assad regime provided there is a clear political and military plan for the post-Assad phase.The diplomatic sources added that the Obama administration listened to Turkish and Arab proposals to establish buffer zones in Syria’s border areas or at least to provide air cover for the troops that are being trained and equipped in…
Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said he feels seeing the defense minister of what left of Assad’s army meanly begging Iranian Generals for help. “I'm talking about a regime that has destroyed Syria and the Syrian Army by using it against the Syrian people. How I feel insulted when I see Syrians  in the uniform of the Syrian Arab Army begging for help from the Iranian generals."Jumblatt also said that…
The UN Security Council will hold today two separate meetings to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria and the initiative put forward by the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura who will host talks with rival sides in Syria from May 4 in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year conflict. De Mistura will also review the results of his meetings with various Syrian and international parties.Representatives…
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