Global online activist organization Avaaz called Thursday on U.S. President Barack Obama to establish a no-fly zone in Syria in order to protect Syrian civilians from Assad’s air force which has been barrel bombing them for over four years.The organization, which unites 41.5 million activists all over the world in an online platform, placed a full-page ad in the New York Times, asking: “President Obama, what are you waiting for…
70 countries across the planet united on Thursday to express outrage over the Syrian regime's systematic use of barrel bombs and to demand an end to the deadly, indiscriminate attacks.The letter, organized by Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, was signed by European countries, Canada and the United States, and regional powers including Saudi Arabia and Turkey.May 2015 was "reportedly the deadliest month of the Syrian crisis so far," said a…
The US Congress lawmakers Wednesday heard gruesome new evidence provided by aid workers showing the effects of Assad’s use of chlorine gas against civilians.Dr. Mohamed Tennari, a doctor who runs a field hospital in Sarmin, in Syria's Idlib province, presented evidence of the attacks, compiled by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. SAMS says it has counted 31 chlorine attacks in the province between…
The European Parliament (EP) Thursday passed a resolution strongly condemning "the gruesome, systematic and widespread human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law" committed by the Al-Assad regime in Syria and ISIL militants.The EP called on the Assad regime to immediately and unconditionally release and drop all charges against activist Mazen Darwish and all those detained, convicted and sentenced for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and…
Monday, 08 June 2015 17:11

De Mistura: Assad Must Go

Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations’ Special Envoy to Syria, who recently called Bashar al-Assad a “part of the solution,” now says the dictator must go and should be militarily pressured to do so by the U.S.—a move, de Mistura conceded, that would require Washington to sidestep the U.N. Security Council.De Mistura made these comments last Friday at a private meeting with Syrian American organizations in Geneva, according to two…
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