The United Nations refugee chief called today on the international community to step-up its efforts to ease the plight of Syrian refugees who continue to live in harsh conditions in Syria’s neighboring countries.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres, made his comments, while in Debane, close to the southern city of Ghaziye, where he was visiting some of the 1.2 million Syrians who have sought refuge in Lebanon.“We…
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini stresses the importance of achieving a political transition in Syria through a peaceful solution that guarantees the departure of Bashar al-Assad.Mogherini also said that the Geneva I communique still represents a reference for a political settlement, pointing out that any solution requires initiating a Syrian-led political transition within an agreement between the opposition and the regime about the future of the country.U.S.…
Five Syrian nationals injured in the Houthi militia’s shelling on Aden arrived today at the Twal border crossing with Saudi Arabia to receive treatment in the kingdom. They were then moved to Samtah National Hospital, where they receive the necessary medical treatment and care. Political committee member Badr Jamous earlier called on the friendly states to rescue Syrians currently stranded in Yemen and to move them to countries that are…
Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt warned Tuesday that thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops had been dispatched to As-Suwayda, the majority-Druze city, reiterating calls for Lebanon to stand neutral in regional conflicts.“I’m worried for the fate of Arab Druze people in the region and the traditions of this Arab region,” Jumblatt said referring to As-Suwayda.Jumblatt said the presence of the Iranian military in the area demonstrated a clear connection…
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 –…
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