The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon on Wednesday published appalling figures revealing the extent of damage caused by the snowstorm that has wrecked the Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. The Commissioner said that the area of ​​Simaqiya in northern Lebanon is the most affected by the winter storm, adding that about 200,000 Syrian refugees were evacuated to mosques and schools. The UNHCR’s Spokesperson Lisa Abou Khaled…
Syrian lawyers and rights groups in the Netherlands have filed lawsuits against high-ranking Assad regime officials for the war crimes they have being committing in Syria over the past several years. The move has been widely welcomed by human rights groups and in political circles. According to a report by BIRN, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network on Monday, the Dutch Nuhanovic Foundation and Syrian lawyers in the Netherlands are seeking…
The Tunisian Al-Irada political party, a major opposition grouping headed by former president Moncef Marzouki, expressed its outright rejection of inviting Bashar al-Assad to participate in the upcoming Arab summit to be held in Tunisia. He stressed that inviting Assad to the summit would be a betrayal of the Tunisian and Syrian peoples. Al-Irada’s Secretary-general, Durra Ismail, said that she would not welcome the visit of the head of the…
The criminal court of Antwerp on Thursday ordered three Belgian companies to pay a sum of €750,000 euros in damages over export of chemicals to the Assad regime, which it used in attacks claiming the lives of thousands of innocent civilians. Prosecutors said the chemicals could potentially be used in producing the nerve gas Sarin. Belgian news outlet 7sur7 said that a lawsuit was brought against the three firms for…
The Syrian Negotiations Commission on Sunday expressed its support for the US decision to gradually pull US troops out of Syria following coordination with the Free Syrian Army and the Turkish government. It noted that the abrupt withdrawal could leave a vacuum that might be exploited by the Assad regime and its allies. In comments posted on Twitter on Sunday, Head of the Commission Nasr al-Hariri said that a hasty…
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