The French Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the latest air attacks against IDP camps in northwestern Syria which killed and wounded dozens of civilians, including children and women. It called for an immediate halt to the Assad regime and its allies’ military operations in the region. “France calls for an immediate halt to hostilities in Idlib province and recalls the particular responsibility incumbent on the Syrian regime's allies in implementing…
In a statement on Thursday 15 August 2019, the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Mark Cutts, condemned the series of airstrikes in the countryside of Idlib and Hama by which two humanitarian rescue workers were killed. Rescue and humanitarian staffs endanger themselves everyday to help the besieged civilians in Idlib and Hama, Cutts said. He stressed that the number of casualties increases daily as a result of…
Chief of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea called on the UN envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, to offer help in solving the issue of Lebanese detainees in the prisons of the Assad regime and revealing their fate many years after their arrest. A delegation of the Lebanese Forces on Thursday handed the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, a letter from the party's leader, Samir Geagea, addressing UN Special…
A Lebanese court sentenced Lebanese businessman Qassem Tajeddine to five years in prison and a $ 50 million fine. Tajeddine was convicted by circumventing US sanctions imposed on him as a major financial contributor to Hezbollah, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.  Tajeddine, 63, was arrested in Morocco on March 12, 2017, at the request of the US authorities and handed over to the United States. He was charged…
The UN political chief said Wednesday that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict, with the Assad regime mainly responsible. A continued lack of access to detention sites and people being held in Syria has left the United Nations with “no official statistics on those detained, abducted or missing”, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Council in her…
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