The global chemical weapons watchdog will investigate allegations of a chlorine gas attack on a Syrian village that killed six and wounded dozens earlier this month, a source said on Thursday.The source at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a fact-finding mission will examine reports that barrel bombs were dropped on Sarmin, a village in Idlib province."It will be investigated,"…
Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the current crisis, more than three times the U.N. estimate, according to a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach.The report says Syria's government is responsible for the overwhelming amount of siege tactics that have led to deaths by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care.The…
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal stated that “Bashar Al-Assad would not have any future role in Syria, and the solution of the conflict should be based on the communique of Geneva I conference, which called for forming an interim government with executive powers,” during a joint news conference with his British counterpart Philip Hammond.Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said there is no chance for Bashar al-Assad to…
Lebanese Interior Minister Nihad al-Mashnouq said that Hezbollah’s involvement in the war in Syria will trigger a historic conflict regardless of its consequences, stressing that the Assad regime that caused the deaths of 250,000 people has lost all chances to survive. “Assad can continue with the murder, but he will never be able to govern Syria again,” Mashnouq said.“Assad no longer has any influence in Lebanon, not even in Syria,…
The Lebanese Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt praises France’s support for Syria’s uprising after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande over the weekend.Jumblatt lauded the “brave position” adopted by Paris with regard to the Syrian crisis and the violence in the Middle East. “[France’s] position against the Syrian regime is very clear, and it stands with the Syrian people.”Jumblatt compared the destruction of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane…
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