Saturday, 21 March 2015 20:11

Avaaz Calls for No-Fly Zone in Syria

In the wake of the Assad regime’s chlorine gas attack on Sarmin, Avaaz launched an online petition calling for the establishment of safe havens in Syria.“The Syrian air force just dropped chlorine gas bombs on children. Their little bodies gasped for air on hospital stretchers as medics held back tears, and watched as they suffocated to death,” the appeal said.“But today there is a chance to stop these barrel bomb…
Thursday, 19 March 2015 19:51

UNHCR: 7 Million Syrians Displaced by War

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that seven million Syrians are internally displaced as a result of the ongoing war, noting that people are seeking refuge in relatively safer areas inside Syrian or neighboring countries.The displaced people were cited as: 2.2 million from Rural Damascus, 1.7 million from Aleppo, 1.1 million from Homs, 390,000 from Deir Ezzor, 300,000 from Latakia, 245,000 from Dara’a, 235,000 from…
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has calls for bringing Syria war criminals to international justice and publicizing the names of suspects involved in committing the crimes since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution. This will put an end to the policy of impunity and help protect and deter aggression against civilians in Syria. This came in a speech delivered before the Human Rights Council today by Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to…
Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, denied that Bashar al-Assad had any role in the Syrian peace talks on Monday. He added that making Assad a party to the peace process in Syria would be what he termed, a “scandalous gift” to the terrorist group of Islamic State.The comments of Fabius came only a day after John Kerry, US Secretary of State, had admitted that talks with Assad had been essential…
Turkey has criticized United States Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that negotiations would have to be opened with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria.Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolia news agency on Monday that all Syria's current problems, on the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising in March 2011, were caused by Assad’s government."What is there to be negotiated with Assad?"…
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