Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Assad regime and ISIS are two sides of the same coin, noting that the region, including Turkey, is going through painful times.Erdogan stated that ISIS is committing atrocities in the name of Islam, and that the Assad regime is trying to keep its hold on power through the elimination of the Syrian people."Turkish President wondered who ISIS serves and why? “Every day…
Diplomats at the UN Security Council said that the special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura reached an impasse on the issue of freezing the fighting in Aleppo and tends to adopt a new approach.A Western diplomat said in New York that de Mistura will adopt a top-to-down approach after the down-to-top approach failed to reach a “freeze” of the fighting in Aleppo as a first step towards a political…
The UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has warned that Syria's people feel increasingly abandoned by the world as their country's crisis enters its fifth year, and he called on Bashar al-Assad by name to take decisive steps to end the conflict.In a statement, Ki-moon described the international community as "divided and incapable of taking collective action" in the civil war. Ki-moon warned of the "fearsome prospect of the total collapse of…
Friday, 13 March 2015 17:02

US Renews Calls on Assad to Step Down

The United States on Thursday renewed its call for Bashar al-Assad to step down, marking the fourth anniversary of the civil war by paying tribute to "the brave Syrians" fighting tyranny. "For four years the Assad regime has answered Syrians’ calls for freedom and reform with unrelenting brutality, authoritarianism and destruction," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. "As we have long said, Assad must go and be replaced through…
Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States are holding an exhibit at the United Nations of graphic photos taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that show evidence of brutal torture against detainees in Assad’s jails. About two dozen of some of the 55,000 photographs taken - some showing eye gouging, strangulation and long-term starvation - went on display at U.N. headquarters in New York…
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