The British government expressed its deep concern over the number of deaths caused by the war in Syria last year after reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights mentioned the devastating number of deaths of both civilians and personnel. "I am appalled by news from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that over 76,000 people were killed in Syria last year. This includes almost 18,000 civilians and over 3,500 children,"…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that "the year 2014 saw pain and suffering reached a peak in the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq," pointing to “the indifference of the world to what is happening there." He stresses that that "his country has made and is still making every effort so that peace prevails in Syria and Iraq. We have adopted an open-door policy in front of our brethren…
U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will be represented at talks about Syria in Moscow next month, his spokeswoman Juliette Touma said on Tuesday. "The Office of the Special Envoy will be present at these talks. The Office of the Special Envoy welcomes any initiative that would push forward reaching a peaceful and diplomatic end to the crisis in Syria," she added. Mohammed Qaddah, vice president of the Syrian Coalition…
Thursday, 01 January 2015 10:13

Red Cross to Triple Health Budget for Syria

The Red Cross on Tuesday said it wanted to triple its health budget for conflict-riven Syria to 12 million euros, saying several clinics had either been damaged or closed. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies also appealed for health kits and said it needed a total of 122 million Swiss francs (101 million euros, $123 million) to cater to eight million people in Syria in…
The General Assembly voted on a non-binding resolution condemning violations of human rights in Syria. The draft resolution, adopted by 116 votes to 20, with 52 abstentions, was submitted by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The states that voted against the resolution include China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, while the abstainers include a number of Arab countries such as Algeria, Sudan, Yemen and Lebanon. Both Qatar and Saudi…
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