Hundreds of people on Thursday took to the streets of Mashhad, Iran's second largest city, to protest against high prices and the dire economic situation, shouting slogans denouncing their government’s intervention in neighboring countries. Videos posted online showed a crowd chanting "death to Rouhani" and "death to the dictator", and police using water cannon to disperse it. Videos on social media also showed demonstrators chanting ”Leave Syria, think about us”,…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called Bashar al-Assad a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him. Speaking at a joint news conference in the Tunisian capital Tunis following a closed-door meeting with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi, Erdogan said: “It is absolutely impossible to move ahead with Assad in Syria. For what? How could we embrace the future with the…
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) on Tuesday published a study stressing that saving and restoring Syria must be contingent on removing the Assad family and their partners from power, protecting civilians, and defeating terrorists. The study underscored that “terrorism is a symptom, not a cause. The message Bashar al-Assad sent to the international community in the early days of the popular uprising was that the choice was…
French rights groups and associations are seeking to coordinate their efforts to condemn the Assad regime at European and international judicial institutions, such as the European Court and the International Criminal Court. The rights groups said they had documented horrific abuses against Syrian women, including mass rape and murder. They pointed out that there were around 50,000 women in the prisons of the Assad regime, al-Jazeera said. A demonstration was…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that his country was ready to receive the sick wounded from the eastern Ghouta area in the Damascus suburbs. Two French doctors urged French President Aménoule Macaron to work to help evacuate the critically sick and wounded from the besieged areas as soon as possible. President Erdoğan on Sunday said that Turkey was working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged…
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