Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN, said that the Syrian people continued to bear the disastrous effects of the ongoing Syrian crisis, particularly the difficult situation of the Syrian refugees and displaced persons. Speaking at the official meeting of the UN Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East on Wednesday, al-Thani said that “the humanitarian response is essential.” She noted that…
The Chemical Violations Documentation Center of Syria (CVDCS) launched a campaign calling on the international community to hold the Assad regime accountable for its repeated use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. In a statement, the Center said it would publish photographs of victims of the chemical weapons attacks for eight days to promote the concepts of victims' rights and remind the world public opinion of the Assad regime’s…
Syrian and Lebanese rights activists expressed outrage over the death of Syrian child Ahmed al-Zoabi who fell off a high building while trying to flee from the Lebanese police in the Lebanese capital Beruit. The activist criticized the barbaric behavior of the Lebanese policemen which they said led to the death of the child. "The child Ahmed al-Zoabi is a Syrian refugee who has his rights. The Lebanese judiciary must…
During his first visit to Moscow since his appointment as the UN new special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen on Monday underlined the need to implement Security Council resolution 2254 to ensure the safe, voluntary return of Syrian refugees to their homes. At a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Pedersen voiced his determination to work with Russia to set the political settlement on Syria back on track. The…
The European Union on Thursday said it was imposing new sanctions on leading Syrian businessmen and entities directly linked to the Assad regime, including a close associate of the regime. In a statement published on its official website, the EU said that it was adding eleven prominent businessmen and five entities to the list of those subject to restrictive measures against the Assad regime and its supporters. “These businessmen and…
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