The head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday called for making every effort to protect Syrian children and the infrastructure they depend on, including hospitals and schools, as the Assad regime and Russian forces have intensified the bombing campaign in northwestern Syria for over a month. Tens of thousands of children in northwest Syria are at imminent risk of injury, death and displacement because of a significant…
The US special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, on Wednesday said that the current escalation in the province of Idlib poses a threat not only to peace efforts in Syria, but for the entire region. Speaking to reporters following a closed-door UN Security Council meeting on Syria, Jeffrey said that during the meeting, Washington called for a ceasefire in Idlib as soon as possible because the current situation poses a…
The US State Department expressed supported for the report the Syrian Center for Justice and Accountability released last week revealing the reach of Bashar al-Assad's shadowy security agencies that sought to eliminate dissent at all costs. In comments published on Twitter on Wednesday, the US State Department said that the report ‘Walls have Ears’ shows how the Assad regime deliberately detained its citizens, including women and children, to silence dissent.…
The Assad regime and Russian forces have further escalated the bombing campaign against towns and villages in Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces, targeting mainly populated areas, public markets and hospitals. The bombings have left dozens of civilians dead and injured, amid complete international action save condemnation and expressions of concern. The UN deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in Idlib province would overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that…
A Halifax businessman who is living abroad has been committed to stand trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on a charge of violating Canada’s economic sanctions against Syria. Nader Mohamad Kalai, a Syrian national with permanent resident status in Canada, is the first person to be charged with breaching the sanctions Canada imposed on the Assad regime in response to the violent crackdown on peaceful protests calling for democratic reform.…
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