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…
A senior European source in Brussels on Thursday announced that the Council of the European Union, at the level of foreign ministers, intends to expand the list of sanctions against the Assad regime at its meeting on January 21. The source said that 11 people and five organizations will be added to the black European list against the Assad regime. "It is expected that the list of sanctions against Syria…
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit criticized some Arab countries decision to reopen their embassies in Syria, describing such move as a “grave mistake.” He said that returning the Assad regime to the Arab League should be decided through consensus and not through voting. “Some Arab countries have made a serious mistake when they decided to restore diplomatic representation to Damascus,” Aboul Gheit said in a televised interview. The Arab…
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