The UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries to renew their "financial, humanitarian and political commitments to the Syrian people, and to the countries and communities hosting refugees.” In a video appeal earlier in the day to those attending the third major conference of its kind for Syria, in the Belgian capital, Brussels, the UN chief said: “Only a political solution based on Security Council Resolution 2254 can bring sustainable peace…
Dozens of activists gathered outside the European Parliament in the Belgian capital Brussels on Wednesday to demand the release of detainees from the prisons and detention centers of the Assad regime. The demonstrators held pictures of people being detained or missing. Activists hung a poster that read “freedom for the detainees" on a bus in conjunction with the Brussels III Conference held under the title “supporting the future of Syria…
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that the year 2018 has been the deadliest year yet for children in Syria since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, noting that “children in parts of the country remain in as much danger as at any other time during the eight-year conflict.” “In 2018 alone, 1,106 children were killed in the fighting – the highest ever number of children killed…
A British newspaper said that there are still ‘glimmers of hope’ to bring the Assad regime to justice for committing large-scale war crimes against civilians in Syria. It cited the recent lawsuits and arrest warrants issued by European courts for senior Assad regime officials. In an article it published under the title ‘those responsible for Syria’s agony must be brought to book, starting at the top,’ the Guardian newspaper said…
The US State Department has hailed a report issued earlier this month by the global chemical weapons agency on the use of chemical weapons in an attack last year in the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said last week that the mission visited Douma, analyzed samples taken from the scene and from people affected, interviewed witnesses and studied toxicological and…
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