The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, pushed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to focus "all eyes and all pressure" on Russia to try and end the Syrian conflict and pressed for council action even if it faces a veto by Moscow. "They are the ones who could stop this if they wanted to," Haley said of Russia. "We need to put pressure on Russia." "I will…
 A New York Times investigation have shown how the Assad regime and its main ally, Russia, have distorted the facts surrounding the April 4 chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib. The New York Times on Wednesday published a video which went into detail about what the Assad regime and Russia claimed happened during the attack compared to what satellite photos and video of the…
The UN said it was appalled by the ongoing damage and destruction of medical facilities in northern Syria depriving hundreds of thousands of people of basic health services. Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-general, cited a joint statement issued on Wednesday by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Ali al-Za’atari, and the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syrian Crisis, Kevin Kennedy. “On 25 April at dawn, the Shahid…
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reiterated its stand on Bashar al-Assad, saying that there is no place for him in the country’s future. “We do not believe there is a future for Bashar in Syria,” said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir during a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. “Assad is responsible for the killing of 300,000 Syrian citizens. He is also to blame for the involvement…
Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea said that Bashar al-Assad is an integral part of the terrorist system in Syria as he reiterated calls for removing Assad from power. Speaking to reporters after receiving a delegation of the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) headed by former Ambassador Edward Gabriel in Maarab on Wednesday, Geagea said that "matters do not stand at the borders of Daesh (ISIS) and Nusra or…
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