The United States sees signs the Assad regime may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack in rural Lattakia in northwest Syria on Sunday, the State Department said on Tuesday, warning that Washington and its allies would respond “quickly and appropriately” if this were proven. Syrian activists published videos showing what they said was shelling by the Assad regime on the town of Kabina in the northern Lattakia…
Nearly 400 members of the US Congress on Monday signed a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to demonstrate American leadership in resolving the prolonged conflict in Syria. The letter also called for economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia and Iran to retreat from their support for the Assad regime, and intensifying sanctions on Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist militia that is Iran’s ally. The bipartisan, bicameral group…
A film depicting the suffering of Syrian refugees won the best film and best actress awards in the Irish capital of Dublin. The film, Misafir, by Turkish director Andaç Haznedaroğlu, was praised by many Irish film lovers and foreign diplomats in Dublin. A photo exhibition titled ‘Migration in the Lenses of Syrian Refugees’ was held on the sidelines of the film festival which was held in the historic building of…
The Assad regime, supported by Russia, is carrying out a deliberate and systematic assault on hospitals and other medical facilities in Idlib and Hama, Amnesty International said on Friday, as it shared harrowing new testimony from shattered medical workers in the region. While the UN Security Council was meeting to discuss the situation in Syria, Amnesty urged action as it called for Russia to be pressured over the deliberate targeting…
The UN Security Council on Friday held an emergency meeting at the request of Germany, Belgium and Kuwait to discuss the situation in Idlib province. Several countries expressed concern about a new humanitarian crisis in the region during the meeting which came as a follow-up to the closed session the Council held last week. UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo said that the military escalation by the regime and Russia…
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