France reiterated its support for efforts by the United Nations to find a negotiated political solution to end the suffering of the Syrian people and the war in Syria, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said. As for the role of Assad in the future of Syria, Ayrault stressed that his country is committed to the text and spirit of UN Security Council resolution 2254, which called for a negotiated a…
The United States urged the UN Security Council to strongly condemn the Assad regime and its allies for their immoral use of essential goods and medicine as a tool to force their own people to surrender. “We must work together to put a stop to these offenses immediately,” Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the United Nation, said in a statement released on Thursday. “Using starvation as a weapon…
The world’s attention has moved away from Syria following the battle for Aleppo, despite the fact that the last few months have been “some of the worst” for civilians, the United Nations said.  Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said that the total number of people fleeing the violence in Syria surpassed five million. “Hundreds of thousands of Syrians trapped in besieged areas are facing “severe and horrific…
A Spanish court said on Monday it will investigate a criminal complaint against members of the Assad regime security and intelligence forces related to state terrorism and forced disappearance of people. The complaint was brought by a Syrian-born woman of Spanish nationality who says her brother disappeared after being arrested and was tortured and executed in 2013 at a center in Damascus under the control of the Assad regime’s security…
The health situation is deteriorating in eastern Ghouta near Damascus, where 300,000 people are besieged and none of the three hospitals is functioning, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a call for access to deliver aid. "Time is running out for the people of East Ghouta. As health needs increase, available resources are being depleted day by day. Our main goal now is to provide access to lifesaving…
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