Member states of the UN Security Council on Tuesday met to listen to the monthly briefing on the dossier of chemical weapons in Syria. The meeting discussed sending an instigative mission to determine responsibility for the April 4 sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rural Idlib. The UN Security Council meeting focused on the progress in the investigation into the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikoun being…
The United States has condemned the killing of seven workers form the Syrian civil defense, popularly known as the White Helmets, after they were shot in their sleep in Idib province on Saturday. “We are saddened and horrified to hear about the brutal murders of seven Syrian Civil Defense Members, more widely known as the White Helmets, in Sarmeen, Idlib,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement…
The United Nations has expressed deep concern over the safety of some 50,000 people trapped at Syria’s southern border with Jordan amid reports about lack of basic commodities. In a statement released on Sunday, the UN said that an estimated 4,000 people at Hadalat and 45,000 mostly women and children at Rukban were stuck on the frontier. The UN went on to say that the situation for those who remain…
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday. Asked in an interview with Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung whether there was enough evidence for Assad to be convicted of war crimes, she said: "Yes, I am convinced that is the case. That is why the…
Carla del Ponte, former member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, blamed Russia for blocking solution in Syria by using its repeated use of its veto power in the UN Security Council. In an interview with CNN’s Hala Gorani on Thursday, del Ponte held the UN Security Council partly responsible for the continued tragedy in Syria as it has not yet put pressure on Moscow. Del Ponte regretted…
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