Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he would not visit Syria and meet with Bashar al-Assad under any circumstances even if this rejecting will cost him his position. Following a meeting of the Future Bloc on Tuesday, Hariri said: "You will never see me in Syria even if the whole regional equation overturns. If Lebanon's national interests require this visit, then I will resign.” Hariri denounced insistence of some…
A UN official on Friday told the UN Security Council that the first quarter of 2018 saw a 348 percent increase in killing and maiming of children in Syria compared to the previous quarter. This year has been particularly woeful for Syria's children as violations against them rise significantly, according to a UN monitoring body, which has verified more than 1,200 such violations, including the deaths or injury of more…
Lebanese leader and head of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, hinted at the responsibility of the Assad regime for the bloody attack and bombings that the ISIS extremist group carried out in the province of Swaida on Wednesday. He said that the attack followed rejection of the province’s top religious leaders, known as the Karama Sheikhs’ of attempts by the regime to recruit people of the province to fight…
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Wednesday against five groups and eight individuals linked to the Assad regime’s chemical weapons program, the department said in a statement. The targeted groups and people were key to a network that procured electronics for the Syrian agency that develops the weapons, it said. “Syria’s horrific use of chemical weapons, including attacks against innocent women and children, remains deeply embedded in our minds,”…
Turkey and Germany have lodged a formal complaint with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council over the grave implications of the Assad regime's issuance of Law No. 10. The two countries submitted the complaint on behalf of more than 40 UN member states, including European and Arab states as well as the United States, Australia and Japan. The complaint came in identical letters by Turkey’s Permanent Representative…
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