UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urged the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria. In a report to the UN Security Council on Monday, Guterres said Hezbollah's military activity violated a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm. He added that Hezbollah's engagement…
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Monday said that the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus lies today in ruins, with hardly a single building that has not been destroyed or damaged. The fighting has been particularly intense in the last month or more, the agency said. It added that almost all the Palestinian refugees who were there have now fled. Meanwhile, the Action…
The United States called on Iran to withdraw all its terrorist militias from Syria and stop its support for the Hezbollah and al-Qaeda militias, threating the Iranian regime with the ‘toughest sanctions in history’ should it not change course. In his first major policy speech since taking over as the US top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday slammed the Iranian regime as he vowed the US will…
Participants in a conference that was held in the French capital Paris on Friday called for holding accountable those involved in the use of chemical weapons around the world, especially in Syria. They criticized Russia for using its veto power on the UN Security Council several times to block attempts to hold the Assad regime accountable for dozens of chemical attacks against civilians. France was on Friday hosting leading diplomats…
Attacks on healthcare facilities in Syria have continued at an unprecedented rate in 2018, the United Nations said, adding that these attacks have resulted in 89 deaths and 135 injuries. The announcement came as the Assad regime continued to launch airstrikes on Idlib and Hama provinces. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary‑General, told news conference on Wednesday that “a reported attack on the central hospital in Idlib Governorate this…
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