Saudi Arabia reiterated its position of the head of the Assad regime, stressing that reports by several media outlets quoting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir regarding the fate of Assad are “inaccurate.” Saudi Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied media reports that Saudi Arabia was considering a political transition with a first phase in which Assad will stay in power, adding that it still supported an international agreement on the future…
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Thursday received Riyadh Hijab, General Coordinator of the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee in the Saudi capital Riyadh to discuss the latest developments in Syria. Al-Jubeir reaffirmed his country’s support for the Syrian people. The two sides also discussed the latest field developments in Syria as well as the outcome of the Geneva meetings. Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat reaffirmed the Kingdom is ready…
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that the execution of cyber-activist Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi by Assad’s security services puts spotlight on the Assad regime’s “ghastly prison system.” In a news updated published on Wednesday, HRW said that Bassel’s case is “a prime example of Syria’s horrific justice system. Not only did the authorities torture and execute him, they also caused suffering to his family by keeping his…
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday reiterated that Iran must withdraw all its forces and militias from Syria and that Assad should have no role in the future of Syria. Iran’s military forces “must leave and go home,” said Tillerson at a press conference in Washington in which he presented a synopsis on the foreign department’s achievements since his appointment as the US state secretary seven month ago.…
Turkish soldiers who were seen in video footage mistreating Syrian refugees at the border have been detained, the Turkish Armed Forces stated on July 30. Footage of soldiers mistreating four Syrian refugees trying to cross into Turkey illegally has been widely circulated on social media in the past three days. “The personnel who carried out acts that are impossible to accept, have been detained and the necessary legal action has…
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