Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that the Assad regime and Iran continue to sponsor terrorism in the region, adding that this is the reason why they were not invited to the Arab-Islamic-US summit held in Riyadh. Speaking at a joint press conference with US counterpart Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday, Jubeir said the summit witnessed strong participation of the countries of the Islamic world. Iran and the…
The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, made it to the finals of the ‘Arab Hope Maker’ for the sacrifices they made saving people from under the rubble in Syrian towns and villages. The White Helmets has managed to save around 94,000 people since the rescue group was established in 2013, according to figures given at the ceremony. Nawal Soufi from Morocco was announced the Arab world’s…
The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a legislation to impose sanctions against foreign backers serving as resources to the Assad regime and supporting its human rights abuses. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, and backed by Rep. Ed Royce of California, the panel’s chairman. It targets key backers of Assad such as Russia and Iran…
The Assad regime’s attempts to conceal traces of the massacres it is committing in Syria are a cynical ploy which must not be allowed to succeed, said a Guardian editorial Tuesday. The article referred to reports by the US State Department that the Assad regime has built a crematorium at the notorious Sednaya Prison to dispose of the bodies of murdered detainees. “Burning bodies was a tactic used in Bosnia…
A rights group said that the Assad regime introduced the so-called “explosive hoses,” a new improvised weapon into its list of indiscriminate weapons and used in particular in the districts of Qaboun and Tishreen in northeastern Damascus. According to a report the Syrian Network for Human Rights published on Tuesday, the weapon is made of 80-meter-long plastic hoses stuffed with TNT or C4 and is usually delivered by the Russian…
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