The UN political chief said Wednesday that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict, with the Assad regime mainly responsible. A continued lack of access to detention sites and people being held in Syria has left the United Nations with “no official statistics on those detained, abducted or missing”, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Council in her…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 19:46

US Slaps New Sanctions on Hezbollah's Oficials

The US Treasury on Tuesday slapped new sanctions on figures supporting the Hezbollah militias as part of a crackdown on the group that still supports the Assad regime’s war crimes against Syrian civilians. The Treasury has added Lebanese businessman Fadi Hussein Serhan to a list of sanctioned foreign nationals for providing material support to Hezbollah. The US government has accused Serhan of aiding the militant group through his Beirut electronics…
Bombing and shelling by the Assad regime and Russia on the provinces of Idlib and Hama in the past three months have forced more than 450,000 people to flee their homes for the Turkish borders, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced on Wednesday, adding that the aggression has led left hundreds dead and thousands injured. “The violence has escalated over the past month, leading to more people killed or…
The United Nations will investigate attacks on its humanitarian facilities in northwest Syria, the international body's secretary general said, only days after two-thirds of the UN Security Council (UNSC) called for an inquiry. The investigation will cover destruction of, or damage to, facilities on the deconfliction list and UN-supported facilities in the area since September 2018, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said a board…
Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mansour Al-Otaibi, strongly condemned airstrikes in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region that deliberately targeted civilians while leaving infrastructure in tatters. Al-Otaibi made the remarks on behalf of his country, alongside Belgium and Germany, during a UN Security Council session dedicated to discuss the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Syria. He strongly urged all parties to take the measures needed to protect innocent civilians and shield…
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