Rejection Of Ceasefire At Tehran Summit Means Battle Of Idlib Inevitable

An attempt to prevent a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Idlib, a city located in Syria’s north-western province, has failed. On Friday, September 7, Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met at a trilateral summit in Tehran, to possibly negotiate a last-minute diplomatic deal to prevent further bloodshed in the ongoing Syrian […]

In Fight For Idlib, Fear Rises For Civilians Caught In The Crossfire

In what is seen as the final showdown between President Bashar al-Assad and his allies’ forces, and anti-government fighters and terrorist groups, the stakes could not be higher. With key cities and towns, such as Deir ez-Zor, Ghouta, and Deraa retaken by regime forces, there are few remaining pockets of […]

U.S Ends Funding To UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency

The State Department announced Friday that the United States will no longer provide funding to the United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees in the near East – an approximate $0.4 billion annual contribution they’ve made for decades. In their statement, the U.S. called the UNRWA “irredeemably […]

UN Peacekeepers Return To Patrol Golan Heights, Syrian-Israeli Border

On Thursday August 3rd, United Nations (UN) peacekeepers returned to patrol the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The peacekeepers, representing the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), were redeployed to the Syria-Israel buffer zone after having to withdraw in September 2014 due to deteriorating security conditions and […]

Al-Qaeda And ISIS Weapons In Syria Traced Back To American And European Arms Sellers 1

The Independent reports that weapons found in the possession of ISIS, al-Nusra and al-Qaeda forces in Syria were manufactured in the United States and Europe. Correspondent Robert Fisk visited a bombed-out al-Qaeda arms storage building in eastern Aleppo in 2017 and recorded the missile casing numbers and weapons log books there. […]

Russia’s Proposal to US On Rebuilding Syria Receives Little Enthusiasm in Washington

Russia confirmed on Saturday that it sent a proposal, through a closely guarded communications channel to America’s top general, suggesting the two antagonists cooperate to rebuild Syria. Particularly focused on in the proposal was the repatriation of refugees to the war-torn country as part of this rebuilding process. Valery Gerasimov, […]

Human Rights Watch Sounds Alarm for Refugees in Greek Centers

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) described “appalling”, detention-like conditions for refugees being held in Greek reception centers. The report alleges that pregnant women, new mothers, and survivors of sexual assault, among estimated thousands of others, have been subjected to “living conditions [that] do not meet international standards.” […]