Thirty aid agencies believe UN Security Council members have undermined their own commitments on Syria. They say the past 12 months has seen a “horrendous escalation in violence” and civilian displacement.
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Results of Egyptian initiative for non-violent transition remain uncertain, says expert
The crisis threatens to carve up the country while the assault on the Baiji oil refinery early Wednesday will likely further spook international oil markets.
Ruling coincides with expressions of concern from international human rights groups over human rights in Egypt, including refugees’ rights
The United States, Britain and France want a tough resolution that could include sanctions or the use of force if Syria fails to follow through, but Russia opposes such language.
By James M Dorsey The battle between Iran and various Gulf states for the identity of the energy-rich region has spilled onto its football pitches. It’s the Persian Gulf League v the Arabian Gulf League. The struggle erupted when the United Arab Emirates, alongside Saudi Arabia, the Gulf’s most fervent opponent of political Islam, recently …
1 Egyptian revolutionaries suffer from the silly habit of always getting sucked into fighting in side-battles, and the latest batch of laws coming out of the Shura Council are a prime example. Whether the new NGO law, the new protest law, or the new judiciary law, the different groups are each fighting to apply …
Iraq announced two inspections of aircraft, both in October
The United States has probably started on the bad side of Syria by putting “Al-Nusrah Front” on the list of terrorist organisations. There are legitimate fears and concerns that neighbouring countries and the west have over the destabilisation of an already volatile region. However, insisting on delegitimizing Al-Nusrah will only complicate matters worse. The world …
Envoy for Syria meets foreign minister
A no-fly zone over Syria among the possible solutions
Hijab only came to power in June but defected last week
IRNA claimed the abducted are pilgrims visiting the Shi’a shrine of Sayyida Zainab
Hijab was appointed by President Bashar Al-Assad this past June after serving as Minister of Agriculture since 2011
Hidden crisis as countries across the region struggle to deal with effects of uprising
After several high level ranking officials are reported dead or injured, Al-Assad’s forces promise the fight for the capital is far from over
Two bombs have exploded outside the Palace of Justice in central Damascus, according to Syrian state television SANA.