Syria

14.06.2017

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have… »

28.05.2017

UN concern about civilian casualties of anti-terror bombings in Syria

UN concern about civilian casualties of anti-terror bombings in Syria

United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra”ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. More and more men, women and children are being killed for… »

23.05.2017

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kuwait on January 24, 2017 By Jan Oberg The Secretary-General also said this new home’s “potential is… »

11.05.2017

Safe Zones in Syria: A double-edged sword

Safe Zones in Syria: A double-edged sword

By Farhang Jahanpour After six years of brutal conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of fatalities, unimaginable hardship experienced by civilians with millions displaced inside the country or becoming refugees abroad, and the destruction of most of that ancient land, the Syrian tragedy is entering a new phase. The Russian… »

24.04.2017

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

By Baher Kamal for IPS. A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN… »

24.04.2017

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

Without any in situ inspection, OPCW confirms sarin exposure during the explosion that took place in Syria on 4th April

On April 19, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), confirmed that “the analysis indicates that the victims were exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance” during the events in Idlib, Syria, last April 4th (see full text of the press release issued at the end of… »

19.04.2017

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Chemical weapons in Syria and UN Security Council: No resolution adopted

Would you like to know why? On April 12, the Security Council met again to discuss the issue of chemical substances that caused the deaths of 87 persons on April the 4th in Syria. A first urgent session took place on April the 5th on the very same topic (see… »

18.04.2017

U.S. Peace Activists in Rome Issue Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

U.S. Peace Activists in Rome Issue Arrest Warrant for Donald Trump

Most states allow a “citizen’s arrest” of whoever is caught committing a felony, should the police fail to intervene.  Since Trump’s missile attack against Syria constituted a crime of aggression (a felony) and since no law enforcement agency has acted as of yet, a citizen’s arrest may indeed be in… »

13.04.2017

This is not beautiful…

This is not beautiful…

When President Trump attacked Syria with Tomahawk missiles last week, the media cheered. MSNBC’s Brian Williams even said, “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels in the eastern Mediterranean.” Let that sink in. Beautiful. He called a missile attack beautiful. There is… »

11.04.2017

UN, Hypocrisy as a weapon of mass destruction

UN, Hypocrisy as a weapon of mass destruction

Surely few will be surprised by the recent bombing of Syria ordered by Trump. If we were already used to the permanent military intervention of the US throughout the planet, with a bully as brand-new president it was predictable that the decadent empire would double its bet. The excuse this… »

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