Syria

12.01.2016

Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces. “Crowds of hungry kids around,” Office of the… »

06.01.2016

… And All of a Sudden Syria!

… And All of a Sudden Syria!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* 5 January 2016 (IPS) – The “big five” – i.e., the most military powerful states on earth (US, UK, France, Russia and China) have just agreed that it would be about time to end the Syrian five-year long human tragedy. Before reaching… »

23.12.2015

The Syrian opposition circus comes to town

The Syrian opposition circus comes to town

In January, the Syrian government will – ostensibly – sit across the negotiating table from ‘the Syrian opposition’ to decide on the structure and make-up of a transitional government that promises to end the 5-year Syrian conflict. The ‘Syrian opposition,’ we are told by US Secretary of State John Kerry,… »

07.12.2015

No to War! Call for Peaceful Nonviolent Resistance to UK’s Air Strikes against Syria

No to War! Call for Peaceful Nonviolent Resistance to UK’s Air Strikes against Syria

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate* Human Wrongs Watch 7 December 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service – On 2nd December, 2015 the United Kingdom Parliament voted to bomb Syria and the world watched as British planes, equipped with the latest bombs aptly named ‘Brimstone’ were dropped on Syrian targets. »

03.12.2015

Syria: No fly zone means for everybody

Syria: No fly zone means for everybody

Protect the Syrians from all sides and they will create conditions where ISIS  will simply fall apart, stop bombing populations and provide all-around security and the local people will seek their own way to peace and any offer by such as ISIS will be bypassed – the message in this… »

30.11.2015

Mountains no barrier for Edinburgh volunteers’ direct aid to Syria

Mountains no barrier for Edinburgh volunteers’ direct aid to Syria

Among many volunteer groups that are ‘doing their bit’ for the Middle East Pressenza came across this Facebook entry of Roey Convery sharing news from her pal Margaret Tookey’s travels into Syria. The tale tells a lot in a few paragraphs. Margaret Tookey: I’ve just left the Syrian border after… »

23.11.2015

Day of protest against British bombing of Syria: Saturday 28 November

Day of protest against British bombing of Syria: Saturday 28 November

Protests will take place around the country against the imminent threat of bombing of Syria by British forces this Saturday. This is in response to the proposed vote in Parliament by David Cameron which is likely to take place within the next week. The vote is more likely following the… »

14.11.2015

Terrorist attacks in Paris: No to violence!

Terrorist attacks in Paris: No to violence!

Several attacks have led to scores of dead in Paris and hundreds injured. Today, more than ever, it’s necessary to position oneself clearly against violence, where ever it comes from. The facts, still very confused More than 140 deaths and numerous injured are the consequences of six attacks that have… »

31.10.2015

Russia’s entry into Syria worsens killings of medical workers on war’s front lines

Russia’s entry into Syria worsens killings of medical workers on war’s front lines

As global talks on Syria take place in Vienna, we look at the dangers to medical workers on the front lines of the world’s deadliest conflict. Nearly 700 medical personnel have been killed in Syria since the war erupted in March 2011. The group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)… »

31.10.2015

‘Gasoline on the fire’: Obama orders ground troops to Syria

‘Gasoline on the fire’: Obama orders ground troops to Syria

Expanded military footprint will include Special Ops forces inside Syria and expanded ground operations in Iraq by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams In a move that critics says fulfills long-held warnings of “mission creep” and amount to throwing “gasoline on a fire,” the Obama… »

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