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‘We don’t need the West’: Assad to ban foreign money from Syria reconstruction

‘We don’t need the West’: Assad to ban foreign money from Syria reconstruction

Syria will not allow Western investors to step into the rebuilding of war-damaged country as they only come to “take” from foreign economies, Syria’s Bashar Assad told Russian media, adding he will seek friendly aid instead. The US and its Western allies have been actively engaged in the seven-year long war in Syria, including the […]

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

Exclusive Factbox – Which Are the World’s 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women?

India named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts India was named as the world’s most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts released on Tuesday. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues ranked war-torn Afghanistan and Syria in second […]

Yazidi sex slave is starved and then fed a plate of rice and her one-year-old son cooked

Yazidi sex slave is starved and then fed a plate of rice and her one-year-old son cooked

Horrific, first-hand stories from survivors have painted the disturbing picture of experiences as ISIS sex slaves. In a recent interview with the Egyptian TV channel, Extra News, Iraqi politician MP Vian Dakhill described in detail some of the things she heard from the sex slaves. “One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from […]

Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges UN aid chief

Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges UN aid chief

Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United Nations relief official said today, calling for ending attacks and obstacles that prevent humanitarian workers from reaching the hundreds of thousands of civilians still trapped in the war-torn country. “We […]

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Assad must step down for Syria to have peace

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Assad must step down for Syria to have peace

Canada has slapped sanctions on 27 high-ranking Syrian government officials in an effort to force Bashar al-Assad to stop using violence against his people and remove him from power, according to Canadian media. The individuals will have their assets in Canada frozen and they are prohibited from doing business with Canada, CTV News reported. Prime […]

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

At least 68 children among 126 killed’ in Syria bus bombing

Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday. Saturday’s blast hit a convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya as they waited at a transit point in rebel-held Rashidin, west of […]

The chemical brothers: Putin and Assad… What would Russia’s support for Assad cost Vladimir Putin?

The chemical brothers: Putin and Assad… What would Russia’s support for Assad cost Vladimir Putin?

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 20, 2015 This week the world witnessed yet another chemical attack in Syria. After horrendous footage from Khan Sheikhoun showed children suffocating from sarin gas and relatives crying over piles of dead bodies, Russia […]

United States military has launched more than 50 missiles aimed at Syria

United States military has launched more than 50 missiles aimed at Syria

The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 Tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening. The missiles targeted the Shayrat air base near Homs, and were in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack. Officially announcing the strike, President Donald Trump said the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area, and he […]

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

The Islamic State releases video threatening Iran for tolerating Jews

Members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, stand under an Islamic State (IS) group banner in the recently recaptured town of Al-Karamah, 26 kms from the IS bastion of Raqa, as they advance to encircle the jihadists The Islamic State group threatened Iran for […]

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 dead after US air strike hits Syrian school where civilians had taken shelter

At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province early on Tuesday, according to residents, activists and state television. The US-led coalition said it had no indications an air strike had hit civilians, but in its daily report […]

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