Baby boy who lost an eye, becoming new symbol of conflict, leaves Syria

Monday, 2 April 2018

A baby boy who lost an eye in a Syrian regime air raid has arrived in Turkey, after his plight was highlighted by social media, the Turkish Red Crescent said. "Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God... baby Kerim is safe now," Kerem Kinik, head of the Turkish Red Crescent tweeted. The child, who was just five weeks old when he was injured, will "survive on behalf of all innocent children of Syria" and "remind us that we have a conscience as humanity," he added. Karim lost ...

Saudi Arabia condemns chemical weapon use on Eastern Ghouta by Assad regime

Friday, 9 February 2018

An official source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday said that Saudi Arabia condemns and strongly denounces the attacks on Eastern Ghouta and the use of chemical weapons by Al Assad regime, which is a flagrant violation of the international laws. The source clarified that this aggressive action is not aligned with the international efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis politically, in accordance with the principles of the Geneva 1 Declaration and the UN Security Council resolution ...

Syrian opposition: De-escalation zones may mark beginning of country’s division

Saturday, 2 September 2017

The High Negotiations Committee spokesperson Monzer Makhous warned that the Astana talks are a double-edged sword as de-escalation zones may be the beginning of dividing Syria. In an interview with Al Arabiya, Makhous noted it’s been a year and 8 months since talks were launched but the involved parties have not all discussed the phase of political transition. He added that Iran and Russia are two key players that still strongly support the Assad regime. In a previous interview with ...

It’s Southern Syria, smart guys!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

While waiting for Washington’s position towards old nationalist Kurdish aspirations, at least in Northern Syria, more interest is silently being accorded to what may be the most serious flashpoint in the Near East today. It is Southern Syria.Recently, Asharq Al-Awsat published Israeli viewpoints on the region extending from Albu-Kamal, on the Iraqi border in the east, all the way westwards to the Ceasefire line in the Israeli Golan Heights, including Al-Tanf checkpoint on the Jordanian ...

Eyad Abu Shakra

New images emerge of Omran Daqneesh, Syrian boy whose picture shook the world

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Young Syrian war icon Omran Daqneesh – whose image in an ambulance covered in dust and blood went viral last year – has appeared in new photos. Omran, who was five when he got injured after his house was bombed in Aleppo in August 2016, appeared during a TV interview sitting on his father’s lap with his sister beside him. Ali Daqneesh, 10, Omran’s brother died in the shelling. The nurse who treated Omran said he suffered from trauma, indicating the he did not say a ...

UN restarts Geneva talks on Syria with fresh format, same obstacles

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Syria peace talks in Geneva this week should benefit from a tighter format and a deal to reduce the violence, U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura said on Monday, playing down dismissive comments by President Bashar al-Assad. Previous rounds of talks have produced agreement that the warring sides will discuss a four-part agenda, but no progress has yet been made on any topic. Under pressure from international backers, the two sides have agreed to discuss a new constitution, reformed governance, new ...

The March 8 Alliance and looking with one eye

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Lebanese March 8 coalition started celebrating the US-Russian ‘agreement’ assuming that the end of the Syrian crisis is imminent

Nayla Tueni

Russia says 48-hour truce reached in Aleppo

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

They were killed in less than 24 hours of fierce clashes between pro-regime forces, extremists and rebels

Russia, Iran and Syria coordinate in Tehran talks

Friday, 10 June 2016

Defense ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria held talks in Tehran on Thursday on pressing the fight against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

A few Russian concessions

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Russia has begun marketing a peaceful solution for Syria that would include the opposition

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

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