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One month has passed since the United Nations agreed a cease-fire in Syria - and at least 871 civilians, including 179 children, have been killed in the region of Eastern ... Assessing casualties in Syria is difficult and inaccurate due to the ongoing conflict and lack of access to international organisations.
UN Security Council members vented frustrations and traded blame Tuesday over their unheeded demand for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, with the US envoy ... 24 vote, the council called for a 30-day break in hostilities “without delay” to enable humanitarian aid and medical evacuations as Syria enters its ...

The failed U.N. ceasefire in Syria and Russia's enabling of the Assad regime marks a "day of shame" for the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told council members. The council met Tuesday to go over how effective its existing resolutions on Syria had been. Haley was pointed in her ...
Syrian Army soldiers stand next to a military tank, at the city limits of Harasta, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria March 22, 2018. — Reuters picBEIRUT, March 23 — A Syrian rebel group which still controls a pocket of the Eastern Ghouta enclave yesterday announced a ceasefire from ...
Southwest Syria could be the next confrontation zone in Syria's multiple regional wars. The US-Russian cease-fire agreement is collapsing, except in the buffer zone on the Iraqi-Jordanian border. The Syrian regime and its allies are making their way through to the Nassib border crossing and the Golan ...
The agreement, which was confirmed by the spokesman of the second-largest rebel group in the area, will allow civilians and fighters to either leave for northern Syria or remain in their homes and reconcile with the regime of Bashar al-Assad, with guarantees from Moscow that they will not be prosecuted ...

One of the remaining Syrian rebel groups in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus, has announced a ceasefire. The Faylaq al-Rahman group said the UN-brokered truce was to begin in the south of the enclave at 22:00 GMT. It said the move would allow talks with the Russian military, ...
The media arm of Lebanon's Hezbollah group and an opposition activist group say the second-largest rebel group in eastern Ghouta has declared a cease-fire in order to negotiate leaving the area. The group's Al-Manar TV and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say Failaq al-Rahman ...
WFP dispatched food assistance for 2.7 million people in all 14 Syrian governorates under the February cycle, achieving 90 percent of the monthly plan. • Despite the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2401, which established a ceasefire, the security situation continued to worsen across Syria, ...
The main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria's opposition-held eastern Ghouta has said it is negotiating with a United Nations delegation about a ceasefire, aid and the evacuation of urgent medical cases. “We are engaged in arranging serious negotiations to guarantee the safety and protection of ...
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, decried the pummeling of Ghouta and said Washington was "prepared to act" if the Security Council failed to demand an immediate, 30-day ceasefire. Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council meeting on Monday, Haley questioned whether Moscow had ...
The Russian government has derided the United States Department of State on Twitter, accusing its top spokesperson of “spamming all of us” with criticism of Moscow's bombings in Syria. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted in response to department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's post, ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised a UN-mandated ceasefire in Syria designed to stop the recent bloodshed in eastern Ghouta while defending his own military's two-month-old operation against the Kurds in Afrin. The unanimous UN decision on a resolution demanding a 30-day ...
U.N. Security Council President Karel van Oosterom on Wednesday reiterated a call for all parties in Syria to implement a nationwide cease-fire and expressed concern about Syria's humanitarian crisis. ... So much for Russia's commitment to ceasefire, civilian safety, and humanitarian assistance. Astana ...
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to ensure that Syria accepts "without any ambiguity" a UN resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire, the French presidency says. Macron's office said he made the call during a telephone conversation on March 5, the ...
So today we say in plain terms for all humanity: the members of the security council can and must uphold the ceasefire. We cannot consign yet another promise to Syrian civilians to the rubbish bin of history nor can we accept any watered-down version of the agreement. We must act now to save lives.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the UN ceasefire resolution for Syria effectively meaningless given the Syrian government's continued bombing of Eastern Ghouta. "God curse your resolution!" Erdogan said of the UN ceasefire, "the resolution that never went into effect has no ...

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council, facing staunch opposition from Russia, failed to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb. With new reports on Thursday of a rocket ...
The U.N. Security Council is again demanding a cease-fire throughout Syria and backing a U.N.-endorsed roadmap for a peaceful transition and elections in the conflict-torn country. The council reaffirmed in a statement following a briefing Friday by the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, that U.N.-led ...
Why it matters: U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said at the vote last week that eyes would "be on the Syrian regime, Iran and Russia," and that Assad must "for once, allow humanitarian access to all of those who need it" in Ghouta. But residents say no aid has been allowed in, and no cease-fire has ...
The United Nation Security Council has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, “a durable humanitarian pause for at least 30 consecutive days throughout [the country].” Like all such agreements, it contains a lot of “ifs” and “buts” and will depend on a degree of good will on most if not all sides that has been almost ...
The five-hour humanitarian truce ordered by Putin comes after a 30-day U.N. cease-fire unanimously approved Saturday by the Security Council failed to stop the carnage in eastern Ghouta, where more than 500 people have been killed since last week. Residents and aid groups say such unilateral truces ...
Russia said on Monday it would establish an evacuation corridor and implement a five-hour daily truce to allow people to leave Syria's eastern Ghouta, after a UN Security Council resolution was passed demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the entire country. In this episode of Jahan Nama, host Massoud ...
NATO ally Turkey is breaking the United Nations-agreed ceasefire for Syria as it continues a military incursion into the country, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said. A UN Security Council resolution, passed on Saturday, demands that all parties cease hostilities without delay and ...
More than 520 people have been killed and 2,500 wounded in Eastern Ghouta since a renewed Syrian military offensive began there in mid-February. The area, home to some 400,000 people, has been under siege for years. Whether the Russian ceasefire order will succeed, where the UN has not, ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In Damascus suburbs that have been under ferocious attack by the Syrian government, the first day of a Russia-declared cease-fire on Tuesday failed to yield the promised results: Civilians did not evacuate, the wounded were not ferried out, humanitarian aid did not flow in, and ...
The spokesman of Kurdish YPG militant group in Northern Syria Nuri Mahmoud on Monday told VOA that his forces will respect a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country to allow aid access and medical evacuation. But Turkey, which has welcomed the resolution, says the truce will not ...
Turkey and Iran have said they will continue their military activities in Syria despite the passing of a United Nations resolution last week calling for a 30-day ceasefire. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Sunday that the ceasefire would not have "any affect on the operation that Turkey is ...
(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded. The sponsors, Kuwait and Sweden, amended the resolution late Friday in ...
The UN, meanwhile, is pushing to get a ceasefire in Syria. Its deputy regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, Ramesh Rajasingham, said such an idea was "not pie in the sky". "What we would like to see is an immediate ceasefire, and I think that's very possible, we've had it before," he said.
It was time, he said, for U.S. President Donald Trump and European leaders to do more, including ensuring a real cease-fire. “We hope from him (Trump) to do more against (the Syrian regime),” said Almawwas. “They can do more than this. Back to international humanitarian law. There is war crimes ...
The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria, where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at "breaking point" and Idlib governorate is a catastrophe," a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. Eastern Ghouta is particularly vulnerable, said Ramesh Rajasingham, ...
The UN made an urgent plea last Tuesday for warring sides in Syria to temporarily lay down their arms to allow for aid deliveries to desperate civilians. ... Fighting in war-torn Syria has intensified in the week since the United Nations called for a month-long ceasefire in the country, the UN's humanitarian ...
This came after the UN Security Council began considering a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to the text seen by AFP on Friday. Sweden and Kuwait presented the measure that would also demand an immediate end to ...
The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution to demand a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, according to the French AFP news agency, which says it has seen a text of the resolution. AFP on February 9 said the diplomats were seeking the cease-fire to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid.
As part of the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 May 2017, control groups continue monitoring ceasefire compliance, according to the ...
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As the U.S. government shut down last weekend, two key American allies started fighting against each other: Turkey and the Kurds in Syria. ... This fragile entente fell victim to the collapse of the PKK-Turkish ceasefire and peace talks later that year — which made U.S. military support for the PYD a constant ...
In a speech at Stanford last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined "the way forward" for the United States in Syria. He announced that the U.S. military would have an open-ended presence inside the country and envisioned a Syria free of Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Iran, weapons of mass destruction ...
My friend Oona Hathaway penned an important post (“Recent Israeli Strikes on Syria and the Prohibition on the Unilateral Use of Force”) where she rightly ... Since the “UN-brokered cease fire at the close of that conflict” never matured into an actual peace treaty, the strikes are legally justified as part of an ...
In July 2017, Syria's “Al-Ghad” (Tomorrow) opposition movement signed a cease-fire agreement in Eastern Ghouta with the Syrian regime. ... Jarba affirmed that choosing Egypt as a sponsor in the ceasefire agreements didn't come out of nowhere, and he mentioned three reasons for the choice. “First ...
It has been under siege by the Assad regime for years now, but despite a ceasefire agreed to over the summer, the regime has starved and bombed the area for the past few months. In recent weeks, that bombing campaign escalated, according to monitoring groups. Amid these latest allegations, Secretary ...
Le Drian said he had talked to his Turkish counterpart during the day and called for a complete ceasefire in Syria. France's request for the emergency meeting comes one day after the Turkish operation against the YPG began. On Saturday, Turkish jets carried out air raids against targets in Afrin. Russia ...
The Douma Medical Center said it treated six people, including children, for symptoms consistent with chlorine poisoning. Eastern Ghouta is a designated "de-escalation zone" under a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran, which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to last year. Violence ...
Regime troops backed by Russian jets mounted a renewed attack on rebel fighters in northwestern Syria yesterday after an opposition counter-attack dashed Damascus's hopes for a quick strike towards the Turkish border. Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing a pocket of territory in Idlib province that ...
Turkey has asked Iran and Russia to restrain the Bashar al-Assad regime's bombing of the rebel-held northern province of Idlib, as tensions over the so called “de-escalation zones” in northern Syria mounted ahead of mooted peace talks later this month. “Russia and Iran must stop the Syrian regime.
Syrian government soldiers celebrate victory against the Islamic State (IS) in the eastern city of al-Bukamal in Syria, Nov. 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani). MOSCOW, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Russia registered five violations in two Syrian provinces over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said ...
Besides, drinking water has been delivered to Mazlum settlement in Deir ez-Zor province. Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 48 Syrians near the settlement of Salhiyah. The Russian-Iranian-Turkish joint Coordination Center has fixed several incidents of ceasefire violations in ...
Egyptian companies are seeking to participate in the reconstruction of Syria and communicating with the concerned Syrian parties to discuss their .... agreements between the warring parties in Syria, such as the truce in eastern Ghouta in July and brokering the cease-fire in the Homs countryside in October ...
The West's failure to intervene in war-torn Syria has seen the fate of innocents left in the hands of Vladimir Putin. ... Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a director of Doctors Under Fire, a group of medical professionals campaigning for the ceasefire of attacks against healthcare workers, facilities and patients in ...


 

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