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WASHINGTON. Inspectors from an international agency sent to collect air, water and ground samples from the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria earlier this month were blocked Monday by Russian and Syrian forces for security reasons, the watchdog group's director said. The delay in ... Russians
But the combined military offensive against the regime was more modest than expected. The strikes did not fully eliminate Assad's chemical capabilities, as was acknowledged by the joint chiefs of staff chairman, Gen Joseph Dunford. Moreover, many Syrians suspect that the regime, which was expecting ...

Columbia Univeristy Offers Scholarships To Syrians, Despite Visa Ban ... Columbia is among several dozen higher-education institutions around the country that in recent years have been trying to do what they can to help Syrians caught in a struggle that has displaced and made refugees out of millions.
Tens of thousands of Syrians gathered at the Umayyad Square in Damascus on Monday to mark the 72nd anniversary of Evacuation Day (Syrian Independence Day, which marks the evacuation of French occupation forces from the country in 1946), the victories of the Syrian Army over terrorism, and ... Army
BEIRUT -- Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria's capital, Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend. State TV broadcast the rally live from the ... Bashar Assad
Some counter that if the West refuses to invest the resources needed to determine Syria's future, its efforts to penalize Mr. Assad will make life worse for average Syrians. "You are not punishing Assad, you are punishing the poor Syrian people," said Joshua Landis, the director of the Center for Middle ... War

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Syrian-Americans have expressed anger at the missile strike on their homeland as they celebrated their country's independence day at a rally in Pennsylvania. The Morning Call of Allentown reports about 50 Syrians chanted in Arabic and sang the Syrian national anthem at ...
said Alamoudi, who is from Yemen but specifically hires Syrian refugees to work at his restaurant, the Shami Kitchen. Assad is "a criminal," Alamoudi said. "If you want the Syrian people to get the country back, get him out. … It's not about the Syrian people. It's about distraction." Like Alamoudi, Nabil ...
Columbia University is moving ahead with a scholarship program for Syrian college students displaced by civil war, despite concerns that some students it accepts will be blocked from attending by President Donald Trump's travel restrictions. The program, which has already allowed a handful of ...
Allowing their hate for the West to blind them to the sufferings of the Syrian people and the brutality of Russian intervention demonstrates the moral ... issue because his view didn't fit the anti-imperialist narrative shows that the movement is less about helping Syrians than it is about detesting the West.
Thousands of civilians streamed out of their towns to escape battles in the north and south of Syria on Saturday, where two different offensives have prompted an exodus in recent days. A new wave of at least 10,000 people fled a rebel pocket to army lines in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus in the ...
The family of Armenian heritage were refugees in Lebanon before they found out Australia was looking at a special intake of 12,000 Syrians and Iraqis for resettlement in 2015. Luckily they had relatives in Australia who helped them through the sponsorship process. It was an emotional moment when Mr ...
Air strikes have killed dozens of people in eastern Ghouta while Syrians fled rebel territory toward government positions for a second day, a war monitor says, as the government pressed its advance on the biggest opposition bastion near Damascus. On another front in the multi-sided Syrian war, Turkish ...
The ongoing assault on Eastern Ghouta by the Syrian government and its allies brings back memories from my last few weeks in my hometown, Qusair. Few things have changed since then, except for the growing chorus of voices calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remain in power as a means ...
BEIRUT – For Syrians marking seven years of war, their country has never looked as helpless or fragmented. President Bashar Assad has decimated the rebellion, thanks to massive military aid from Russia and Iran, but foreign powers have carved out zones of influence across the country. Hundreds of ...
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, says about 511,000 people have been killed since the war began. Nearly 70 per cent of Syrians still in the country are living in extreme poverty while in 2017, 910 children were killed in the conflict, up 50 per cent on the previous year.
Bashar Assad's ongoing assault on the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta is a war crime that has already killed more than 900 civilians. But while it's easy to condemn this “brutal campaign,” as the White House has dutifully done, it's hard to know what to do about it. A U.N.-brokered cease-fire is being ...

For years, the Syrian people have struggled to live amid a devastating civil war. When such a humanitarian crisis emerges outside of Europe, the ideals of justice, human rights and dignity appear null and void. As these ideals are only effective for Europeans, the hypocrisy of the modern projects of human ...
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Islamic State detained over 7,000 Syrians between 2013 and 2017. Charges included reporting human-rights abuses, participating in aid work, posting messages against the Islamic State on social-media platforms, and fighting for the Free Syrian ...
This is in addition to the 4,832 Syrians granted humanitarian protection that year through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The difference in positive initial decisions between Iraqi and Syrian applications was similar in 2016: 12% for the former and 86% for the latter. Small wonder, then ...
Wendy Pearlman said there are many narratives in the media about Syrian people, she wants to create a space for them to be able to “speak for themselves.” “Commentators from TV talk about who Syrians are, what they want, what their conflict is,” Pearlman said. “But Syrians also have a different point of ...
Talks on Syria in Astana, which have usually involved regime and opposition delegations, as well as the three guarantors, began in January 2017. Tags: Syria, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Astana. Iran, Russia and Turkey will send foreign ministers to Kazakhstan next week to move forward a plan to end the ...
Syrians in the besieged eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus have started to use the U.N aid bags as shrouds for children killed in devastating bombardment, by the Assad regime to express their frustration over the organization's inaction. Syrian activists shared a video of bodies of two children as ...
Thousands of civilians have fled advances by Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta over the last two days, a war monitor and a resident said on Sunday, as Damascus wages an offensive to crush the last major rebel enclave near the capital. Nearly 600 people have been killed in air and ground ...
UNICEF's regional director has expressed hope that the brutal Assad regime may allow aid to enter Eastern Ghouta's town of Douma. Tags: Eastern Ghouta, Douma, Syria, UNICEF, UN, Assad, Geert Cappelaere. UN children's agency UNICEF say they have received an “indication” from the Assad regime ...
EVANSTON - Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman's poignant accounts of Syrians speaking from the rubble of their crumbling country was chosen by TIME magazine for its March 12 cover in international editions. Pearlman, an associate professor of political science, shares first-hand ...
Some 721,000 Syrians returned to their homes in 2017 (mostly internally displaced people) – an increase from the 560,000 that returned the previous year. However, for every person who returned in 2017 at least three more were newly displaced and an additional 1.5 million people are expected to be ...
There is a sense that the world has deserted the Syrians. The United Nations estimates that half a million Syrians have been killed. One quarter of the population are refugees, and 6.1 million are internally displaced. Cities have been destroyed and chemical weapons have been used more than 180 times, ...
“For God's sake help us!” reads a message on Twitter attached to a video showing two small girls, bleeding and crying in a smoky, chaotic house. It is part of a social media campaign surrounding the crisis in Ghouta, Syria, where more than 400 civilians have been killed in the past six days, according to ...
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today briefed UN Member States in Geneva about the ongoing crisis in Syria and the need for sustained support to Syrian refugees and the countries in the ...
"There should be only one agenda for all of us: to end the suffering of the Syrian people and find a political solution to the conflict. "Particularly in Eastern Ghouta, the air strikes, shelling, ground offensive intensified after the adoption of the resolution," he said, referencing UNSC resolution 2401, which ...
Why Syrians in besieged eastern Ghouta refuse to leave. mode of thought. If raw fear of ongoing violence is one factor preventing civilians from approaching the designated exit corridor, an even greater hurdle is a lack of trust – of the Assad regime and its Russian backers. Syrian Red Crescent volunteers ...
EVANSTON - Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman's poignant accounts of Syrians speaking from the rubble of their crumbling country was chosen by TIME magazine for its March 12 cover in international editions. Pearlman, an associate professor of political science, shares first-hand ...
Britain should consider military action against the Syrian regime if there is fresh "incontrovertible" evidence that chemical weapons have been used against civilians, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary told the BBC he believed the use of illegal weapons should not go unpunished. A short pause ...
A man carries an injured boy as he walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel-held besieged town of Hamouriyeh in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, in Syria on Wednesday. 9:00 pm, February 22, 2018. ReutersBEIRUT (Reuters) — Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to ...
Alistair Burt calls out Asad regime for using food as a weapon of war and announces emergency UK aid package to provide safe water to 575,000 people in Idlib. The scale of fear and suffering in Syria, as well as the extreme measures people are taking to survive the relentless conflict, has been confirmed ...
Britain is halfway to target to bring 20,000 Syrians to the UK by 2020 as they flee civil war. Home Office figures showed 10,538 people have been granted refuge in Britain under the Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme. Share; Comments. By. Ben GlazeDeputy political editor. 18:15, 22 FEB 2018; Updated 18:16, ...
This important issue of Forced Migration Review draws our attention to the current challenges facing displaced Syrians and the continuing search for solutions. The statistics of Syrian displacement are staggering – and the numbers continue to rise. Half of Syria's population has been displaced: five and a ...
Given the enormous death toll of the ongoing war in Syria, it is easy to overlook—or fail to attribute importance to—the psychological well-being of those who have endured. But the severe trauma faced by so many Syrians has left an entire generation with intangible scars. It is an issue that, somewhat ...
Over the past week, the conflict in Syria has flared up again with the usual ferocity: Hundreds of needless civilian deaths, new starvation sieges in so-called “de-escalation zones” as well as the systematic targeting of hospital and other humanitarian targets, reports of renewed chemical attacks, all on the ...
So I asked a number of Syrians what damage these debunked conspiracy theories have imparted on the Syrian people and the pro-democracy revolution. “This propaganda facilitates the gas attacks, hospital bombings, sectarian cleansing, and so on, “Robin Yassin-Kassab, co-author of Burning Country: ...
Turkey has been there for the Syrian people since the start of the civil war in their country and continues to back Syrian territorial integrity, Prof. ... the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.
A Syrian man rescues a child after an air strike in eastern Ghouta. Image: A Syrian man rescues a child after an air strike in eastern Ghouta. By David Mercer, News Reporter. Syrians in eastern Ghouta say they are waiting their "turn to die" as ferocious attacks by the country's regime continued for a fourth ...
A HARROWING snap which shows small white body bags lined up alongside each other in a makeshift Syrian morgue captures the plight of Syria's kids. As many as 20 children were among at least 100 killed in the rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday, classed as the deadliest day in the area since ...
Copies of contracts signed by Syrian students in Lebanon have gone viral on social media. The pledges were signed by notaries and stipulated that Syrian students shall not get into a relationship with or marry a Lebanese woman while pursuing their studies in Lebanon. This was apparently a condition to ...
Civilians inside Eastern Ghouta have described a "state of terror" as scores of Syrians continue to be killed in the rebel enclave. The new death toll comes as the Syrian government ramps up its campaign to take control of the Damascus suburb. At least 106 civilians, including children, were killed by air ...
Resentment against Syrians living in Turkey is rising, particularly in the country's urban centers where most Syrians live, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned in a recent report. The ICG particularly flagged up the hard-scrabble Istanbul district of Sultangazi as a site where tensions are rising amid ...
Unless the parties seeking a settlement seriously tackle the injustices that have been wrought upon the Syrian people, one cannot hope for a sustainable peace. Syria's war began in March 2011 with peaceful protests, but quickly descended into a bitter non-international armed conflict. While the internal ...
With over 657,628 Syrians hosted in Jordan as of February 4, Syrians constitute the largest population of POCs registered with UNHCR in the Kingdom. However, Iraqis still amount to 65,120 POCs while 14,850 “other” POCs, most of whom are Yemeni, Sudanese, and Somali are also residing in Jordan, ...
Residents of the recently-liberated Deir Ballut village in northwestern Afrin region have expressed their relief after Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces freed them from PYD/PKK-Daesh terrorists during ongoing Operation Olive Branch. On Feb. 10, Turkish soldiers and Free Syrian Army (FSA) ...


 

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