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Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Jul 11, 2014

Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Among the dead in Syria were 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, according to the toll, which included casualties documented up to 8 July this year. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Sectarian violence #Free Syrian Army #Syrian civil war #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #Middle Easr
Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

May 28, 2014

Chemical weapons inspectors attacked in Syria

A convoy of chemical weapons inspectors came under attack on Tuesday while travelling to the site of a suspected chlorine gas attack in Syria. #Syria #NewsTracker #UN #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Human Rights Watch #Chemical weapons #OPCW #Chlorine
Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

May 19, 2014

Syria: Soccer goalie-turned-rebel becomes icon for anti-govt fighters

In 2012, Sarout joined the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army movement. He rose to command a Homs brigade that bears his name. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #War Crimes #Chemical weapons #footballer #Abdelbaset Sarout #Goal keeper
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

May 14, 2014

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Un chief called the resignation a failure of "one of the world's most brilliant diplomats" to end the conflict despite "his extraordinary talents ... a tragedy for the Syrian people." #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Ban Ki-moon #Arab League #War Crimes #UNHRC #Chemical weapons #Lakhdar Brahimi
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Apr 15, 2014

Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

France, which is hosting the closed-door meeting, says the photos to be displayed are part of a collection of 55,000 digital images of Syrians who were tortured and slain by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. #World #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #War Crimes #UNHRC #Chemical weapons

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Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jul 16, 2014

Damascus Grill

Mahmoud Kassir learned to cook the dishes he grew up loving in Syria only after he'd uprooted himself and moved to Omaha...
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jul 16, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad sworn in for 3rd term in office

DAMASCUS, Syria — Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Arab ...
Security Council sees grim images of those dead in Syria

Jul 16, 2014

Syrian President Assad Sworn in for 3rd Term

(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a “dirty war” waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year term in office amid a bloody civil war that has ravaged the Ara... #Damascus, Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Syria