Iranians, Syrians in the US protest Rouhani, Assad policies during UNGA

New York- Gathering near the UN headquarters in NY, Iranian and Syrian expats in the US staged a protest against the policies of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Iranian and Syrian expats in New York City of the United States staged a protest against the policies of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, gathering near the United Nations ...

Read more

Assad: Western powers are fighting an ‘imaginary enemy’

Damascus- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday denounced France, Britain and the U.S. for submitting a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control. In an interview with China's state television CCTV, Assad said that the Western powers were fighting an “imaginary enemy.” Interviewed in Damascus, Assad said he was not concerned about the dra ...

Read more

Syria’s Civil War Impacts Agricultural Production

By April Warren Morocco World News United Nations, New York, January 2013 Cereal, fruit and vegetable productions have become the latest casualty of Syria’s 22-month civil war according to a United Nations mission conducted over a five-day period in late January. A lack of access to seeds, fertilizers, animal feed, veterinary drugs and fuel for irrigation pumps, in addition to damage to irrigation canals ha ...

Read more

The Crisis of Syria’s Refugees

By April Warren Morocco World News New York, January 18, 2013 Seven days of heavy rain in Jordan washed away tents in the Za’atari refugee camp last week, affecting 100 families and forcing children to stand in puddles while temperatures reached below zero. This harsh winter weather has made conditions even more difficult for aid workers seeking to help the more than 630,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian cris ...

Read more

Over 1,000 Syrians flee to Turkey after bakery attack

ANKARA, December 26, 2012 (AFP) More than 1,000 Syrians crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours after the Syrian regime attacked a bakery in the town of Halfeya, a Turkish foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. "1,100 Syrians, mostly women and children, fled to Turkey in the last 24 hours through a border crossing in the town of Reyhanli," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The latest i ...

Read more

Syrian regime ‘has no future’ says US

December 24, 2012 (AFP) Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held "constructive" talks in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad, as Washington warned that his regime's days are numbered. As jihadists seized an area populated by the embattled leader's Alawite community, the opposition National Coalition accused Damascus of committing a "massacre" of dozens of civilians in the bombing of a bakery. The United States con ...

Read more

Syria regime firing ‘Scud-style missiles': NATO

Damascus, December 22, 2012 (AFP) NATO has accused the Syrian regime of firing Scud-style missiles at rebels, amid Russian criticism that the West's "dangerous" stance risks bringing chaos to the country and beyond. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday called the Syrian army's use of missiles against rebels an act of desperation. "I can confirm that we have detected the l ...

Read more

Iran cautiously mulls break up with Syria’s Assad

DUBAI, Dec 19, 2012 It wasn’t exactly a break-up moment between Iran and ally Bashar Assad. But Tehran’s whiplash diplomacy over the weekend suggested its embrace of the Syrian president could be cooling. Just a day after Iran’s foreign minister pledged unwavering support for the embattled Assad, officials in Tehran outlined on Sunday a step-by-step peace plan for Syria capped by elections that presumably c ...

Read more

Syria loading chemical weapons into bombs: report

WASHINGTON, Dec 5, 2012 (AFP) The Syrian military has loaded precursor chemicals for the deadly nerve gas sarin into aerial bombs and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar al-Assad, NBC News reported Wednesday. If confirmed, the move would mark a step further in Syria's progression toward possibly using chemical weapons. US officials told NBC News that the loaded aerial bombs could be dropped onto ...

Read more

Egypt’s Morsi opposes foreign intervention in Syria

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25, 2012 (AFP) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Monday that he opposes any foreign military intervention in the Syria conflict but believes President Bashar al-Assad must go. In an interview with PBS television’s Charlie Rose ahead of the UN General  Assembly meeting in New York, Morsi said the diplomatic quartet of Egypt, Iran,  Saudi Arabia and Turkey could help end the 18-month- ...

Read more

Iran proposes regional observers for ally Syria: reports

TEHRAN, Sept 18, 2012 (AFP) Iran is proposing it, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey dispatch observers to its ally Syria in an effort to quell the violence there, state media reported on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi put forward the suggestion at a regional "contact group" meeting held in Cairo on Monday, the official news agency IRNA and broadcaster IRIB said. He also offered to host the group's ...

Read more

Kofi Annan’s Prediction of the Arab Spring

By Benjamin Villanti Morocco World News New York, August 6, 2012 Kofi Annan resigned Thursday from his position as the leading United Nations and Arab League mediator to Syria, announcing he would not continue in the role when his term ends August 31. Over the last few months, Annan was often criticized as pursuing a hopeless diplomatic track that allowed Russia to prevent tougher action in the UN Security ...

Read more

© 2011 - 2014, Morocco World News

Scroll to top