Moroccan journalist infiltrates Syrian jihadists’ camp as a cook

Casablanca- According to Spanish news outlet ABC, 20-year-old Moroccan journalist, Ghizlane Amjoud managed to infiltrate the camp of Jihadists in Syria, while presenting as a professional cook. Of a Syrian mother, the young journalist, who works for "Sahifat Annas," impersonated a Syrian orphan to enter Idlib, a city controlled by three main groups of jihadist fighters: the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Syrian Is ...

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OIC, Arab League call for Eid truce in Syria

CAIRO - The truce would allow aid agencies to provide humanitarian assistance in war-torn areas and relevant parties to prepare for the upcoming Geneva II conference. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Cairo-based Arab League have called for a truce between Syria's warring parties during the upcoming Islamic Eid al-Adha. In a joint appeal, OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Ar ...

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Turkish FM calls on UNSCR to adress humanitarian crisis in Syria

GENEVA - Davutoglu stressed that the focus should not merely be on the Assad regime's chemical weapons since more than 120,000 people had died in conventional attacks. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said, "I call on the UN Security Council to issue a strong resolution to solve the humanitarian situation in Syria without further delay." Davutoglu delivered a speech at the 64th Executive Committ ...

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SNCORF condition for 2nd Geneva Conf: withdrawal of foreign militia

NEW YORK - Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolution Chairman Ahmed al-Jabra asked for withdrawal of foreign militia in Syria as a condition for them to participate in the 2nd Geneva Conference Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolution Forces (SNCORF) Chairman Ahmed al-Jabra stated that they will attend the Geneva Conference 2 provided that the foreign militias withdraw from Syri ...

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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 ...

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Syrian opposition supports Geneva talks on a political solution

LONDON - "Geneva is based on forming a transition government with full powers by mutual agreement. It is about the change the opposition wants," said the UK special representative to the Syrian opposition Jon Wilks, the UK special representative to the Syrian opposition, has stated that President of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al Jarba "confirmed that Syrian opposition supports Geneva talks on a pol ...

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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 ...

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9 years on, Libya still not free of chemical weapons

TRIPOLI - Syria's regime says it will need at least a year to dismantle its chemical weapons arsenal, but if Libya's experience is anything to go by, this is a hopelessly optimistic forecast. Damascus has provided the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with a full inventory of its chemical arsenal, in order to avert US-led military strikes in line with a US-Russian deal. ...

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Assad attacks kill 54 people in Syria

DAMASCUS -Attacks staged with heavy guns by Assad forces reportedly killed 54 people in various cities of Syria Assad regime forces staged air and land operations in various cities of Syria, killing 54 people. Regime forces staged air and land operations in regions where opponents mostly seized the control, killing 19 in Hama, 10 each in suburbs of Damascus and Aleppo, 7 in Homs, 3 in Raqqa, 2 each Qunetra ...

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Russia won’t, US can’t destroy Syrian chemicals

ANKARA- Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that Russia had no plans to destroy the chemical stocks of Syria in Russia, according to DEBKAfile, an Israeli website known to be close to Israeli espionage channels. An analysis appeared on DEBKAfile website suggests that Russian leaders gave a cold shoulder to the Kerry-Lavrov understanding for Syria’s chemical disarmament - less than a week after it wa ...

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UN must act on Syria next week: Kerry

WASHINGTON- The UN Security Council must be prepared to agree to a binding resolution on Syria's chemical weapons next week, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday. A "definitive" UN report had proven that the Syrian regime was behind an August chemical weapons attack, Kerry said. "Now the test comes. The Security Council must be prepared to act next week. It is vital for the international community ...

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2,545 more killed after chemical attack in Syria

ISTANBUL - Syrian army killed 2,545 people after August 21 chemical attack which killed more than 1,000 civilians, the LLC says. The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) said the Syrian army killed 2,545 people after the infamous August 21 chemical attack which killed more than 1,000 civilians. The Syrian army continues to attack civilians while international community debates how to respond the che ...

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