Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that any attempts to overthrow the government in Syria could lead to a failed state like Iraq or Libya. Putin’s comments on Sunday come as the world’s leaders meet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Speaking on the US network CBS,[…]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to win his country’s long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops are struggling to maintain control over territory amid lack of manpower. In a televised speech on Sunday before local dignitaries in Damascus, the embattled president tried to justify why the Syrian army has given[…]
The UN announced Wednesday a date for its conference on Yemen. But Yemen’s Riyadh-based government swiftly demanded a pullback of the Iran-backed Shiite rebels from seized territory as a precondition to joining the talks set for May 28 in Geneva. The developments came as Tehran headed off a potential confrontation[…]
Two humanitarian workers involved with relief efforts in civil-war torn Syria, have detailed some of the atrocities witness in the troubled Middle Eastern country. Both are in the South Africa as guests of the Gift of the Givers (GOTG), seeking not only to shed light on the current situation, but[…]
Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it has identified nearly 1,500 sites where the Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air attacks over the past year using barrel bombs and other improvised weapons that have killed or injured thousands of people. The human rights group accused President Bashar Assad of lying[…]
Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who quit last month as Yemen’s president following pressure from Shia Houthi rebels, has managed to slip house arrest and reportedly fled to the city of Aden. Hadi left his home in the capital Sanaa, which was under siege from Shia Houthi rebels who forced him[…]
Heavy fighting around Aleppo in northern Syria, as Syrian government forces seek to encircle rebels, could leave tens of thousands of people cut off from all humanitarian supplies, a medical charity warned Thursday. The push by government forces and its allies has so far failed to close off the city’s[…]
The government of President Bashar al-Assad has expressed a willingness to suspend its aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the northern city of Aleppo to allow for a local ceasefire to be tested, the UN special envoy to Syria has said. Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday that the opposition[…]
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has warned that the country may be on the brink of civil war and accused all sides of contributing to the political and economic turmoil. Yemen is slipping further into chaos as the Houthis, an armed Shia group from the north, consolidate[…]
The winter storm battering the eastern Mediterranean has brought misery to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians, but a group that tallies deaths in the country’s conflict Thursday said it had also brought about a rare respite from fighting. With rain, snow and high winds assailing the war-torn country, the[…]
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