Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday submitted his application to run for re-election next month, in a presidential vote decried by Western governments and political opponents as a sham. The scheduled May 26 polls will be the second since Syria’s war broke out in 2011, the first elections taking place[…]
Four NGOs have announced they have filed a criminal complaint in Sweden against members of the Syrian government, including President Bashar al-Assad, over chemical weapons attacks in 2013 and 2017. In the complaint filed with Swedish police, the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), Civil Rights Defenders,[…]
Syria is set to hold a presidential election on May 26, the country’s second in the shadow of civil war, seen as likely to keep President Bashar al-Assad in power. The announcement was made by the parliament speaker on Sunday. Syrians abroad will be “able to vote at embassies” on[…]
At least six civilians were killed and several medics injured when a hospital west of Aleppo was shelled by Syrian forces on Sunday, medics and rescuers have said. Sources on the ground told Middle East Eye that six people had died, while Reuters put the death toll at seven. They[…]
As Syria marks nearly 10 years since the beginning of its bloody conflict, a new report shows the widespread and devastating impact a decade of fighting has had on health care facilities, health workers and on civilians. The report, published on Wednesday by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and a[…]
Germany and Finland say they have repatriated 23 of their nationals, women and children from Syria, some of whom were under criminal investigation for allegedly belonging to the ISIL (ISIS) group. “I am very relieved that we were able to repatriate another 12 children and three mothers from camps in[…]
A UN envoy on Sunday pushed for progress on the eve of the latest round of talks in Geneva towards revising Syria’s constitution and winding down the country’s nine-year-old civil war. “We want to see progress,” Geir Pedersen, the UN special envoy for Syria, told reporters during a virtual news[…]
Sheikh Muhammad Adnan Al-Afiouni, the senior Sunni Muslimsy province was killed in a roadside bombing yesterday which is believed to have been a targeted assassination. The explosion happened in the town of Qudsaya, west of the Syrian capital. The mufti was initially reported to have been wounded but was declared[…]
A car bomb has killed 14 people, mostly civilians, in the northern Syrian town of Al Bab. Attackers detonated an explosives-laden truck in Syria’s Aleppo province, causing multiple casualties, local security sources said on Tuesday. This is the second bomb attack in the district within days, as two civilians were[…]
MEE EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK’s foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country’s controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files that set out the financial and operational relationships[…]
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