Aid workers are warning of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in parts of Syria if the UN Security Council fails to renew a resolution allowing the last humanitarian border crossing to remain open. There had been a total of four border crossings approved in 2014 that allowed humanitarian aid to enter[…]
Deadly air strikes and artillery fire continued on Tuesday with more than 100 people in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta enclave killed, bringing the number of civilian deaths to 250 over the last 48 hours, a war monitor reported. It was the highest two-day death toll since a 2013 chemical attack on[…]
A Syrian military source has announced the recapture of three neighbourhoods of Deir Az Zor after eliminating the last remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (SIL) group from the eastern city. The army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, simultaneously regained control over the city’s al-Hamidya[…]
A ceasefire has been declared in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight last Sunday to March 20, Russia’s defence ministry said. “A ‘regime of silence’ has been introduced from 00:01 on March 6 to 23:59 on March 20 (Damascus time) in the area of[…]
Nariman Reinke, a German soldier of Moroccan origin, decided to take a stand against the Cologne assaults of New Year’s Eve and the racism that followed. But she has received a decidedly mixed response. In the days after New Year’s Eve, police reported that a series of sexual assaults and[…]
A Syrian suicide bomber is thought to be responsible for an attack which killed at least ten people including foreigners in the heart of Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet tourist district on Tuesday, President Tayyip Erdogan said. There was a high probability Islamic State militants were behind the blast near the Blue[…]
The Syrian government has been accused of using toxic chemicals in a number of barrel bomb attacks in Idlib governorate. A report released by rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday said forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad had used the lethal substances in up to six attacks,[…]
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