Tag: Syria

Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

June 24, BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese news agency says military forces battling followers of a hard-line Sunni cleric are closing in the mosque where they are taking cover in a southern coastal city. It says the fighting brought the death toll to 12 soldiers. The clashes in Sidon are one of the most intense […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

Six ancient sites in Syria were on Thursday added to the list of endangered World Heritage, UNESCO said, including the city of Aleppo which has suffered considerable damage since a revolt started in March 2011. The other sites are the ancient cities of Damascus and Bosra, the oasis of Palmyra, the castles of Crac des […]

June 20, 2013 | By More
UN rights body calls for immediate end to horrific violence in Syria

UN rights body calls for immediate end to horrific violence in Syria

June 15, GENEVA (AP) — The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council has again called for an immediate end to the horrific violence in Syria, and demanded that the government cooperate with its investigators. By a vote of 37-1, the U.N’s top human rights forum approved a resolution to condemn the abuses in Syria’s civil war […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

United Nations accuses Syria Children being used as human shields

June 12, AP – UN leader Ban Ki-moon said in the report the 26-month-old war in Syria is taking an “unacceptable and unbearable” toll on children with thousands among the death toll. Children are being used as sniper targets and human shields in the Syria war, the United Nations said, in a report that added […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah clashes kill one Protester in Lebanon

June 9, BEIRUT (AP) — The official identified the man killed as a 28-year-old from the small Lebanese Option Party which had called for the anti-Hezbollah protest. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. Clashes erupted Sunday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut between protesters opposed to Hezbollah’s participation in the Syrian […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

UN asks for record $5.2 bn in aid to Syria

In a response plan released on Friday, the United Nations outlined a proposal to distribute assistance to Syrians in dire need of aid, as the country’s civil war enters its 27th month. Citing skyrocketing figures for internally displaced persons and refugees, the report indicated that at least $5.2 billion (3.92 billion euros) would be needed […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Following Wednesday’s capture of Qusair, President Bashar Assad’s forces appear to have directed their efforts toward driving rebels from the country’s densely populated heartland, including the cities of Homs and Aleppo. Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country’s opposition heartland, taking two small villages […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

Russian Minister: ‘Red line’ not crossed in Syria over arms

MOSCOW (AP) — Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that investigators must also look into claims of chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. France and Britain this week pointed at evidence that the nerve gas sarin was used by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, signaling that Syria has crossed the “red line” set by President Barack Obama. […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

June 6, AP – Syrian rebels fighting troops loyal to the regime of President Bashar Al Assad have taken over the Quneitra crossing on Israel-Syria ceasefire line in the Golan Heights, army radio reported on Thursday, quoting military officials. Associated pres journalist for human rights observers – Khizer hayat reports from the region.

June 6, 2013 | By More