With ‘no’ votes from permanent members Russia and China, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a resolution that would, according to press reports, have imposed sanctions against parties using chemical weapons in war-torn Syria. While nine of the [continue reading].
Bashar al-Assad of Syria
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed two resolutions to increase pressure on the Obama administration to do more to stop Islamic State terrorists and to help the people of Syria. The first resolution accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad [continue reading].
Nearly 50 people were killed in airstrikes that hit several hospitals and schools in northern Syria on Monday, though multiple conflicting reports added to confusion over who was responsible. “This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this [continue reading].
Statement delivered by Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, February 18, 2016: Today in Syria, the abnormal is now normal. The unacceptable is accepted. Relentless, brutal, and [continue reading].
Bill Whitaker reports from inside the Syrian base from which Russia is launching air strikes in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. This article contains sections of the script from “The Road to Syria” which aired this week on CBC. Whitaker is [continue reading].
“Russian-backed offensives by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo province and elsewhere in the country over the past two weeks were aided by internationally banned cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.” said Samuel [continue reading].
Several infants crying, families arriving in over-crowded inflatable boats cold, exhausted and wet. These are some of the sights and sounds volunteers on Lesvos island say they can’t erase from their memory. “Some days you can sort of block it out because you know that you [continue reading].
Britain’s leading news anchor Jon Snow, dealt a massive blow to the Israeli military by smuggling Palestinian art out of Gaza and putting it on show in London back in 2014. According to The Independent: He interviewed artist Majdal Nateel earlier this month and volunteered to [continue reading].
The Syrian Network for Human Rights publishes an annual Human Rights Report compiled from reliable reports and eye-witness statements of human rights violations, including war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. You can read their full report here on Alistair Reign News [continue reading].
Fear stood behind many of the big human rights developments of the past year. “Fear of being killed or tortured in Syria and other zones of conflict and repression drove millions from their homes. Fear of what an influx of asylum seekers could mean for their societies led [continue reading].
United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan: Its title is prosaic and its content dry, but the stark statistics in the U.N.’s annual summary of relief programs tell the story of Syria’s humanitarian nightmare. Syria is a country on life support 13.6 million people are in [continue reading].
The UN Charter, in its Preamble spoken by Sir Lawrence Olivier in 1945 set an objective: “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained“. United Nations [continue reading].