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I was shocked to wake up and read that Russia was furious over the deaths of Syrian government forces -- from a US airstrike -- and that it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council. Are you kidding me?Show More Summary

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that meeting the U.N.'s top envoy to Syria accused...

Kerry on Syria: 'you don't drop barrel bombs on children' - video

Speaking at a Security Council meeting on Syria at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, US secretary of state John Kerry accuses the Syrian government of dropping barrel bombs on children and bombing hospitals and adds these are ‘flagrant violations’ of international law Continue reading...

Russia blames US for cancellation of UN meeting over Syria

A hastily scheduled Security Council meeting was canceled because the U.S. does not want to make public details of the Syrian cease-fire deal, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations said Friday. Vitaly Churkin said there was no point in briefing the council if the U.S. did not want to say exactly what was in the […]

Obama's biggest achievement in Syria fell short — and Assad is rubbing it in his face

The Obama administration has touted its negotiations to remove chemical weapons from Syria as a major diplomatic achievement. But a new report from the United Nations Security Council found that the regime of Syrian President BasharShow More Summary

U.S. urges Russia to halt Syria sieges; Russia slams aid politicization

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue.

Iranians connected to phishing attempt on tortured Syrian activist

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Former Syrian National Council vice-president Nour Al-Ameer fled to Turkey after being arrested and tortured by the Assad regime -- that's when someone attempted to phish her and steal her identity with a fake Powerpoint attachment purporting to be about the crimes of the Assad regime. (more…)

U.N. aid chief urges Security Council to push Aleppo aid access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations aid chief asked the Security Council on Monday to push for a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pause in fighting to allow food and other aid to be delivered to eastern areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

US Support For Turkey Enables Syrian 'Moderate Rebels' to Commit Atrocities

US continuing support for Turkey after the coup attempt will enable Ankara-backed extremists in Syria to commit atrocities against civilians with impunity, former White House National Security Council advisor Gwenyth Todd told Sputn...

Head of Syrian National Coalition Calls For Emergency Meeting of UNSC

Anas Abdah called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, which would consider the future of the Security Council resolutions on Syria.

Russia, Syrian Kurds Discuss Including Syrian Ethnic Groups in Geneva Talks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with representatives of the Syrian Kurdish National Council the importance of including representatives of all ethnic and religious groups in the country in intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva for finding solutions and determining the future of a united, independent and sovereign Syria.

Democratic Union Party May Join Syrian Talks Only If Cuts Ties With Gov't

The Democratic Union Party may join the Syrian negotiations only if it severs all ties to the country's government, according to the Kurdish National Council representative.

Turkey investigating Russian claims on smuggled Syrian antiquities

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that ISIL, the radical Islamist militant group in Syria and Iraq have profited from smuggling stolen antiquities through Turkish territory, specifically naming several dealers and transport companies involved. Show More Summary

Absence of Kurds in Peace Talks Contradicts UNSC Resolution - Russian Envoy

Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that the fact that the Syrian Kurds have not been invited to take part in the intra-Syria talks in Geneva contradicts UN Security Council resolutions on the Syrian reconciliation.

Iran congratulates Syria's Assad on regaining Palmyra

DUBAI (Reuters) - The secretary of the Iranian National Security Council has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

Syria opposition signals will go to Geneva talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main Syrian opposition council will go to talks that the United Nations aims to convene in Geneva "God willing" and wants an immediate start to negotiations on a transitional governing body, a spokesman for the council told Reuters on Monday.

U.N. Security Council members push Russia to stop Aleppo bombing

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Several United Nations Security Council members pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Syria's Aleppo in support of a Syrian military offensive and allow humanitarian access ahead of a crucial meeting of major powers in Germany on the conflict.

Syrian Opposition to Talk With Damascus Only if UNSC Resolution Implemented

The Syrian opposition will only participate in the talks with the government if the recently-adopted UN Security Council resolution on the Syrian reconciliation is implemented, a member of the political bureau of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces told Sputnik.

Syria tells U.N.: No one cares more about our people than us

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that no one cares more about the Syrian people than President Bashar al-Assad's government after the United Nations accused rival parties in the five-year conflict of war crimes by starving civilians.

UN Demands Syria Allow Urgent Aid Deliveries to 13.5 Million

Facing a worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday demanding that all combatants but especially the Syrian government allow the urgent delivery of desperately needed food and medicine to more than 13.5 million people. Show More Summary

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