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Neolithic Syrians were first to domesticate cereals

(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) Eleven-thousand years ago, a Syrian community began a practice which would change man's relationship with his surroundings forever: the initiation of cereal domestication and, with it, the commencement of agriculture, a process which lasted several millennia. Show More Summary

France calls for immediate UN Security Council meeting on Aleppo violence

French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting.

U.N. says nearly 1 million Syrians besieged; U.S. names, shames commanders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The number of besieged Syrians has more than doubled over the past year to nearly one million, the United Nations aid chief told the Security Council on Monday, as the United States named 13 Syrian military commanders it accused of killing civilians.

Dear Mayor Giuliani: We can’t turn our backs on Syrian Refugees

Akil Awan | (Informed Comment) | – – I recently visited Jordan as part of my work on political violence and youth radicalisation for the United Nations on Security Council Resolution 2250.…

Russia loses seat on U.N. Human Rights Council over its role in Syrian war

Russia lost its seat on the main United Nations body devoted to human rights on Friday, signaling international dismay over the military power’s conduct in Syria. The vote was to select countries to represent Eastern Europe on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Russia lost by two votes to Croatia and by 32 votes to […]

Russia hits out at UN aid chief over 'kill zone' Aleppo

Russia angrily accused the United Nations' aid chief of bias and arrogance on Wednesday after he told the Security Council that Aleppo had become a "kill zone" under Russian and Syrian bombs. The accusations in turn drew sharp responses from the United States, Britain and France in one of the stormiest council sessions on Syria in weeks. Show More Summary

International inquiry blames Syrian government forces for third gas attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international inquiry has blamed Syrian government forces for a third toxic gas attack, according to a confidential report to the United Nations Security Council seen by Reuters on Friday.

Syrian people fall victim to Western double standards, claims Russian security chief

2 months agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that the biased and selfish approach demonstrated by Western nations is the main cause of the dire situation in which the Syrian people currently find themselves. Read Full Article at RT.com

Get Real Russia

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

4 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.

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