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Scholars Call for U.N. to Ban Trade in Syrian Antiquities

More than 80 prominent archaeologists and other scholars from around the world have signed an open letter calling on the United Nations Security Council to ban trade in Syrian antiquities, a market they say is now destroying Syria’s cultural heritage and providing funding for extremist groups. Show More Summary

Syria clashes as jihadists advance on rebel bastions

Syrian rebels on Saturday defended Marea, one of their main northern strongholds, against a rapid advance by Islamic State jihadists, a monitoring group and an activist said. The opposition Syrian National Council in exile called for the international community to attack IS positions not only in northern Iraq but also in Syria. Show More Summary

Hezbollah trading with Syrian refugee organs to finance its war effort, SNC

funeralThe Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group was accused by the Syrian National Council ( SNC) in a security report published by CNN Arabic of “trading with human organs” of Syrian refugees to finance its war effort in Syria due to the “financial hardship” the party has incurred during its defense of the Syrian regime. Show More Summary

Leaders of Iranian and Syrian opposition movements meet in Paris

On May 23, 2014, Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), and Mr Ahmad Jarba, the President of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary, met in Paris to discuss common goals regarding the struggle of the Syrian and Iranian people for freedom in their respective nations. Show More Summary

Russia and China block UN measure to investigate Syrian war crimes

The United Nations General Assembly. Photo by Flickr user Paul VanDerWerf Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that would allow the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes from both sides...Show More Summary

Russia, China veto UN move to refer Syria to ICC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes.

UN vote on Syria crisis faces Russia veto, again

7 months agoNews : The Newsroom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council faces a dramatic vote Thursday on referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, with dozens of countries signing on to embarrass Russia which vowed to kill the measure that demands a path to justice.

Will Obama Relent on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Weapons?

Ahmed al-Jarba, the president of the Syrian National Coalition, and Brig. Gen. Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir, the top man of the opposition Supreme Military Council, are currently engaged in the most important foreign delegation of their lives. Show More Summary

Grim images of Syrian dead leave U.N. council members speechless

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures show people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings.

Grim images of Syrian dead leave U.N. council members speechless

8 months agoNews : The Newsroom

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures show people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings.

Syria to Be Referred to ICC? Not a Chance

To say that the United Nations Security Council has been underperforming or underachieving on the Syria file would be a colossal understatement. The Syrian rebellion against Bashar al-Assad is now in its fourth year -- the four deadliest...Show More Summary

Syrian government denies 3.5 million people access to UN aid

9 months agoNews : The Newsroom

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The Syrian government is denying 3.5 million civilians access to UN aid convoys in defiance of a Security Council resolution that has seen the crisis worsen, Western powers warned Friday. Britain...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Syria's U.N. Aid Jam

Brushing aside vague threats from he United Nations Security Council, the Syrian government continued over the past month to lay siege to more than 220,000 of its own civilians, block the delivery of life-saving medicines to opposition...Show More Summary

Russia, China support United Nations aid to Syrians

WASHINGTON — Somehow, the United Nations Security Council approved more foreign aid to Syria to alleviate effects of the civil war for the civilian population. Reuters reported that Russia and China supported the aid resolution to boost access in Syria, after stalling the council on resolutions condemning the Syrian government for its role in the […]

Did Sochi Olympics Boost UN Resolution on Syrian Relief?

UNITED NATIONS -- For the first time the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on humanitarian aid to Syria, with its backers successfully bringing the issue to a vote before the Winter Olympics in Sochi ended. Russia (along with China) did not cast a veto on a Syrian measure as it did three times since the war began. Show More Summary

Russia Halts U.N. Condemnation of Aleppo Air Raids

(UNITED NATIONS) — Russia on Wednesday blocked a U.N. Security Council effort to denounce the Syrian government’s air strikes on rebels in the city of Aleppo with Scud missiles and barrel bombs that have killed some 700 civilians. The...Show More Summary

US, UK suspend Aid to Syrian “Moderates” as Fundamentalists Grab Western Supplies

(By Juan Cole) The United States and the United Kingdom have suspended aid to the Syrian National Council and its Free Syrian Army, headed by Gen. Salim Idriss, after FSA warehouses of…

US pushing Syrian opposition to join Geneva peace talks

The United States is trying to persuade a key Syrian opposition group to drop its refusal to join planned peace talks, saying its participation is essential, a US official said Tuesday. The Syrian National Council, which is the biggest bloc within the Syrian opposition coalition, said at the weekend it would not attend the talks [...]

U.N. Authorizes Plan to Destroy Syrian Weapons

(UNITED NATIONS) — The Security Council has authorized a joint mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons — a necessary final step for the dangerous and unprecedented project. Show More Summary

Syrian Pound Soars, Iran's Single Digit Inflation, and Other Troubled Currencies Project Updates

Steve H. Hanke Syria: On September 27th, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution outlining the details of the turn over and dismantlement of Syria’s chemical weapons. Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has...Show More Summary

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