MOSCOW  – Russia will argue at the United Nations that an apparent chemical attack that left scores dead in Syria was in fact contamination caused by rebels’ chemical munitions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. Russia has already suggested it would publicly stand by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Russia and its armed forces will […]

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Slow progress in Syria talks led by UN

By Tahir Mustafa The UN-brokered talks in Geneva made little progress because the opposition groups have not fully reconciled to the ground realities following the defeat of the terrorists in Aleppo. Their foreign sponsors do not want peace in Syria. Aware of the risks in arousing unrealistic expectations in the Syria peace talks in Geneva, […]

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Humanitarian crisis in Syria

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations’ humanitarian chief on Friday demanded that the Syrian government and militant groups stop interfering with the delivery of food and medicine for civilians trapped in besieged and difficult-to-reach areas in war-ravaged Syria.  “The continued use of siege and starvation as a weapon of war is reprehensible,” U.N. under Secretary-general Stephen […]

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