UN Special Envoy De Mistura Advocates Humanitarian Pause in Syria

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has expressed his support for the establishment of a ceasefire regime in Syria in order to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian convoys to the country. "There is an urgent need for de-escalation, which means ceasefire specifically in order to allow convoys to reach the besieged and non-easy to reach areas. Thirty days, … Continue reading UN Special Envoy De Mistura Advocates Humanitarian Pause in Syria

Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria. During his two-day trip to the Turkish capital, Tillerson -- who last visited in July 2017 -- will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu … Continue reading Tillerson Heads to Ankara to Ease Turkey Tensions

Iran Calls On US To Immediately Withdraw From Syria

Iran has repeatedly strongly refuted claims of its troops’ presence in Syria, however, admitted sending military advisors to help the Syrian government fight terrorists. Tehran has also been acting as one of the guarantors of the ceasefire regime in the Arab Republic and as a broker in peace talks. Ali Akbar Velayati, the top aide … Continue reading Iran Calls On US To Immediately Withdraw From Syria

Syrian Government Rejects UN-led Constitutional Committee

The Syrian government said Tuesday it rejects any formation of a constitutional committee by the UN out of the context of the Syrian talks in Sochi held last month, according to state news agency SANA. In a press briefing Tuesday, Ayman Soussan, an assistant of Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, made it clear that his … Continue reading Syrian Government Rejects UN-led Constitutional Committee

President: ‘France Will Strike’ If Proof Found Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to “strike” Syria if any evidence emerges that chemical weapons were used against civilians. However, he added that French intelligence agencies do not have proof to back up such allegations. “On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron told reporters in Paris on Tuesday. … Continue reading President: ‘France Will Strike’ If Proof Found Chemical Weapons Used in Syria

Erdoğan, Saudi King Salman Discuss Turkey’s Anti-terror Operation in Syria’s Afrin

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz late Tuesday in which the two leaders discussed Turkey's Operation Olive Branch launched against terrorist groups in Syria's Afrin. In the call, Erdoğan informed Salman about the operation against ISIS terrorists, and its aims. The two also discussed recent developments in … Continue reading Erdoğan, Saudi King Salman Discuss Turkey’s Anti-terror Operation in Syria’s Afrin

Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria

Russia has invited its partners among the BRICS nations (Brazil, India, China and South Africa) to establish a foothold in the promising Syrian market. “According to Syrian estimates, losses in the real sector of the economy topped $75 billion,” the Russian Ambassador to the country, Alexander Kinshchak said. “UN experts believe that it will take … Continue reading Moscow Invites BRICS To Invest In Rebuilding Syria