Civilians residing in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta are massively contacting representatives of Syrian human rights organizations with a request to assist their evacuation from the territories held by militants, spokesman for Russian center for Syrian reconciliation Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin said Thursday. “According to the information received, over the 24 hours, the number of appeals from residents of Eastern Ghouta to human … Continue reading People in Eastern Ghouta Ask Local NGO for Evac Help
Kurdistan Regional Government president Masoud Barzani announced on June 7 that the region had set September 25 as the date for a referendum on independence. He was joined by members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Kurdistan Islamic Union, Kurdistan Islamic Movement and other small parties, including those representing Assyrian and … Continue reading Problems With Kurdish Independence Referendum
The draft of Syria’s new constitution developed by the Russian experts had a number of positive points relating to the decentralization of power in the country, the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) representative to France, Halid Isa said. The seventh round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, which took place on July 10-14, put three participating … Continue reading Syria’s Kurds Hail Decentralization In New Constitution Draft
The next round of the Syrian talks under the auspices of the United Nations between the Syrian government and the opposition will take place in Geneva from May 16-19. During the upcoming meeting, the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expects to conduct intensive work with both delegations. But could the talks in … Continue reading Could Geneva Become as Effective as Astana?
A frequent refrain from all parties to the conflict in Syria - whether it is the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson or President Assad himself - is that it is for Syrians to determine the future of Syria. Nobody can argue with this preposition in principle but it hides a more complex utility that … Continue reading Instead Of Empty Talk About ‘Transition,’ Let The Syrian People Have A Say
The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced on Wednesday (April 5) that an EU-brokered conference on the future of Syria had raised $6 billion in aid. The sum does not reach the United Nations $8 billion appeal for Syria this year to deal with one of the world's worst humanitarian … Continue reading EU’s Syria Conference Participants Collectively Pledge $6 Billion
The Kurdish National Council (KNC) who has two representatives at the Syria Geneva talks has to look into the mirror for ignoring the Kurdish question in the talks that seek a negotiated end to the six-year long war in Syria, the UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura reportedly told the Kurds, according to … Continue reading Kurdish Delegates in Geneva Fail to Raise Kurdish Question