UN: All War Crimes In Syria Must Be Pursued

War crimes investigators and activists have amassed an “overwhelming volume” of testimony, images and videos documenting atrocities committed by all sides during Syria’s war, a U.N. quasi-prosecutorial body said in its first report. The team, led by former French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel, said it is preparing case files and has engaged with war crimes investigative … Continue reading UN: All War Crimes In Syria Must Be Pursued

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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

Washington Says No Plans To Divide Syria

Spokesperson for the United States Department of State Hather Nauert said Washington has no plans to divide Syria. According to the officer, the only aim of the US in Syria is destroying the so-called 'Islamic State' terrorist organization. She also added that the White House is working at stabilizing the situation in Syria so it … Continue reading Washington Says No Plans To Divide Syria

Ankara on US Vow to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds: Restore Ties With “True Allies”

Ankara has repeatedly called on Washington to stop arms supplies to the Syrian Kurds, who have been fighting ISIS in the war-torn country. "We've been saying from the very beginning that the US is making a mistake by cooperating with the YPG affiliated with the PKK in the fight against Daesh. Our friend and ally … Continue reading Ankara on US Vow to Stop Arming Syrian Kurds: Restore Ties With “True Allies”

Lavrov: Tillerson Assures Washington’s Only Goal in Syria is Fighting ISIS

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has given assurances that Washington’s only goal in Syria is fighting ISIS, the TASS news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday. Lavrov said he had last had a telephone conversation with Tillerson on Oct. 9, the agency reported. Russia’s defense ministry accused the United … Continue reading Lavrov: Tillerson Assures Washington’s Only Goal in Syria is Fighting ISIS

Israeli Delegation to go to Washington for White House Talks on Syria

Official says Israeli delegation will try to persuade White House that cease-fire deal should be amended to make sure Iranian forces, Hezbollah and Shi’ite militias are kept out of Syria. A delegation of Israeli defense officials will visit Washington later this week for talks with senior White House and American defense officials. Haaretz has learned … Continue reading Israeli Delegation to go to Washington for White House Talks on Syria

Washington, Moscow Discuss Syria’s De-Escalation Zones’ Parameters

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday he expected to finish work with the United States on resolving issues with the operation of the southern Syria de-escalation zone soon. "I think that this work will be completed in the very near future," Lavrov said. He complimented Russian-US-Jordanian efforts as "the best confirmation that when we … Continue reading Washington, Moscow Discuss Syria’s De-Escalation Zones’ Parameters