“I couldn’t have believed the world would just watch”: Six years on from the Syrian revolution

GENEVA (Reuters) – Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said.


Report accuses Syria of ‘slaughter’ of people trapped by war

UNITED NATIONS – The Syrian government committed “slow-motion slaughter” of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights …


EDITORIAL: Forgotten Syrian children

EDITORIAL: Forgotten Syrian children In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an …

Jakarta Post

Assad confirms readiness for referendum on Syria’s future

(TASS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has confirmed his readiness to hold a referendum on the future of his country and voiced the conviction that its fate should be determined by the Syrian people. The Syrian leader said as much in an interview with …

AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

UAE refuge is ‘something special’, say Syrians who fled civil war

Having fled Syria’s civil war, about 120,000 Syrians have found a sanctuary in the UAE between 2011 and last year. Six of them tell of their yearning for their country’s peaceful past and their wish for a better life. Six years ago on March 15

The National

Aleppo becomes graveyard for dreams of Al Assad fall

A picture taken during a sandstorm shows destruction in the once rebel-held Karm al-Jabal neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo. Published: 05:40 March 15, 2017 Gulf News. AFP. SMALL; MEDIUM; LARGE. Aleppo: When the army recaptured Aleppo …


Syria War six years on: Christian Aid calls for prayer and action

Six years since the Syrian war first started, Christian Aid is calling on believers to “pray and put action behind their prayers” to help end it. The war in Syria, which has involved pro-government, rebel and Islamist forces as well as other nations


Syrian war enters 7th year with no clear political solution insight

DAMASCUS, March 14 (Xinhua) — The Syrian crisis is stepping into its seventh year, with political and military efforts being exerted, but with no clear vision so far on a political vision, rather a more obvious one on the military’s. POLITICAL


Has Assad suffered a stroke? Shock ‘hand theory’ sparks health fears for Syrian dictator

Speculation over the health of the Syrian president has been swirling since the beginning of 2017. In January Faisal al-Qassim, a famous TV personality on Al Jazeera, claimed Assad was “bedridden” after suffering a stroke. The rumours were ramped up …

Daily Star

Syrian opposition, West ‘fed each other’s false expectations’

The protests that led to the Syrian civil war began six years ago. Carnegie Fellow and analyst Yezid Sayigh discusses how the fight became so intractable. Syrien Zerstörung (Reuters/K. Ashawi). Two women and a child walk through the rubble in the

Deutsche Welle

Australia Must Play Its Part In Agitating For Peace In Syria

As Syria marks six years of civil war, delegations from Russia, Iran and Turkey have arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan, for a third round of peace talks. Syrian rebel groups have stayed away, blaming Russia’s unwillingness to end air strikes against

Huffington Post Australia

Six years since it began, we spoke to an expert to answer the public’s questions on the war in Syria

Six years since the war in Syria began, we sent Edd Dracott to ask young people what questions they have about the conflict. We put questions from the public to professor Simon Mabon of Lancaster University, a research associate with the Foreign Policy …

Belfast Telegraph