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Op-Ed: Why Russia vetoed UN resolution condemning Syrian chemical attack

New York - On Wednesday, Russia vetoed a resolution condemning the chemical attack in northern Syria that killed over 80 people. The resolution was sponsored by France, the UK and the US all of whom have claimed that Bashar Assad is responsible for the attack.

Op-Ed: Hours before Trump bombs Syrian airbase, Hillary suggests it

The common narrative now is that Trump is in cahoots with Putin and that Russia helped Trump win and that Putin and Donald are good friends.

Op-Ed: Changing the question on coverage of the Syrian attack

In many reports now there is the implicit use of what is called the complex question fallacy in logic or more informally the loaded question.

Op-Ed: Saudis and Turks to support extremist rebels in Syria

Ankara - Turkey and Saudi Arabia are now openly backing Islamic extremists including the Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, part of the new coalition called the "Conquest Army."

Assad responds favorably to UN peace proposal

Aleppo - The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura reports that Syria has responded positively to a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the city of Aleppo.

Op-Ed: Syrian rebels incensed at U.S. bombing attacks in Syria

Washington - The Islamic State(IS) has captured territory held by other rebel groups and fought against them. Surely the rebels should welcome the strikes. However, the strikes were directed not only against IS but other radical rebel groups as well.

Op-Ed: Syria warns unauthorized foreign attacks are acts of aggression

Damascus - Ali Haidar, a Syrian government minister, warned that any action in Syria such as the bombing contemplated by president Obama against the Islamic State needs the approval of the Syrian government.

Op-Ed: Assad's presidential run probably dooms any peace talks

Damascus - The speaker of the Syrian parliament announced on April 28 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would seek a third term in office in an election that is to be held on June 3.

Syria: Polio outbreak caused by Pakistan jihadists

The ongoing civil war in Syria has devastated a country that, two and a half years ago, had subsidized health care. Today, with 7 million people displaced, Syria is dealing with a massive humanitarian crisis, as well as an outbreak of polio.

John Kerry: Syria's Assad deserves credit for compliance

Secretary of State John Kerry has said that his country and Russia are “very pleased” with the progress the Syrian regime has made in destroying its chemical weapons arsenal.

Israel warns that they will topple Assad if attacked

Jerusalem - Israeli Knesset's Foreign Affairs chairman Avigdor Lieberman warns the Syrian government that if they attack the Jewish State, they will meet their end.

Pope Francis urges world to join day of prayer for peace in Syria

Rome - The leader of a billion Catholics is hoping a day of world prayer will be enough to avert a war in Syria, while urging world leaders to use diplomacy.

Op-Ed: UN inspectors to visit site of alleged Syrian chemical attack

Damascus - Syrian state TV reports that UN inspectors will be allowed access to the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Damascus suburbs. The announcement follows an agreement between the head of the UN delegation and the Syrian foreign minister.

Red line crossed: Syria has used chemical weapons in civil war

Washington - An internal memo circulating in Washington alleges that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in its civil war with rebels. An estimated 100 to 150 people have have died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date.

Op-Ed: Assad says he will not resign in interview with Argentine paper

Damascus - Bashar Assad, the Syrian president, in an interview with the Argentine newspaper El Clarin said that he was not resigning and that a political solution to the Syrian conflict was "unreal".

Islamist issues fatwa allowing rape of Syrian non-Sunni women

The rape of non-Sunni women in Syria by fighters opposed to the regime of President Bashar Assad, has been legitimised by a fatwa issued by an Islamic cleric.

Bashar Assad's own mother is rumored to have defected to the UAE

Damascus - A U.S. Ambassador as well as Arab media reports, claim that the dictator of Syria's own mother has join the list of high level supporters to flee the country.

Op-Ed: Chemical Assad

Is the Syrian dictator really prepared to unleash toxic chemicals against his enemies in order to retain his hold on power?

Syrian military awaits Bashar Assad's order to gas its own people

Weapons are loaded and waiting, as Syrian military officers standby for Bashar Assad's order to use vast chemical stockpile, against the Syrian people.

Former Israeli Chief of staff opposed to attacking Iran

Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon's Yishai Friedman, covered the speech by Israeli former chief of staff Lt. General (reserves) Gabi Ashkenazi, who voiced opposition to directly attacking Iran at this stage, at the "Council for peace and security" convention

Footage of Syrian torture emerges as UN peace deal flounders

Damascus - Footage allegedly showing Syrian soldiers torturing a rebel soldier in the suburbs of Damascus was recently posted to YouTube. The video showed the Syrian soldiers beating the man lying on the floor with his hands tied behind his back.

Syrian Toronto Protesters: The march to freedom is irreversible Special

Toronto - In 60 cities across the globe, tens of thousands of people held protests against Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime. Hundreds gathered outside of Toronto's Old City Hall to urge an end to the mass murders that have taken place in the country for a year.

Saudi Arabia is arming the Free Syrian Army

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is arming the Free Syrian Army claiming that it is doing so to stop the massacres presently underway in Syria.

Obama calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down

US President Barack Obama has called on Syrian President to resign amid mounting crackdown and widespread attack on civilian population.

Teen, policeman among dead in Syria as violent protests continue

At least 17 people are reported dead as anti-government rallies continue across Syria on Friday. France and Germany spearhead UN condemnation and EU sanction efforts against President Bashar Assad.

Syrian Ambassador's Royal wedding invitation withdrawn

As Britain condemns the brutal killing of protesters in Syria the Syrian Ambassdor's invite to the Royal wedding has been withdrawn by the Foreign Office.

Syrian President preparing for protests on Feb. 5 'Day of Rage'

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar Assad has announced that his government is preparing for an anti-Assad rally being organized through Facebook and Twitter and scheduled for Feb. 5, titled "Day of Rage."

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