UN says number of Syrian refugees exceeds three million

As announced by the United Nations (UN) in a statement, more than three million Syrians have fled the civil war currently affecting their country, just to become refugees, a million of them in the last year alone, not counting hundreds of thousands of people who fled without...

UN estimates that more than 191,000 people were killed in Syria

The UN reported on Friday that more than 191,000 people died in Syria’s war since its beginning in 2011, which represents “more than double” of the balance of a year ago. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 191.369 documented cases of people who died in...

Al-Assad said that countries that support terrorism will pay

On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sworn in as president for a third term of seven years after his election victory in June. “I renew my appeal to those who were duped in order to use arms against the state to surrender, because we will not stop fighting...

Syria is free of chemical weapons

The Syrian chemical arsenal has finally left the country altogether. The last shipment of 100 tonnes of toxic chemicals (out of the 1,300 tonnes) held by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, has sailed from the Syrian port of Latakia on board of the Danish ship Ark Futura. Now the...

Syria’s arms embargo is requested by Ban-Ki-Moon

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon this Friday asked the Security Council to impose an arms embargo in Syria, during a speech in which he detailed a six-point plan to resolve the conflict. “It is essential to stop the flow of weapons into the country. It is Irresponsible...

Bashar Al-Assad decrees general amnesty in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad announced a general amnesty on Monday, by presidential decree, which will cover the crimes committed by the Syrian rebels and even foreign fighters, until June 9, 2014. Syrian state television, quoting the Minister of Justice, assured that the...

Al-Assad wins elections in Syria

As expected, with 88.7% of the vote, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was reelected again in his country. The victory of the president was held last Wednesday in all areas controlled by the government inside Syrian territory. The two contenders of Al-Assad, the deputy of the...

Bashar al-Assad will win elections in Syria

On Tuesday, the Syrian regime held a presidential election won in advance by the candidate and current president Bashar al-Assad, while the opposition denounced the electoral process as a “farce” that, according to experts, will prolong the devastating civil war that...