March marks the fourth anniversary of the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Al Assad which originated the ongoing war. According to the UN, since then, at least 220,000 people have died, 4 million people have fled to neighbouring countries and are refugees and there are 7.6 million internal displaced people. In addition, 12.2 million people continue to need life saving aid. And the fighting continues, every day more complicated with multiple sides and no end in sight.
UN: The Ebola outbreak has killed already 9,442 people and there are 23,371 cases in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. There is a funding gap of 1 billion dollars for the fight against the spread of the disease.
It doesn’t mind what was signed in the Minsk agreement on Ukraine. The pro-Russian forces continued their attacks untill they have taken the city of Debaltseve. There were no will to comply untill that strategic town fell in their hands. And now Kiev accused Moscow to send more tanks and troops, in an apparent building of forces to prepare an assault on Mariupol.
“No one should harbour any illusions about it being possible to achieve military supremacy over Russia or to use pressure against us in any way or form. Russia will always have an adequate response to any such reckless actions”, said Vladimir Putin in a speech at a gala to mark the Defender of the Fatherland […]
The beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State (ISIL) in Libya has been a step further in the run of cruelty of the extremists against the world. Those 21 men were killed because they were Christians. No one should die because of their religion or their ideas in this world, but it happens too often nowadays.
John Kerry said that his country “is prepared to consider rolling back sanctions on Russia when the Minsk agreements of September 2014, and now this agreement, are fully implemented. that would mean a the facto recognition of the annexation of Crimea which triggered the sanctions.