Four years of war in Syria
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.
Al Assad elections
Syrians in the areas controlled by the Government are voting today to elect a president in a election that surely will win Bashar Al Assad. Millions of refugees, internal displaced people and people in rebel areas will not take part on the vote. Al Assad has been criticised for calling an election with the country torn by a fierce war in progress.
War-torn Syria plans to hold elections - Features - Al Jazeera English
War-torn Syria plans to hold elections – Despite widespread death, destruction and displacement, Assad government will hold presidential polls by July – Al Jazeera.
Call for a "localised" ceasefire in Syria
Click over to whatever website you visit most frequently to get news. Find the third headline on the page. Make sure that headline is in your post.
– Did you hear it?: “Kerry, Lavrov call for ‘localized’ ceasefire in Syria ahead of Geneva II talks”.
– I wonder what “localized” exactly means.
Syria Peace Conference set for January
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that he would convene in Geneva on 22 January the long-sought international conference on Syria bringing together the Government and the opposition to a negotiating table for the first time since the conflict started in March 2011.
Dangerous situation in Lebanon
Lebanon is suffering hardly the consequences of the Syrian war. The flow of refugees and the violence threaten to destabilise the country.
A date for the peace conference on Syria
Finally the long-delayed peace talks on Syria have a date, according to Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi. He said on Sunday international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi informed him that the talks will convene on November 23. Since may, when the conference was announced the situation has changed dramatically.
What the Syrian regime has to say about the war
The conflict ravaging Syria is not a civil war but a war on terror, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister said today in his turn at the rostrum at the high-level debate that opens the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, explaining the regimen view of the situation.
Tell us about something you think is terribly unfair.
It’s not fair that UN Security Council members that have fought (diplomatically) and therefore delayed and blocked resolutions to try to stop the war in Syria for a long time are not giving the humanitarian aid compromised to help the people affected.
An open door for Syria
Answering a question about how to avoid an attack, John Kerry opened a door on Syria and Russia immediately put on the table a proposal to destroy Al Assad chemical weapons. Obama said that “If we can accomplish this limited goal without taking military action, that would be my preference.”