Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International
Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International.
Syria and the Journalists killed in 2013
Reporters Without Borders informs that 75 journalists were killed in 2013 because of their work, also 4 media assistants and 37 netizens and citizen-journalists were killed in the same period, most of them in Syria.
Iran not invited to Syria peace conference
More than 30 UN member states have been invited to participate in the international conference of peace on Syria Preparations for the long-sought international conference on Syria, but Iran, the main Syrian ally, is not among them yet
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.
Iran, the US and Israel
Iran and six world powers reached a deal on Tehran’s Uranium enrichment program. Obama praised the agreement as a first step that “achieves a great deal” in a peaceful way through diplomacy. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considers the deal “a historic mistake” that endangers his country.
Israel will stand alone against Iran if necessary, says Netanyahu
Israel will stand alone against Iran if necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his speech at the UN General Assembly. He said President Rouhani is not a moderate but a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Obama calls Rouhani. First direct talks between US and Iran presidents since 1979
US President Obama announced that he spoke with iranian President Rouhani to discuss the “ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear program”. It’s the first direct contact between a US President and an Iranian counterpart since 1979.
Al Assad: "The Middle east is a powder keg, and today the flame is coming very near"
Syrian president Bashar Al Assad said to the French daily Le Figaro that “there is a risk of regional war” after the first strike on his Country.
War or more war
War or more war. These are the options for the Syrians right now. Nobody with power to do so is offering peace. They have a horrible war going on and an international community divided between two options: a military intervention or do nothing and let the war go on and on.
Iran says an attack on Syria would provoke retaliation on Israel
“Any attack on Syria would burn down Israel,” said Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces. Syria’s Prime Minister Wael Al-Halqi also warned that any Western military intervention would turn Syria into “a graveyard of any invader,”. Asked in New York whether Syria would strike Israel in retaliation for any attack, […]