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Russia shows U.S. its plan for Syrian chemical weapons: Interfax

Russia shows U.S. its plan for Syrian chemical weapons: Interfax

Russia  has given the United States its plan for placing Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under international control and intends to discuss it on Thursday in Geneva, the Interfax news agency cited a Russian source as saying on Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...

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First group of Syrian refugees flies to Germany for temporary relocation

First group of Syrian refugees flies to Germany for temporary relocation

A first group of 107 highly vulnerable Syrian refugees arrived by plane in the northern German city of Hanover today from Lebanon under a special humanitarian programme announced by the German government earlier this year. "The airplane just landed and the families are getting off," UNHCR...

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Islamist rebels kill 12 Alawites in Syrian village: monitors

Islamist rebels kill 12 Alawites in Syrian village: monitors

Fighters from an al Qaeda-linked rebel group killed 12 members of the minority Alawite sect in central  Syria  after seizing their village, an opposition monitoring group said on Wednesday. Alawites are an offshoot sect of Shi'ite Islam and have been increasingly targeted by...

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Iran's Khamenei hopeful new U.S. policy on Syria is 'serious'

Iran's Khamenei hopeful new U.S. policy on Syria is 'serious'

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday he hoped that a U.S. promise to pursue diplomacy to remove the threat of chemical weapons in  Syria  was "serious", the state news agency IRNA reported. "I am hopeful that the United States new attitude to ...

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Obama speaks about this Video, Distressed father weeps his daughters

Obama speaks about this Video, Distressed father weeps his daughters

  In his presidential Address on Tuesday,  Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States has mentioned a  mature video footage full of distressed showed a shocked father weeping his daughters whom passed away in the chemical attacks last Wednesday on...

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Obama to explore diplomatic route on Syria chemical weapons

Obama to explore diplomatic route on Syria chemical weapons

President  Barack Obama  pledged on Tuesday to explore a diplomatic plan from  Russia  to take away Syria's chemical weapons, but voiced skepticism about it and urged Americans to support his threat to use military force if needed. Faced with resistance in polls and...

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Obama's speech a model of persuasion over Syria

Obama's speech a model of persuasion over Syria

Sixty-one percent of Americans polled, who watched President Obama's prime-time speech, told CNN that they support his policy towards Syria. Since some surveys showed as much as two-thirds opposition to military action against Syria in the days before the speech, the poll...

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Zaman Alwasl under spotlights of WikiLeaks

Zaman Alwasl under spotlights of WikiLeaks

  Our team, who's dedicated to search in WikiLeaks documents, has discovered that the name of Zaman Alwasl was mentioned dozens of times in documents published on that famous website, most of them mails the newspaper sent to Ministries and public figures. Messages were in 2007,...

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War Economy: ‘My Life for $500’

War Economy: ‘My Life for $500’

  Hassan, a 25-year-old prisoner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), looks depressed as he trades cigarettes with the 15 other men in his detention room in a makeshift jail in Aleppo province. He says he was headed to Aleppo central prison to deliver his cousin’s...

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Kerry to meet Russian FM in Geneva Thursday

Kerry to meet Russian FM in Geneva Thursday

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva on Thursday to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss the Syria crisis, a US official told AFP. The news came shortly after Kerry spoke by telephone with Lavrov seeking details of a Russian proposal to neutralize...

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Putin Sets New Condition on Syrian Chemical Weapons Plan

Putin Sets New Condition on Syrian Chemical Weapons Plan

  Russian President Vladimir Putin set a condition that endangers the diplomatic initiative to eliminate  Syria ’s chemical weapons, saying it depends on the U.S. and other nations renouncing the use of force against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Putin’s remarks complicate...

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Syria wants to join chemical weapons ban treaty: FM

Syria wants to join chemical weapons ban treaty: FM

Syria wants to join the chemical weapons ban treaty and is ready to give other countries and the United Nations access to its arsenal, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said Tuesday. "We are ready to state where the chemical weapons are, to halt production of chemical weapons and show these...

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“The Voice of free Syrian children”, musical tour by Malik Jandali

“The Voice of free Syrian children”, musical tour by Malik Jandali

“The Voice of free Syrian children”: charitable humanitarian musical tour, Malik Jandali announced  Award-winning composer and pianist Malek Jandali announced  yesterday in a press conference held in  New York City  the launch of his humanitarian...

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HRW: Assad regime Likely Culprit in Chemical Attack

HRW: Assad regime Likely Culprit in Chemical Attack

Available evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. These attacks, which killed hundreds of civilians including many children, appeared to use a weapons-grade nerve agent, most likely Sarin....

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Putin, Obama discussed Syria arms control idea last week: Kremlin

Putin, Obama discussed Syria arms control idea last week: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama  discussed the idea of placing Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under international control on the sidelines of a  G20 summit last week, Putin's spokesman said on Tuesday. "The issue was discussed," spokesman...

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Gulf states: Russian proposal on Syria will not stop bloodshed

Gulf states: Russian proposal on Syria will not stop bloodshed

A Russian proposal for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a Western strike would not stop bloodshed, the Gulf Arab states said on Tuesday. “We've heard of the initiative ... It's all about chemical weapons but doesn't stop the spilling of the blood of...

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U.N. to remove CW within 60 days or Strike will be authorized, Congressmen proposal

U.N. to remove CW within 60 days or Strike will be authorized, Congressmen proposal

Senior congressional aides say a bipartisan group of senators is working on an alternative measure to a resolution authorizing U.S. military force against Syria.   The group met late Monday on a plan that would call on the U.N. Security Council to state that Syria has...

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A Syrian’s Cry for Help

A Syrian’s Cry for Help

THE story is simple. Here in Syria, there is a regime that has been killing its subjects with impunity for the last 30 months. The notion that there is a mysterious civil war that is inextricably linked to the nature of the Middle East and its complicated sectarian divisions is far from the...

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