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Syria opposition urges UN resolution allowing use of force

Syria opposition urges UN resolution allowing use of force

Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba urged the Security Council Tuesday to adopt a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN charter allowing use of force to cripple Syria's "war machine." In a speech on Arab televisions, Jarba said "ending the killing of Syrian people is only possible by...

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Assad's thugs butchered like animals in most brutal scenes from Syria

Assad's thugs butchered like animals in most brutal scenes from Syria

  Beheaded in front of children, Assad's thugs are dragged to their doom and butchered like animals in some of the most brutal scenes to emerge from Syria's civil war The sword rests briefly on his neck as a blindfolded man kneels under a clear blue sky. Moments later, the...

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Egypt to extradite 100 Syrians and Palestinians to Assad

Egypt to extradite 100 Syrians and Palestinians to Assad

   Egypt threatened ore than 100 Palestinians and Syrians of extradition to Bashar al-Assad' Authorities. Egyptian coast guards have arrested 109 Syrians and Palestinians who tried to travel illegally across the sea to Italy, last...

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 400 schools close their doors, depriving children of education

400 schools close their doors, depriving children of education

Deadly conflict in Syria meant that as many as 400 schools had to close their doors, depriving children of education The deadly Syrian conflict is making the maintainance of a functioning educational process in the war-torn country even more difficult, as over a million children...

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VIDEO: Syrian baby born after refugee sea rescue to Italy

VIDEO: Syrian baby born after refugee sea rescue to Italy

Italian authorities have released a dramatic video showing the rescue of 158 Syrian refugees off the coast of Sicily, including a heavily pregnant woman who gave birth shortly after arriving, according to 'The Local' newspaper. In need of emergency treatment, the pregnant woman was taken...

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Mubarak supports embattled Assad

Mubarak supports embattled Assad

  Al-youm al-Sabe'a newspaper (The seventh Day) , which managed to get an exclusive access to records for Hosni Mubarak, the ousted Egyptian President, continued publishing these records, in some of them, Mubarak commented on what has been happening in Syria. In a reply to a...

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“Bleeding Heart”, Documentary shows Syria's childhood suffering

“Bleeding Heart”, Documentary shows Syria's childhood suffering

“Bleeding Heart” a short documentary film produced by the Specialised Media Centre in Homs neighborhoods Union. The film tells stories and sufferings of many children in besieged Homs. Sama Homs, a media activist and her friend Nidal Khattab, a camera man filmed and directed the...

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Hundreds of fleeing Syrian refugees reach Italian coast

Hundreds of fleeing Syrian refugees reach Italian coast

Hundreds of Syrian refugees have been rescued in rough seas and brought to Italy's southern coast in the last 3 days, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday. Three boats carrying 809 refugees and possibly some migrants, including many women and children, were intercepted off the...

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  All opposition agreements to ratify by first post-Assad parliament

All opposition agreements to ratify by first post-Assad parliament

The main opposition group in Syria has approved two laws, regulating the mechanism of Coalition work as well the framework of the Interim government, according to Zaman Alwasl source. The veteran dissident and former National Council leader, Dr. Burhan Ghalioun, has proposed two laws...

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Opposition Welcomes UN Report, demands swift international response

Opposition Welcomes UN Report, demands swift international response

  Syrian opposition Coalition welcomed UN Report over use of Chemical Weapons by Bashar al-Assad's forces in Ghouta, August 21, confirming that chemical weapons were used on 21 August 2013. The use of chemical weapons represents a grave violation of international law and it...

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UN details 'chilling' Syria sarin attack

UN details 'chilling' Syria sarin attack

The United Nations on Monday revealed what it called "chilling" details of a sarin gas attack in Syria, leaving the major powers to battle over who was responsible. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria as "a war crime" as the country's conflict again spilled...

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U.N. inspectors:

U.N. inspectors: "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used

U.N. inspectors said Monday there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people in the country's civil war. The findings represent the first official confirmation by scientific...

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Turkey scrambles jets after intensified clashes near Syria border

Turkey scrambles jets after intensified clashes near Syria border

  Turkey has scrambled three fighter jets following clashes between Kurdish militants linked to the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and al-Qaeda affiliate radical groups near the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkish Today's Zaman reported. The private İhlas news agency reported...

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Shariah Authority: death penalty for man and woman over charges of treason in Homs

Shariah Authority: death penalty for man and woman over charges of treason in Homs

  Rebels executed a man and woman, who were convicted of cooperating with Bashar al-Assad's regime through planting electronic chips which used to identify sites (GPS) by the Syrian warplanes in rebels-held areas of the city.   The death penalty issued by...

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FSA chief warns of forger Book to undermine rebels morale

FSA chief warns of forger Book to undermine rebels morale

Rebels Joint Chiefs of Staff denied in a statement posted on Sunday its relation with any publication or book, was circulated between activists, speaks about the armed groups in Syria or attacking the performance or the morale of the FSA battalions.     ''It's...

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Assad's palace: an empty, echoing monument to dictator decor

Assad's palace: an empty, echoing monument to dictator decor

Designed by celebrated architect Kenzō Tange, what does the Syrian presidential palace say about the Assad regime? You can learn a lot about a dictator from their domestic decor. Saddam Hussein had a thing for gold loos and  erotic fantasy murals . Blonde beefcakes...

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Insight: After Syria, Iran laments its own chemical weapons victims

Insight: After Syria, Iran laments its own chemical weapons victims

An Iranian war veteran fell into a coma in a Tehran hospital last week after suffering respiratory failure, his lungs ravaged by mustard gas during the  Iran -Iraq war 30 years ago. Hadi Kazemnejad is one of up to 1,000,000 Iranians who were exposed to chemical weapons by Saddam...

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Half of Syria rebels are hardline Islamists: study

Half of Syria rebels are hardline Islamists: study

Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in Monday's Daily Telegraph. The analysis by defence consultancy IHS Jane's, due to be published in...

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