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  • Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody

    Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody

    (Beirut) – Lebanese authorities should conduct an independent, thorough, and transparent investigation into the deaths of Syrians in military custody and allegations of torture and ill-treatment in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. On July…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Death by Chemicals

    Death by Chemicals

    SummaryAll available evidence strongly suggests that on April 4, 2017, a Syrian government warplane attacked Khan Sheikhoun, a town in the northwestern governorate of Idlib, with a nerve agent, killing at least 92 people, 30 of them children. The d…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Peter Bouckaert
    Peter Bouckaert, Human Rights Watch’s Emergencies Director and an expert in humanitarian crises, is responsible for coordinating the organization’s response to major wars and other human rights crises. A Belgian-born Stanford Law School graduate…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Syrians Allegedly Tortured to Death in Lebanese Army Custody
    Photos of the bodies of three Syrians who died in Lebanese military custody, provided to Human Rights Watch by their families' lawyers. © 2017 Private
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Syria: Airstrike on School Kills Civilians

    Syria: Airstrike on School Kills Civilians

    (Beirut) – Syrian-Russian airstrikes and artillery attacks on June 14, 2017, in a town in the southern Daraa governorate killed 10 civilians in and near a school, Human Rights Watch said today. Residents said they were not aware of any military tar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Forgotten Chemical Attacks in Syria

    The Forgotten Chemical Attacks in Syria

    Expand A civil defense member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • A Small Step Toward Justice in Syria

    A Small Step Toward Justice in Syria

     Today, the UN Secretary-General appointed Catherine Marchi-Uhel to head a new UN team tasked with investigating serious crimes committed in Syria since 2011. For victims who have known nothing but suffering, despair and abandonment, the creation o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Pentagon Admits Major Investigation Flaw: They Rarely Talk to Air Strike Witnesses or Victims

    Pentagon Admits Major Investigation Flaw: They Rarely Talk to Air Strike Witnesses or Victims

    Expand Smoke rises after a U.S. airstrike during the operation against Islamic State militants near Mosul, Iraq, October 24, 2016. © 2016 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • States should condemn use of chemical weapons in Syria, ensure civilian protection, demand accountability
    John Fisher's statement for Human Rights Watch at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on June 14, 2017. We welcome the continued spotlight from the work of the Syria Commission of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq/Syria: Danger From US White Phosphorus

    Iraq/Syria: Danger From US White Phosphorus

    Expand Smoking and burning white phosphorus streaks to the ground in west Mosul on June 2, 2017.  © 2017 Getty Images (Washington, DC) – The use…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IRIN: Syria

  • How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

    How the Lebanese school system is segregating refugees

    The children, all refugees and mostly from Syria, filed awkwardly into the unfamiliar school. With its lush grounds and English posters on the walls, it was starkly different from their government-run public school in an outer suburb of Beirut. In…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 8:30am -
  • Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

    Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

    Earlier this month, thirteen-year-old Ahmed Jawish leant into a car to peddle gum and crackers from an Aleppo kerbside and something went terribly awry. The driver, a man wearing military fatigues, pulled out a gun and shot the child in the head.The…
    - 36 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 3:43am -
  • Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

    Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

    Kafaa al-Mustapha and two of her relatives were on their way to work in the Raqqa countryside when their car was hit by an alleged coalition airstrike last month. All three of the women, along with up to 20 other agricultural workers, were reportedly…
    - 38 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:19am -
  • The battle for Raqqa begins

    The battle for Raqqa begins

    The assault on Raqqa officially began on Tuesday morning with the announcement of a “great battle”, but many fear that the Syrian city, which for three years has served as the de facto capital of so-called Islamic State in Syria, won’t fall eas…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Jun 17, 1:41pm -
  • Turkey expels Syrians working for Danish NGO

    Turkey expels Syrians working for Danish NGO

    Turkey has expelled four Syrians working for a Danish aid agency, a new move in a crackdown on international NGOs, IRIN can now report. Their destination: Khartoum, Sudan, 3,000 kilometres away. No aid agency has previously confirmed deportations of…
    - 56 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 10:52am -
  • The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

    The complex battle for control in eastern Syria

    Ever since a deal was struck in the Kazakh capital of Astana early this month to de-escalate the conflict in western Syria, all eyes have been turning east. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies have just launched an operation to “take co…
    - 59 days ago, 30 May 17, 4:24am -
  • Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

    Can a deal in Astana wind down the six-year Syrian war?

    On Thursday, the envoys of Russia, Turkey, and Iran sat down to sign an agreement about Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana. As the signing process commenced, they were suddenly interrupted by a cry from a member of the Syrian opposition: “Iran i…
    - 84 days ago, 5 May 17, 7:13am -
  • Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria

    Turkey-Kurd feud distracts from Islamic State fight in Syria


    - 87 days ago, 2 May 17, 11:40am -
  • Turkey steps up crackdown on humanitarian aid groups

    Turkey steps up crackdown on humanitarian aid groups

    Turkish authorities have detained 15 staff of a US NGO working on Syria relief operations – the latest in a series of moves restricting humanitarian aid groups in the country. Observers attribute the crackdown on foreign NGOs to a resurgence in Tu…
    - 92 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 11:56am -
  • Syria: Return of the red line

    Syria: Return of the red line

    As Syria’s warring parties take stock of US President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strike and of his warnings against the use of chemical weapons, the dominant theme seems to be one of confusion. Has Trump’s policy toward Syria changed, or was…
    - 93 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 6:04am -

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The Guardian: Syria News

  • new'Opportunities missed' to stop radicalisation of Brighton brothers
    News that Abdullah Deghayes, 18, and brother Jaffar, 17, had travelled to Syria came as shock to professionals, report findsPolice and social workers dealing with the family of two British Muslim teenagers who died fighting in Syria failed to realise…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 12:58pm -
  • Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women
    When Isis rounded up Yazidi women and girls in Iraq to use as slaves, the captives drew on their collective memory of past oppressions – and a powerful will to survive. By Cathy OttenThe day before Isis came was a holiday in Sinjar district, northe…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • City of Ghosts review – gruelling but essential
    The citizen journalists of Syrian website Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently are the haunted heroes of this tough documentaryThe 18 certificate awarded to Matthew Heineman’s documentary about the citizen journalists behind the website Raqqa Is Bei…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 2:59am -
  • Interpol circulates list of 173 suspected members of Isis suicide brigade
    Exclusive: Agency believes the fighters could have been trained to bomb Europe as revenge for military defeats in Middle EastInterpol has circulated a list of 173 Islamic State fighters it believes could have been trained to mount suicide attacks in…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:30pm -
  • City of Ghosts director Matthew Heineman: 'Imagine seeing people crucified – every day'
    Their families have been killed, they live in hiding, but a brave group of Syrians continue to defy Islamic State by reporting its atrocities to the world. The director of a new documentary explains how he told their shocking storiesThe most remarkab…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:41pm -
  • Wanted: one Syrian family for small Welsh village
    Small community of Narberth may not be most obvious place to resettle a traumatised family but locals have worked hard for a year to make it happenThere are no mosques, few foreigners and the nearest Muslim community is miles away. You have to drive…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:04am -
  • CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and 'stick it to America'
    Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperateThe CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US af…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:07pm -
  • Mustafa Tlass obituary
    Controversial Syrian defence minister and pillar of the Ba’ath party who was unerringly loyal to Hafez al-Assad, the president for more than three decadesHe called the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat “the son of 60,000 whores”, charged Jordan…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:32am -
  • City of Ghosts review – astonishing look at Syrian media-savvy freedom fighters
    This documentary about courageous activists in the Isis stronghold of Raqqa is a powerful testament to a new kind of citizen journalism Related: City of Ghosts review: could be the definitive Syria documentary Matthew Heineman’s documentary is abou…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:00am -
  • Donald Trump drops CIA programme in Syria 'in bid to improve Russia ties'
    President suspends largely unsuccessful initiative aimed at equipping and training moderate rebels to fight Bashar al-AssadDonald Trump has decided to halt the CIA’s covert programme to equip and train moderate rebels fighting Syrian president Bash…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 6:58pm -
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