#Syria ready for #chemicalweapons probe by #UN

  The Syrian government has announced on Sunday that it is ready to allow United Nations inspectors currently present in Damascus to conduct their investigation. The attacks took place in areas around the Syrian capital. The opposition has accused the government of using chemical weapons against fighters and civilians five days ago. Source: WSJ, BBC

#UN packs-off #AngelaKane to #Syria for #chemicalweapons probe

Angela Kane, disarmament chief at the UN has reached Damascus to push the Syrian government to probe the site of a chemical weapons attack. Source: BBC

Lesser threat to Israeli Army as tension mounts in Egypt

About the revolution it’s been said that it consumes its own children. It has been nearly two and a half years since the onset of Arab Spring when people across Arab nations came together with the basic resolve to improve the economic situation and civil liberties leading to the downfall of some Arab leaders andContinue reading “Lesser threat to Israeli Army as tension mounts in Egypt”

US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons

After Barack Obama has announced White House’s plans to arm Syrian rebels due to receiving evidence regarding Syrian government making use of chemical weapons against rebels, there are growing expectations of this being the next big news for some days now. Here are the latest updates on the issue as Assad forces launch Aleppo assault.Continue reading “US to step up support to rebels after evidence on Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons”

Hezbollah’s leader in support of Syrian government against rebels

Militant group Hezbollah’s leader has lent support of his powerful movement to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and vowed to help the government in securing a victory against the Syrian rebels. Hassan Nasrallah considers the Syrian rebels as proxy warriors for the West and Israel. The current Nasrallah’s comments are looked at asContinue reading “Hezbollah’s leader in support of Syrian government against rebels”

Israel destroys Hezbollah-bound missiles in airstrike

An air strike has been conducted by Israel in Syria. Israel has attacked a shipment of missiles in Syria that was headed towards Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, an Israeli official said on Saturday. Israel has made it clear since long that it would not shy away from use of force to prevent advanced Syrian weaponsContinue reading “Israel destroys Hezbollah-bound missiles in airstrike”

UNESCO to ensure safety of Journalists

The UN cultural agency UNESCO has given assurance that it will take steps to extend greater protection to the world’s journalists. UNESCO is supported by numerous international press freedom organizations. The UN agency’s report stated that 121 journalists were killed worldwide in 2012. The fact that this time around the number of death’s are almostContinue reading “UNESCO to ensure safety of Journalists”

Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International

It hasn’t been easy for several journalists reporting on human rights issues from Syria. They have been working in extremely difficult circumstances under the risk of getting killed, arbitrarily arrested, detained, forced disappearances and torture. The said circumstances have been present in Syria from the last two years. The said information has been shared by Amnesty InternationalContinue reading “Journalists targeted by both authorities and rebels in Syria: Amnesty International”

Government forces kills 23 rebels near Damascus

The rebel controlled town near Damascus was attacked by Government forces on Tuesday. According to an activist group as much as 23 rebels and one rebel spokesman lost his life during the attack. On Monday, a Japanese reporter was also killed in one of such attacks   on Aleppo. The Japanese reporter was the first foreignContinue reading “Government forces kills 23 rebels near Damascus”