UN urges Syria over voluntary ceasefire


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking in Geneva said that presently this is a critical point for Syria, and the world is watching with skepticism due to previous promises being broken by the government of Syria. He has said that Syria’s words on a ceasefire should be will be matched by their deeds, but that UN military action to get Syria would not be an option. Obviously Syria’s adherence to the ceasefire is therefore voluntary. Many including the Arab-envoy Kofi Annan are concerned that Syria may not comply with all the points in the peace plan set down by the UN. … Continue reading UN urges Syria over voluntary ceasefire

UN gets Syrian Assurance


Kofi Annan, The UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has said he has received assurances from Damascus that it will respect the ceasefire plan he has previously proposed. Mr Annan who has been visiting Iran said there could be “improved conditions on the ground” by Thursday morning. However the Syrian government had previously failed to withdraw troops and weaponry from large population centres as it had agreed. So far at least 100 people have been reported dead. Three people were killed on Wednesday after violent shelling in the city of Homs and the Deraa province. Mr Annan told reporters … Continue reading UN gets Syrian Assurance

Syrian Activists Still Missing as Arab League imposes sanctions


Today the league of Arab States declared it’s decision to impose sanctions against Syria and of Bashar Al-Assad,  President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba’ath Party. There is also international concern over the fate of two Syrian Activists Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz. The two activists have been missing from their home town of Aleppo since 2 November, raising fears that they have been arrested and are being held in secret detention where they may be at risk of torture. Mohamed Bachir Arab and Ahmed Omar Azoz, were reportedly involved in organising peaceful protests in Aleppo. … Continue reading Syrian Activists Still Missing as Arab League imposes sanctions