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UN strongly condemns ‘appalling’ attack on Syrian hospital

New York: Senior UN officials have condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in Syria this past weekend, underlining the need for accountability for crimes committed in the country’s decade-long war.

Accountability crucial to ‘truly relegate’ Syria chemical weapons to history

New York: Until those responsible for any and all chemical weapons use in Syria are held responsible, the global community will continue sending a message of impunity, the senior UN disarmament official warned the Security Council on Thursday.

Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone shelled 46 times in past day: Reconciliation Center

Moscow/Sputnik: The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 46 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone shelled 40 times in past day: Reconciliation Center

Moscow/Sputnik: The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 40 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing.

Israeli air strike on Syria's Latakia province kills civilian:  Reports

Beirut/Sputnik: A civilian was killed and two others were injured in an Israeli air strike on civilian targets in the Syrian province of Latakia, Syrian state television station Al Ikhbariya reported.

Reconciliation center says terrorists shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 22 times

Moscow/Sputnik: Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said at a briefing that the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) had shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 22 times over the past 24 hours.

‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Syrian military helicopter deployed chemical weapon: OPCW

New York: A report released on Monday by the body dedicated to freeing the world of chemical weapons, concludes that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that a Syrian military helicopter carried out a chemical attack on the town of Saraqib, in 2018.

‘No respite’ for civilians in Syria, UN officials urge international support

New York: Senior United Nations officials have called on the international community to step up funding for relief programmes supporting millions of people in Syria and the region, who depend on the life-saving assistance and livelihood support after a decade of brutal conflict.

Syria’s decade of conflict takes massive toll on women and girls

New York: This week, Syria marks a grim anniversary: 10 years since the start of the country’s grinding conflict. Today, one decade into the catastrophe, about half the country’s population has been uprooted, with some 12 million people internally displaced or living as refugees. 

Ten years on, Syrian crisis ‘remains a living nightmare’: UN Secretary-General

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has underlined the UN’s determination to continue pursuing a negotiated political settlement to the Syrian civil war, a “living nightmare” that has endured for 10 years now.

Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone shelled 18 times in past day: Reconciliation Center

Moscow/Sputnik: The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) shelled Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone 18 times over the past 24 hours, Rear Adm.

Over 500 people protest in Syria against militant groups : Reconciliation Center

Moscow/Sputnik: Over 500 people attended a protest rally in Syria's Idlib against illegal armed groups, but the demonstration was suppressed by militants, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said on Sunday.

Fate still unclear of ‘tens of thousands’ of civilian detainees in Syria

New York: The fate of tens of thousands of civilians being held in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres is still unclear, 10 years after the country’s civil war began, UN investigators said on Monday.

UNICEF urges repatriation of all children in Syria’s Al-Hol camp following deadly fire

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday urged all countries to repatriate and safely reintegrate their young nationals being held at Syria’s largest camp for refugees and internally-displaced, following a deadly weekend fire at Al-Hol camp which saw at least three children die, and another 15 injured.

US carries out airstrikes in Syria on Iran-backed militias after Prez Biden nod

Washington DC: Following orders from US President Joe Biden, the US Military carried out airstrikes 'against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria', a Pentagon release said.