Syria: On February 22, Russia and the United States reached an agreement on a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire took effect on February 27 and is generally holding across the country despite reported minor violations. Continue reading Syria, Iraq and Libya update as of the 26th of March 2016
Hunger and hopelessness in Madaya, Syria, are no longer a secret. The starvation is likely to persist as long the siege is upheld. And the siege will last as long as the world remains silent. It would be a grand betrayal of Syrian civilians if the international attention turns away once the U.N. aid is delivered. In his last year in office, the world is looking to Ban Ki-moon to show what the U.N. can be at its best but this is just a hope as he couldn’t do enough to stop the ongoing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Libya which has a negative impact on the whole Middle East day after day.
The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said after meeting representatives of the United States, Russia and other major powers this week that Syria peace talks were still planned to start in Geneva on Jan. 25.