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La recuperación de las relaciones con Siria en las elecciones presidenciales de Túnez de 2019

Sep 11 2019
Syria
Tunisia
Source: 
Al-Mayadeen

Tras finalizar los debates de los candidatos presidenciales tunecinos, que, según observadores, no contribuyeron a la resolución de las decisiones de los votantes tunecinos, los temas de apoyar el Ejército, seguridad nacional, terrorismo y crisis económica fueron las principales prioridades de los candidatos, con continuos debates y campañas. Mientras tanto, el candidato Mohamed Lazhar Akremi, asesor político del primer ministro tunecino, pidió un retorno total a las relaciones con Siria.

Mueren 19 personas por explosión de coche bomba en norte de Siria, según ONG

Jun 03 2019
Syria
Source: 
eldiario.es
Al menos 19 personas murieron hoy, de ellas 14 civiles y cuatro menores, por la explosión de un coche bomba junto a una mezquita en la ciudad de Azaz, en el noroeste de Siria y fronteriza con Turquía, informó el Observatorio Sirio de Derechos Humanos.
 
La organización no gubernamental indicó en un comunicado que sobre cinco de los muertos no se ha podido comprobar su identidad hasta el momento por lo que se desconoce si son civiles o combatientes de alguna facción armada que opera en la zona, situada en la provincia noroccidental de Alepo.
 

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria’s push into Idlib

Jun 01 2019
Syria
Turkey
Source: 
Concord Monitor
Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria’s last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war that has devastated Syria.
 
An all-out offensive by Syrian government forces to capture Idlib in northwestern Syria from insurgents could unleash an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, for the area is home to 3 million people.
 

Damascus rejects Arab Summit’s criticism of Iran’s presence in Syria

May 31 2019
Iran
Syria
Source: 
AMN Al-Masdar NEWS
The government in Damascus has rejected the final statement of the Arab emergency summit held in Saudi Arabia, which criticizes what it called “Iranian intervention” into Syrian affairs, AP reports.
 
Damascus said the statement was an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of Syria.
 

Syrian NGOs call on international community to act on Idlib

May 31 2019
Syria
Source: 
DAILY SABAH
A group of Syrian civil society organizations came together in Istanbul yesterday, calling on the international community to take action to stop regime attacks in the northwestern province of Idlib. A joint press conference called "Imminent Humanitarian Disaster in NW Syria: Act for Idlib" was held yesterday by representatives of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets), the Syrian NGO Alliance (SNA) and the Idlib Health Directorate in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul.

18% of Syrians Married Before 19 in Lebanon

May 29 2019
Lebanon
Syria
Source: 
albawaba
A recent study of early marriage among Syrian refugees in south Lebanon has found that around 18 percent of women in those communities are married by the age of 19.
 
In the sample of 1,625 adolescent girls and 893 adult women surveyed, about 14 percent were married before the age of 18, researchers found.
 
While the majority of those had married at the age of 16 or above, researchers spoke to some girls who had married as young as 11, and one girl who had been married, divorced and remarried by the age of 15.
 

Turkey Says Nearly 330,000 Syrians Returned Home

May 28 2019
Syria
Turkey
Source: 
ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said 329,000 Syrians have returned from Turkey since the end of the operations carried out by Turkey and pro-Syrian factions, including the Free Syrian Army, Turkey’s interior minister said Sunday.
 
Soylu said those Syrians returned to their homeland thanks to the peace reached in Afrin, Azaz, Jarablus, and al-Bab where the Olive Branch and Euphrates Shield operations were carried out.
 

Civilian Toll Mounts as Syria Regime Pounds Militant Bastion

May 28 2019
Syria
Source: 
ASHARQ AL-AWSAT
Another wave of regime air strikes on Tuesday struck a militant bastion in northwest Syria where more than 40 civilians have been killed in several days of heavy bombardment, a war monitor said.
 
Four children were among 10 people killed on Tuesday in government fire on several towns in Idlib province and neighboring Aleppo countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
 
A hospital in the Idlib town of Kafranbel was hit by artillery shells, said David Swanson, a spokesman for the UN humanitarian office.
 

Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says

May 21 2019
Syria
Source: 
The New York Times
Thousands of Syrian government documents recovered amid the country’s civil war provide a paper trail showing widespread and systematic human rights violations by its powerful security agencies, according to a Syrian-led organization that analyzed the papers, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center.
 

What Is Behind Protests Against US-Backed Forces in Eastern Syria?

May 21 2019
Syria
Source: 
Voz de América
For three consecutive weeks, residents in parts of the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour have been protesting against U.S.-backed forces that recently defeated Islamic State in its last stronghold there.
 
With help from the U.S., Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led military alliance, has controlled large parts of eastern Syria after removing IS militants from the region.
 

Kuwait’s Apprehension about Normalizing Relations with Syria

May 21 2019
Kuwait
Syria
Source: 
Atlantic Council
With the Syrian civil war winding down, politicians and observers alike recognize that President Bashar al-Assad has managed to retain his position as Syria’s head-of-state. Some countries have moved swiftly in acknowledging the outcome of the conflict by reinstating diplomatic ties with the Assad regime and reopening embassies in Damascus. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which, to varying degrees, opposed Assad after the civil war erupted, are two salient examples of this trend.
 

France charges Rifaat al-Assad with corruption

Jun 28 2016
Syria
Source: 
Al Jazeera

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle, suspected of using ill-gotten gains to build a property empire in France, has been charged with corruption, French officials say.

Rifaat al-Assad, 78, who commanded Syria's internal security forces in the 1970s and early 1980s, was charged on June 9 with receiving embezzled funds and tax fraud, a spokesman for the financial prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

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