UN condemns armed attacks on Main Supply Road of CAR

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a recent series of armed attacks perpetrated by rebel elements.

“The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) strongly condemns the marked … Read the rest

Syrian rebels, Al-Qaeda take control of historic Christian town

Maalula
Maalula

Syrian rebels, including jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda, have taken control of the historic Christian town of Maalula, north of Damascus, a watchdog and a resident said on Sunday.

Maalula is home to around 5,000 residents and is of strategic … Read the rest

Syrian activists protest rebel siege of Aleppo districts

Syrian rebels stand on a tank shouting slogans and flashing 'Victory signs', in Aleppo, Syria, 20 July 2012.
Syrian rebels stand on a tank shouting slogans and flashing ‘Victory signs’, in Aleppo, Syria, 20 July 2012.

Syrian activists in Aleppo have staged protests calling for the lifting of a rebel siege of regime-held districts that has created food … Read the rest

The US and Britain’s proxy war in Syria threatens planetary civilisation

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The news that the UK, US and allies will provide ‘urgent military support to Syrian rebels’ has signalled the prolongation and possible escalation of the Syrian civil … Read the rest

Arms for rebels ‘very dangerous’: Syrian foreign minister

Walid-al-Moallem, Syria s foreing minister
Walid-al-Moallem, Syria
s foreing minister

The decision by the United States and its allies to arm rebel groups in Syria is “very dangerous” and will prolong the violence and killing on the ground, Syria’s foreign minister said Monday.

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‘Friends of Syrian rebels’ meeting in Doha to discuss more military aid

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

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Foreign ministers of the “Friends of Syria” group meet in Doha on Saturday to discuss military help and other aid for rebels after an onslaught by government forces who have retaken … Read the rest

Rwanda on Security Council despite funding rebels

A country littered with dead bodiesRwanda – along with Australia, Argentina, Luxembourg and South Korea – won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, despite accusations by a U.N. panel that Rwanda’s defense minister commands a rebellion in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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