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Assad may not have known about Chemical Weapons

Assad may not have known about Chemical Weapons

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday that Bashir Al-Assad may not have approved the use of chemical weapons allegedly used by Syrian forces on August 21, that left over 1400 killed. The article cites its source from radio messages intercepted by surveillance from the German naval reconnaissance vessel, the Oker, sailing close […]

Germany now backs EU for strong response on Syria

Germany now backs EU for strong response on Syria

Germany has now agreed to sign a G20 statement calling for a strong response to Syria’s alleged chemical weapon attack that left over 1400 people dead. This position comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Germany would not be involved in any military action against Syria. It also comes one day short of a vote […]

Russia sends naval ship to defend ally Syria in case of attack

Russia sends naval ship to defend ally Syria in case of attack

The Russian state news agency, Interfax, has reported that naval landing ship Nikolai Filchenkov to Syrian waters in preparation of a possible military attack from the United States. “The Nikolai Filchenkov under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Igor Dmitriyenko is immediately going on a distant mission today. The ship will go to Novorossiysk, where […]

US, UK and France back off Military action on Syria

US, UK and France back off Military action on Syria

UK Chancellor George Osborne has stated that Prime Minister David Cameron will not pursue military support for action in Syria even if new evidence of Chemical weapon use comes to light. “I think Parliament has spoken. I think the Labour party will always play this opportunistically. The Conservative MPs, and there were Liberal Democrats, who […]

Doctors without Borders report on Syria

Doctors without Borders report on Syria

Below is an excerpt from the Doctors without Borders report on Syria. In the aftermath of the alleged chemical weapons attack on thousands of Syrian civilians, 70 of the 100 volunteers on the ground have reported symptoms after treating patients, and one volunteer has died. Of the 3 hospitals which volunteers attend to, 3600 patients […]

Syrian group bans Croissants in Aleppo

Syrian group bans Croissants in Aleppo

A Sharia rebel group in Aleppo affiliated with the Free Syrian Army has issued a Fatwa banning the manufacture, selling and consumption of croissants on the basis that they are reminisccent of European colonialisation.  The ban is only the latest in a series of religious laws concerning “Westernised” behaviour including the outlawing of women wearing […]