Beirut, Lebanon – Syria’s interior minister, wounded in a Damascus bombing, headed home on a private jet Wednesday after treatment in Beirut, airport officials said, despite calls from some Lebanese to put him on trial for Syrian actions in their country.
A Lebanese lawyer said he filed a lawsuit on Monday against Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar, accusing him of having ordered hundreds of killings in the northern city of Tripoli in 1986. Lawyer Tareq Shandab said he filed the case as Shaar is currently undergoing treatment at the American University Hospital
The ongoing civil was in Syria has been denounced and described as a “war of extermination” by the Prime Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani. The Qatari PM also said that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition had amounted to genocide in Syria
French President Francois Hollande has said he plans a new law to punish denial that the 1915-16 killing of Armenians was genocide. A previous law approved by the French parliament was struck down in February by the Constitutional
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the ongoing massacre of Syrian civilians by President Bashar Assad. The prime minister’s condemnation joins a growing chorus of anti-Syria rhetoric from the Israeli political establishment, as all of Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and President Shimon Peres attacked Assad
France’s Constitutional Council has been asked to determine whether a bill concerning the mass killings of Armenians a century ago violates the constitution.
The bodies of 17 men previously held by Syrian security forces have been found in the city of Hama, activists said on Saturday, victims of a deadly struggle between President Bashar Assad and those determined to topple him.
A member of the Arab League observer team in Damascus told Al Arabiya broadcaster Monday that ‘what’s happening in Syria is a genocide.’ ‘This is a regime that is taking revenge on its people,’ Mostashar Mahgoub told the channel by telephone. Mahgoub was injured in security forces shelling
The White House significantly toughened its stance on Syria on Friday, calling for an “immediate end to brutality and violence” and warning President Bashar al-Assad was leading his nation on a “dangerous path.” White House spokesman Jay Carney issued a statement
The Syrian army also swept in on the northwest border town of Jisr al-Shughour to seize “armed” opponents, state television said, as tens of thousands of people marched anew around Syria despite Bashar al-Assad’s increasing resort to armed repression. “Long live Syria, down with Bashar al-Assad!” protesters shouted