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Orient Net19-4-2018

UN says negotiating with regime, Russia on visit Douma site

A team from the United Nations is discussing security arrangements with Assad regime and Russian authorities in Syria to allow experts access to the city of Douma to investigate a ..
Orient Net - Reuters19-4-2018

Syrian refugees in Jordan face uncertain future

Syrian refugees in Jordan continue to face an uncertain future, with many finding it difficult to immigrate to other countries and impossible to return to their hometowns as the crisis ..
Orient Net19-4-2018

Mattis: Delay in Syria chemical investigation ’unfortunate’

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday (April 18) that a delay in a chemical weapons investigation by a UN delegation in Syria was "unfortunate," but that it resembled ..
Orient Net18-4-2018

Erdogan announces snap elections on June 24

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. Speaking at a news conference at the presidential complex following a meeting with opposition Nationalist ..
Orient Net18-4-2018

Syria: Justice needed for 7 years of abuse

UN member states should fully fund and cooperate with a new UN team to gather and preserve evidence of serious crimes in Syria for future prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said ..
Orient Net18-4-2018

Lebanon: 500 Syrian refugees to return home

Hundreds of Syrian refugees gathered early on Wednesday (April 18) at the southern edge of Shebaa town, waiting for buses that will take them back to Syrian towns of Beit ..
Orient Net - DS18-4-2018

UN Syria Staffan de Mistura to visit Ankara

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will come to Ankara for talks with the Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Umit Yalcın and his deputy Sedat Onal on Wednesday. Mistura will ..
Orient Net18-4-2018

Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs

President of the Iranian regime Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday (April 18) that Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by ..
Orient Net18-4-2018

Deployment of OPCW inspectors delayed by gunfire at Douma attack

The deployment of international chemical weapons experts to the Syrian cityof Douma was delayed on Wednesday (April 18), after a UN security team reported gunfire at the location a day ..
Orient Net17-4-2018

France stripping Assad’s Legion of Honour award

France has begun the process of stripping Bashar al-Assad, head of regime in Syria, of his Legion of Honour award, the country’s highest distinction, a source in the French president’s ..