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Syria: No Word on Four Abducted Activists

The Syrian Observer publishes the statement that was signed by 57 Syrian and international rights groups as translated and published by the VDC

Palestinians in Syria… Where to Flee?

The case of Palestinians differs from all other cases, because the Palestinians lost their native country, Palestine

Diplomat to replace Brahimi in Syria UN role

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria’s conflict

HRW Annual Report on Syria

Syria’s armed conflict escalated even further in 2013 as the government intensified its attacks and began using increasingly deadly and indiscriminate weapons, culminating in a chemical weapons attack on the Damascus countryside on August 21

Assad delivers a defiant speech, ignoring the people, the opposition and the international forces

President Assad spoke Sunday, amid rapturous chanting from loyalists that they are with him with “all their blood and soul.” His speech was met by a roar of protest and mocking from Syrian citizens and opposition groups, as well as the international community. This was his first public speech in six months.The opposition says he lives in isolation and does not know what is going around him.