Syria Agrees: Obama's "Red Line" on Chemical Weapons Is Also Our "Red Line"
People walk past destroyed houses in the northern Syrian town of Azaz on Sunday, April 21. (Photo: ) A top Syrian official inside the government of President al-Assad came to the side of President Obama on Wednesday morning by agreeing that a "red line" regarding chemical weapons had been crossed in the country.
Red Cross Chief Urges Caution Over Covert Drones
The president of the humanitarian organisation International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week warned of the organisation’s concerns over drones being used in situations that are not official armed conflicts. Peter Maurer made the comments following a four-day trip to Washington, in which he met with President Obama and senior advisers to discuss issues including drones, Syria and Guantanamo.
Blast hits Syrian Red Crescent HQ in capital: Syria TV
BEIRUT - An explosion in front of the Damascus headquarters for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) killed at least one person on Thursday, Syrian state television said.
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Syria President Bashar Assad warns against foreign invasion
He says an invasion by the West would lead to a global catastrophe. Meanwhile, opposition factions struggle to form a coalition and the Red Cross says the crisis is growing too fast. BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad predicted a global catastrophe should the West invade his country, and representatives of Syria's notoriously divided opposition struggled Thursday to form a united government in exile against Assad's beleaguered rule.
Aid sent to Syrian Arab Red Crescent confiscated by regime
Over a million people in Syria are reliant on emergency aid but the country is said to be heading for a humanitarian catastrophe. One aid organization claims that 95 percent of all international aid it is sent is being confiscated by the Assad regime.