John Kerry lobbies Europe to end arms embargo on Syria
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been lobbying European nations to agree with Britain's call on ending an arms embargo towards Syria, in order to allow for the arming of Syrian rebels.
Syrian conflict: 38 per cent of Syrians needing humanitarian aid
That’s according to a new report from the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) which has called the situation in Syria a “humanitarian catastrophe”.
U.N. General Assembly to vote on Syria resolution; Russia opposed
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly is set to vote on Wednesday on a draft resolution that condemns Syrian authorities and accepts the opposition Syrian National Coalition as party to a potential political transition.
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How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion
Nerval's Lobster writes "For comedy publication The Onion, a recent cyber-attack by the Syrian Electronic Army was no laughing matter. The SEA managed to compromise The Onion's Twitter account, plastering it with insults aimed at the United Nations, Israel, and Syrian rebels. 'UN retracts report of Syrian chemical weapon use: "Lab tests confirm it is Jihadi body odor,"' read a typical (and perhaps one of the more printable) ones. When the Tweets appeared, some Onion Twitter-followers questioned whether the newspaper was playing some sort of elaborate meta-joke, perhaps riffing on a recent series of high-profile cyber attacks. But the SEA was serious, and so was The Onion about flushing the attackers from its systems. In a new posting on theonion.github.io, the publication's IT crew details exactly what happened. On May 3, attackers from the SEA fired off phishing emails to Onion employees, at least one of whom clicked on a malicious link. From there, the attackers compromised a handful of ...
Syrian Rebels Seize U.N. Troops in Golan Heights
A Syrian rebel group which calls itself the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigades detained four United Nations peacekeepers on patrol in the Golan Heights in a tense area that separates Syria and Israel.