Egypt: Politicians Call for Boycott of Presidential Elections

People walk by a poster of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi from the campaign titled “Alashan Tabneeha” (So You Can Build It) for the upcoming presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, January 22, 2018 Egypt’s National Electoral Authority announced on Tuesday the preliminary list of candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for the end of March, including current president Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and the head of Ghad Party Musa Mustafa Musa. Meanwhile, seven political parties and a number of figures including the presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi called to boycott the presidential elections because of what he considered as “a lack of … Continue reading Egypt: Politicians Call for Boycott of Presidential Elections

Bombings by Russia & Assad Regime Intensify as Syrian Negotiations Commission Boycotts Sochi Conference

Intensified airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian air forces killed at least nine people in the town of Saraqib and six others in the town of Ma’arat al-Nu’man in rural Idlib on Sunday a day before the start of the Sochi conference which Moscow claimed was aimed at finding a solution in Syria. Activists said that Assad regime forces, backed by Russian air force and Iranian militias, have expanded their military operations across all Syrian territory after the Syrian Negotiations Commission announced it would not participate in the Sochi conference. Activists from the district of Douma in eastern Ghouta … Continue reading Bombings by Russia & Assad Regime Intensify as Syrian Negotiations Commission Boycotts Sochi Conference

Syrian Negotiations Commission Urges UN to Immediately Stop Assad Regime’s Atrocities in Eastern Ghouta

Officials in the Syrian Negotiations Commission said that the war crimes being committed against civilians in the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta must be stopped immediately. They held the United Nations responsible for the deteriorating situation in eastern Ghouta because of its failure to take firm stance forcing the Assad regime to stop its ongoing onslaught on the besieged area. The Commission officials made these remarks at a teleconference with civic leading figures in eastern Ghouta on Thursday. Member of the Commission Abdul Ilah Fahad said that the Commission is keen to continue to communicate with all revolutionary bodies across … Continue reading Syrian Negotiations Commission Urges UN to Immediately Stop Assad Regime’s Atrocities in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Accountable Perpetrators of Chemical Attacks in Syria

The Syrian Coalition called on the international community to take action to put an end to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and hold those responsible accountable as a meeting bringing together 30 countries began in Paris today to establish a new partnership against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Russia killed an investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – known as the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) after it had vetoed two UN Security Council resolutions preventing the renewal of the mandate for the mission. The Syrian Civil Defense … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Calls on Int’l Community to Hold Accountable Perpetrators of Chemical Attacks in Syria

Report: Sisi regime killed 571 Egyptians in 2017

Egyptians security forces fire tear gas at Egyptians [file photo] Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) revealed that the Egyptian regime killed 571 Egyptians from the opposition in 2017, including 511 killed at the hands of the Egyptians security forces, Rassd.com said on Sunday. In its annual report, the ECRF said that the Al-Sisi regime executed 15 Egyptians in December and 51 others died due to medical negligence, including four in April alone. The report noted that 88 Egyptian police and army officers were killed, as well as 15 Christians and 532 Muslim worshipers, who were killed in Al-Rawda Mosque in … Continue reading Report: Sisi regime killed 571 Egyptians in 2017

Syrian Coalition: Operation ‘Olive Branch’ is Fundamental Part of Battle Against Dictatorship

The Syrian Coalition expressed its support for the operation being launched with the participation of the Syrian National Army, which incorporates armed groups of the Syrian revolution under the supervision of the Syrian Interim Government, with the aim of freeing a number of towns and villages of the Syrian north from the control of terrorist forces in coordination with Turkey and with support from Turkish air force. In a press release issued on Sunday, the Coalition said that it “has repeatedly called upon terrorist organizations, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), to withdraw its militants from Syria and pull out … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Operation ‘Olive Branch’ is Fundamental Part of Battle Against Dictatorship

Syrian Coalition Officials Denounce Assaults by So-called ‘Salvation Government’ on SIG’s Offices

Officials in the Syrian Coalition condemned assaults by the so-called “Salvation Government”, which is affiliated with Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militant group, on offices of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG). It stressed that the Salvation Government’s policies and practices contradict the goals of the Syrian Revolution for freedom, dignity, and transition to a pluralistic, democratic state. Vice-president of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Rahman Mustafa condemned violations being committed by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, a rebrand of the terrorist Al-Nusra Front. He pointed out that many international and human rights organizations documented war crimes committed by those organizations against civilians. Mustafa underscored that … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Officials Denounce Assaults by So-called ‘Salvation Government’ on SIG’s Offices