Russia’s Sputnik Circulates Fake News About Syrian Opposition as Syrian Coalition Denies Them as Unfounded

The Syrian Coalition has denied it was closing down the office of its foreign mission in Paris, stressing that the office maintains constant contact with the French Foreign Ministry and the French Presidency. In response to reports circulated by the Russian news agency Sputnik on Monday, August 14 about the French government’s requesting that the Syrian Coalition close down the office of its foreign mission in Paris, the Coalition stressed that these “allegations are unfounded as the foreign mission is still carrying out its routine duties. The office maintains constant contact with the French Foreign Ministry and the French Presidency.” … Continue reading Russia’s Sputnik Circulates Fake News About Syrian Opposition as Syrian Coalition Denies Them as Unfounded

First Batch of Intending Syrian Pilgrims Arrives in Saudi Arabia

A total of 1,200 intending Syrian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia coming from Gaziantep airport to perform hajj. Abdulrahman Nahlawi, media officer of the Syrian Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee said that two groups of intending Syrian pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coming from the cities of Gaziantep and Reyhanli in Turkey. He added that the third group, numbering 694 intending pilgrims, would arrive in the Kingdom on Monday. Nahlawi pointed out that staff of the Committee in Saudi Arabia are receiving the intending Syrian pilgrims and working to facilitate their movement in the airports until they reach … Continue reading First Batch of Intending Syrian Pilgrims Arrives in Saudi Arabia

Asmaa Beltagy’s mother: My daughter sacrificed her life for Egypt’s victory, dignity and prosperity

Asmaa Beltagy, the 17-year old ‘Baby of Rabaa’, killed on August 14, 2013 by Egyptian snipers Asmaa Beltagy, a 17-year old Egyptian, was standing among protesters in a sit-in staged in support of former President Mohamed Morsi when shots from a sniper rifle ended her life on August 14, 2013. That day Egyptian security forces violently dispersed the sit-in in eastern Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya square, killing nearly 2,600 protestors, according to figures by the Muslim Brotherhood group.  Egyptian authorities, however, say only 623 people were killed in the dispersal, including a number of security personnel. The dispersal came a few weeks after … Continue reading Asmaa Beltagy’s mother: My daughter sacrificed her life for Egypt’s victory, dignity and prosperity

Syrian Coalition Condemns “Heinous Crime” Against Civil Defense in Sarmin, Rural Idlib

The Syrian Coalition condemned “the heinous crime” against members of the civil defense in the town of Sarmin east of Idlib, describing the act as setting a “dangerous precedent.” The crime claimed the lives of seven civil defense workers. The civil defense corps in Idlib province said that unknown gunmen stormed the center in Sarmin at dawn on Saturday and shot dead seven rescue workers who were on their night shift. “The Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this heinous crime as it is directly following up on the situation. The Coalition will do everything possible to reveal details of the crime … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Condemns “Heinous Crime” Against Civil Defense in Sarmin, Rural Idlib

Syrian Protestors Renew Demands for Assad Regime’s Departur

Protestors in the liberated areas renewed their demands for the departure of the Assad regime along with all its symbols and pillars as well as for the withdrawal of Qaeda from Syria. Syrian civilians renewed their demands in demonstrations that swept across the liberated areas on Friday. Demonstrators in the town of Sarqeb in rural Idlib held placards reading “revolution until victory” and “we will bring Assad down no matter how long it takes.” The town of Maarat al-Nu’man in rural Idlib witnessed the biggest demonstrations against the Assad regime and Al-Nusra Front, the Qaeda franchise in Syria. Demonstrators raised … Continue reading Syrian Protestors Renew Demands for Assad Regime’s Departur

Hariri: Assad’s Departure is Key to Achieving Full Political Transition

The implementation of international resolutions calling for bringing about a political transition in Syria is only achievable through the departure of Bashar Assad and the pillars of his regime, said Nasr al-Hariri, head of the delegation of the opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) to Geneva talks. In an interview with the New Arab newspaper, Hariri said that a political transition “cannot take place with the presence of a criminal like Bashar al-Assad.” He stressed that “to say that we entered the stage of political transition, the head of the regime and its symbols must step aside in the beginning of … Continue reading Hariri: Assad’s Departure is Key to Achieving Full Political Transition

Supreme Hajj Committee Oversees Services to Syrian Pilgrims for 5th Consecutive Year

The Syrian Coalition’s Supreme Hajj Committee said that the first batch of Syrian pilgrims would arrive in Saudi Arabia next week. The Committee has been supervising the services and procedures of hajj by Syrian pilgrims for the past five years. The Committee’s media officer Abdel Rahman Nahlawi said that Syrian pilgrims would arrive in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coming from several countries. Rights group estimate that over 13 million Syrians have been displaced inside and outside the country as a result of the Assad regime’s military campaigns on the liberated areas. Nahlawi pointed out that the Supreme Hajj Committee … Continue reading Supreme Hajj Committee Oversees Services to Syrian Pilgrims for 5th Consecutive Year