Shaaban: War on Syria refuted claims on objectivity and neutralism of Western media


Presidential Political and Media Adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban stressed that the war on Syria refuted what has been promoted by Western media with regard to its credibility and objectivity and its adoption of the freedom of media and neutralism.

During an intellectual symposium held by Culture Ministry under the title of “Wars’ Propaganda” at al-Assad National Library on Wednesday, Shaaban said that the US administration has become aware of the role of media in the military operations since its war on Vietnam as it has sought in its wars to mobilize whole media systems to promote its military schemes, SANA reported.

Shaaban talked about the dimensions of media war waged on Syria, indicating that since the first days of the war Western ambassadors and correspondents of news agencies   have been withdrawn and media offices were closed, and they have been replaced with persons under pseudonyms such as “eyewitnesses” and they haven’t adhered to the professional ethics.

Jabhat Al-Nusra Supplying Armed Groups in Syria with Chemical Weapons

MOSCOW-Russian Foreign Ministry says it has information that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization is supplying armed groups in Syria with chemical weapons, including sarin gas, according to SANA.

RT website quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization is transporting chemical weapons including sarin gas for armed groups in Syria, SANA said.

Commenting on the Russian warplane’s fall in the Mediterranean, Zakharova said that the Israeli pilots acted “unprofessionally, to say the least”, adding that the incident requires additional investigations and explanations from Israel.

SARC Delivers Food Aid to Seven Towns in Daraa Countryside

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has delivered a convoy of food aid to seven towns in the southeastern countryside of Daraa province.

Head of SARC branch in Daraa Ahmad al-Masalmeh told SANA reporter that a convoy of 15 trucks carrying food aid (2050 food parcels as well as 2050 bags of flour) arrived in a number of towns in Daraa countryside where  administrative unites are to manage the aid distribution to the locals.

Al-Masalmeh pointed out that the food aid is presented by the Word Food Program (WFP).

5.2 million Yemeni Kids on Brink of Famine amid Saudi War: Charity

A UK-based charity has expressed concerns about the humanitarian repercussions of renewed Saudi attacks on Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah, saying a total of 5.2 million children are at risk of famine amid the ongoing war in the country.

In a report released on Tuesday, Save the Children warned that any disruption to supplies coming through Hudaydah, which is a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, could “cause starvation on an unprecedented scale.”

It also estimated that an extra one million Yemeni children risk falling into famine as prices of food and fuel soar, bringing the total to 5.2 million, according to Press TV.

‘The Era of No War Has Started:’ Koreas Reach New Agreements

The two Koreas have agreed to take further steps toward peace following a one-on-one meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is on his first ever visit to Pyongyang, Press TV reported.

The two leaders issued a joint statement at the end of the second day of their summit in the North Korean capital on Wednesday, agreeing to take a step closer to peace by turning the Korean Peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.”

 “The era of no war has started,” Moon said at a joint press conference with Kim after issuing the statement. “Today, the North and South decided to remove all threats from the entire Korean Peninsula.”