UN Human Rights Council Adopts Syria’s Report on Main Reasons behind Crisis in Country

GENEVA– The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted the Syrian Arab Republic’s report on the main causes of crisis in Syria and the challenges resulted from it, submitted within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the situation of human rights.

According to SANA, the report sheds light on the situation of human rights in Syria, the adopted protection mechanisms and the negative impact of terrorism on all aspects of life and human rights in the country.

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala, said that presenting this report within the framework of the comprehensive regular review and Syria’s positivity, honesty and transparency in discussing it affirm its cooperation with objective, indiscriminative mechanisms, its commitment to dialogue and its efforts to enhance human rights in line with the UN Charter and Human Rights Declaration.

Syria Condemns US-South Korean Military Exercises Targeting Democratic Korea

DAMASCUS– Syria on Thursday strongly condemned the US-South Korean joint military exercises and media campaigns targeting Democratic Korea, SANA reported.

"Syria has been constantly following the latest developments in the Korean peninsula, mainly the continued US-South Korean military exercises and the pressure targeting the resilience of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its right to legitimately defending itself against the threats it is being subjected to by the United States of America and its regional allies,” an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told SANA in a statement.

West Sanctions Hitting Syrian Kids' Cancer Treatment: WHO

Western sanctions on Syria are seriously impacting the treatment of children with cancer, say local and World Health Organization (WHO) officials, according to Press TV.

"The impact of economic sanctions imposed on Syria heavily affected the procurement of some specific medicine, including anti-cancer medicines," said the WHO representative in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff.

Before the terrorist war, Syria produced 90 percent of the medicines it needed but anti-cancer drugs were among those where it traditionally relied on imports.

Justifying Terrorists' Crimes in Syria No longer Acceptable: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)-  The terror attacks that have been carried out in Syria by the terrorist takfiri groups and their operators aim to increase the suffering of the Syrians and to impede efforts aiming to end the crisis in Syria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Wednesday, stressing that some countries' justifying of the crimes perpetrated by the terrorist groups in Syria is no longer acceptable under whatever pretext.

Two terrorist bombings on Wednesday hit the old Justice Palace in Damascus and a restaurant in the outskirts of the city.  

Addressing the UN Chief and President of the Security Council in two identical letters dealing with the two explosions, the ministry said the terror acts come as the terrorist organizations continue to target Damascus residential neighborhoods with tens of rockets and mortar shells, killing and wounding many civilians and causing huge damage to public and private properties.

Turkey Seeks Impeding Astana Process: Al-Jaafari

ASTANA, (ST)- Head of the delegation of  Syrian Arab Republic to Astana third meeting on Syria  Bashar al-Jaafari said on Wednesday that over the past two days, the delegation held constructive discussions with the Russian and Iranian friends aiming to enhance the cessation of hostilities, coordinate anti-terrorism efforts and separate the armed groups which signed the cessation of hostilities agreement from Daesh and Jabhat al-Nustra terrorist organizations and from other terrorist groups which didn't signed the agreement.

Army establishes control over area east of Palmyra, thwarts terrorist attack by ISIS in Aleppo countryside

Provinces - Army and Armed Forces units established control over the area of Ahmar Valley in the eastern countryside of Palmyra City and thwarted an attack by the ISIS terrorists on a number of military posts to the south of the Air Force Academy in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, while the Syrian Air Force destroyed ISIS positions in Deir Ezzor and Homs provinces, SANA reported.

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Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, established control over the area of Ahmar Valley in the eastern countryside of Palmyra city.

Over the past few hours, army units carried out intensive military operations against positions of the ISIS terrorists in the eastern countryside of Palmyra city, and that the army restored control over the area of Ahmar valley, about 18 km to the east of Palmyra city, after inflicting heavy losses in equipment and personnel upon the terrorists.

A number of civilians martyred, others injured in terrorist suicide bombing at the Justice Palace in Damascus

 

Damascus – A number of civilians were martyred and many others were injured when a terrorist suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest carried out an attack in the old Justice Palace building in al-Hamidiyeh area in Damascus.

A source at Damascus Police Command said that a terrorist suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew up himself in the old Justice Palace building in al-Hamidiyeh area, SANA reported.