Category: Syria

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

By Loveday Morris and Liz Sly MOSUL, Iraq (Washington Post) — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented disregard for lives of noncombatants. The escalation comes as local […]

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

GENEVA — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said in UNICEF’s a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. Verified instances of killing, maiming and recruitment of children increased sharply last […]

Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church Raises Funds for Families of Martyred Soldiers Defending Borders

Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church Raises Funds for Families of Martyred Soldiers Defending Borders

PASADENA, Calif. — On Sunday, February 12, on the occasion of Valentine’s Day and utilizing Rev. Dr. Vahan H. Tootikian, executive director of the Armenian Evangelical World Council’s visit, the Mission and Outreach Committee of the Armenian Cilicia Evangelical Church organized a luncheon and cultural program to raise funds for families of soldiers who lost […]

Armenia Sends More Relief Aid to Syria

Armenia Sends More Relief Aid to Syria

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia sent on Tuesday, February 14, a fresh batch of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Syria suffering from the country’s devastating civil war. The Armenian Foreign Ministry said a Russian transport plane delivered the 18 metric tons of relief aid — mainly canned food — to a Russian airbase in Khmeimim in […]

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Villages in Northwest Syria

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Villages in Northwest Syria

DAMASCUS (ARA News) — Kurdish officials on Monday accused the Turkish army of shelling the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi, Sheikh Issa east of Afrin district and entering Syrian territory. Turkish media confirmed the shelling. “Turkish army and affiliated terrorists are heavily shelling east Efrin [Afrin] from Azaz city since Monday evening — the attacks continued until the […]

Head of Armenian Delegation to PACE Speaks about destruction of Armenian Settlements in Syria

Head of Armenian Delegation to PACE Speaks about destruction of Armenian Settlements in Syria

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — During the debates of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) Winter Session the members of the Armenian delegation actively took part, making use of every occasion for referring to the problems concerning Armenia on the European agenda, despite the fact that issues regarding Armenia had not been included in the […]

Armenian Soldier Killed in Aleppo Neighborhood Fighting

Armenian Soldier Killed in Aleppo Neighborhood Fighting

ALEPPO (Panorama.am) — Syrian Armenian servicemen Jano Gorachyan, 20, was killed in a fierce fighting on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Arevelk Daily reported. Gorachyan was serving in the Syrian Army along with his brother, Remo. The Syrian Sana Agency earlier reported that seven persons were killed, including a girl, in a terrorist attack with […]

Aleppo Provincial Council Repairing Eastern City Neighborhoods

ALEPPO (Kantsasar.com) – The Aleppo Provincial Council in its routine meeting examined a series of issues concerning the province, especially aid to the families of Syrian martyrs and the reconstruction of the city. The council members proposed to the provincial governor the restoration of electric service and if necessary the installation of electricity producing equipment […]