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Orient Net14-8-2018

Lavrov, Cavusoglu discuss Syria’s Idlib

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday (August 14) that Assad militia has a right to defend itself against attacks in Idlib and Moscow will support those operations, pouring ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Israel, US embassies in Germany receive letters with white powder

Berlin police said on Tuesday (August 14) threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. Police spokeswoman Kerstin Ismer ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

UN: It’s premature to think of repatriation program in Syria

Filippo Grandi, the head of the UN refugee agency, said  on Monday (August 13) "We think that it’s premature to promote returns. Syria is still very insecure, there’s still a ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Erdogan: Turkey will boycott US electronic products

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (August 14) Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, which has imposed sanctions and raised tariffs against Ankara in a dispute about ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Bolton meets Turkish envoy at White House

US National Security Adviser John Bolton met Monday (August 13) with Turkish ambassador to the US Serdar Kilic at the White House.  The meeting focused on American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

The least liveable city in the world “Damascus”

Damascus continued to languish at the bottom of The Economist’s 2018 Global Liveability Index released on Tuesday (August 14). The index takes into account 30 factors related to stability, health care, ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Amnesty: Help us find Syria’s disappeared

Amnesty international has recently launched a petition urging support for the families of the missing and disappeared persons in Syria who seek information about their relatives’ fate. Since 2011, more than ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Five drones appproach Khmeimim airbase

Russia’s military said on Monday (August 13) it had shot down five drones that came close to Khmeimim air base and were launched from the Idlib “de-escalation” zone in the ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

Assad militia kills, injures civilians in Idlib countryside

The Assad regime’s militias and their allies launched on Monday (August 13) severe bombing campaign on Idlib countryside, killing and injuring civilians.   At least three children and a woman were killed ..
Orient Net14-8-2018

UNICEF appeals for end to ‘war on children’ in Syria

In a tightly worded statement issued on Monday (August 13), UNICEF pointed out that since Sunday, 28 children were reported killed in Idlib and western Aleppo, located in northern Syria. Furthermore, ..