Reports out of Syria say that the implementation of a truce and the exit of fighters from the Old City of Homs has been delayed. Continue reading
A Saudi delegate was in Washington to speak to members of Congress and American think tanks about the Gulf kingdom’s position with regards to a number of issues in the Middle East region, including the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian issue. The chair of the committee sent highlighted Saudi Arabia’s efforts in funding development and aid projects all over the world. Continue reading
The World Federation of Trade Unions has reconfirmed its solidarity with the Syrian people to shape their own present and future, Syrian state media outlet “Tishreen” reports. Sticking to the usual line, foreign intervention (led by the US and a number of European states, as well as Israel and Gulf States) in Syrian affairs has been condemned. Continue reading
Saudi Arabia’s permanent mission to the United Nations has requested an emergency session to be held in order to listen to reports from a number heads of UN departments and international organizations on the situation in Syria. Continue reading
The evacuation of the Old City of Homs has begun after a UN-negotiated ceasefire was agreed upon between Syrian regime and opposition forces. In addition to allowing women, children under 15 and adults over 55 to leave the besieged city, food and medical aid will be allowed to those citizens who remain in the city.
الثلاثاء 3 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2013
أنباء انفو- غادر القاهرة، اليوم الثلاثاء، وزير خارجية موريتانيا حمادي ولد حماد بعد مشاركته في اجتماع مجلس وزراء الخارجية العرب في دورته الـ 140 الذى عقد الأحد الماضى بمقر جامعة الدول العربية لبحث تطورات الأزمة السورية.
وقد قرر وزراء الخارجية العرب، خلال اجتماعهم، تحميل الحكومة السورية المسئولية عن استخدام السلاح الكيميائي في ريف دمشق، وطالبوا بتقديم جميع المتورطين بهذه الجريمة لمحاكمات دولية عادلة أسوة بغيرهم من مجرمي الحروب، وأكدوا ضرورة تقديم جميع أشكال الدعم المطلوب للشعب السوري للدفاع عن نفسه.
ودعا الوزراء العرب الأمم المتحدة والمجتمع الدولي للاضطلاع بمسئولياتهم وفقًا لميثاق المنظمة وقواعد المجتمع الدولي لاتخاذ الإجراءات الرادعة واللازمة ضد مرتكبي هذه الجريمة، كما قرروا إبقاء المجلس في حالة انعقاد دائم لمتابعة تطورات الوضع في سوريا.
Mauritanian Minister of Exterior leaves Cairo
Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Anba’a Info – Tuesday the Mauritanian Minister of Exterior Hamadi Walid Hamad left Cairo after his participation in a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in 140th session held last Sunday at the Arab League Headquarters to discuss developments in the Syrian Crisis.
The Arab Foreign Ministers decided during their meeting to hold the l Syrian Government responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the countryside of Damascus, and demanded to provide all involved with this crime to an international court of justice just like other war criminals. They confirmed the necessity to put forth all forms of support required to the Syrian people in order for them to defend themselves.
The Arab Ministers called on the United Nations and the international community to carry out their responsibilities according to the organization’s charter and rules of the international community to take deterrent and necessary action against the perpetrators of this crime. Similarly they decided to keep the council in a state of constant session to follow up on developments of the situation is Syria.
Translated by Robert Forster