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Protest against the ongoing Syrian government offensive in Eastern Ghouta in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut (AFP/File Photo)
February 25, 2018 - 14:57 GMT
A protest against the ongoing Syrian government offensive in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta was held in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday.
The following unverified video, which has not been authenticated, purports to display the situation in Eastern Ghouta as the U.N. resolution was being passed. /Twitter
February 25, 2018 - 14:22 GMT
The scene last night, as the United Nations passed a resolution demanding a 30-Day ceasefire in Syria.
The Chicago-born fashion star, who is originally Syrian, is a popular fashion and beauty blogger, with more than 120,000 followers on her Instagram account, @myfashdiary. (Source: myfashdiary - Instagram)
February 25, 2018 - 13:43 GMT
Dubai-based DJ and influencer Tala Samman will entertain the crowd before Brit Award-winner Dua Lipa takes to the stage in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.
A Syrian girl, wounded after bombings in her neighborhood of Eastern Ghouta (Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba)
February 25, 2018 - 13:23 GMT
Questions arise of the U.N.'s ability to stop violence after a few major international players simply ignore the latest ceasefire deal.
Kurdish leaders of the Democratic Union Party in Syria detained in Prague (AFP/File Photo)
February 25, 2018 - 12:27 GMT
Turkish media reported on Sunday morning that Salih Muslim, the former Kurdish leader of the Democratic Union Party in Syria, has been detained in Prague. Muslim was influential in leading the Kurdish drive to carve out an autonomous area in eastern Syria which has become a key partner of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State.
UN Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria (AFP/File Photo)
February 25, 2018 - 08:03 GMT
Resolution adopted after several delays, mainly due to negotiations with Russia
Turkey's President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AKP's extended meeting of provincial heads at the party's headquarters in Ankara on Feb. 23, 2018. 
(ADEM ALTAN / AFP)
February 24, 2018 - 16:00 GMT
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the recent U.S. statement saying it would move its embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was “extremely worrying”.
A civil Defense volunteer, known as the White Helmets, checks the site of a regime air strike in the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 23, 2018. Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day killing at least 32 civilians, as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage.
(ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)
February 24, 2018 - 13:09 GMT
At least 38 civilians have been killed in regime attacks in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
Smoke billows following a regime air strike on the rebel-held town of Haza, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Feb. 23, 2018. Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day killing 32 civilians, as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage.
(AMER ALMOHIBANY / AFP)
February 24, 2018 - 08:29 GMT
European Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that Russia and Iran are allowing the Assad regime’s brutality across war-torn Syria.
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February 24, 2018 - 08:04 GMT
The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on Friday postponed the vote on a resolution calling for a one-month humanitarian ceasefire in Syria due to failing to reach a consensus on negotiations with Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) delivers a speech during a ceremony to present national award and to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Kremlin in Moscow on Feb. 23, 2018. 
(Alexey NIKOLSKY / Sputnik / AFP)
February 23, 2018 - 17:07 GMT
The French and German leaders on Friday urged Russia to support a cease-fire proposal for Eastern Ghouta, Syria in the U.N. Security Council.
Turkey's President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during the AKP's extended meeting of provincial heads at the party's headquarters in Ankara on Feb. 23, 2018. 
(ADEM ALTAN / AFP)
February 23, 2018 - 16:12 GMT
Blasting the large number of civilian deaths from Assad regime airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta, Syria as "unacceptable," Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday gave support to a U.N. cease-fire proposal.
Smoke billows following Syrian government bombardments on Kafr Batna, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on Feb. 22, 2018. 
(AMER ALMOHIBANY / AFP)
February 23, 2018 - 15:47 GMT
After being delayed by Russia, the United Nations Security Council is set to vote Friday on a 30-day cease-fire resolution for Syria to allow for humanitarian aid.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a High Level Conference on the Sahel at the European Commission in Brussels on Feb. 23, 2018. 
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February 23, 2018 - 09:11 GMT
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called on European countries to step up efforts to stop Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime from committing massacres in Eastern Ghouta.
Syrian air bombardments against East-Ghouta (AFP)
February 22, 2018 - 13:15 GMT
The State of Qatar has expressed its strong denouncement and condemnation of the massacres and intensive aerial bombardments carried out by the forces of the Syrian regime forces in the besieged eastern City of Al Ghouta.
A mortar attack of two Palestine refugee children near the Palestinian refugee camp of Jaramana (AFP/File Photo)
February 22, 2018 - 11:49 GMT
UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing yesterday in a mortar attack of two Palestine refugee children near the Palestinian refugee camp of Jaramana, 8 kilometers from Damascus, UNRWA Spokesperson Chris Guinness said.