Bassam Sabbagh
Syria aid UN resolution UN Security Council fails to agree on aid to rebel-held areas in Syria after Russia and West veto resolutions

Syria has long maintained that all aid to the country should flow through the government as the current mechanism violates its sovereignty and prolongs the war 

UN aid syria (1) UN appeals for aid for war-torn Syria

Around 70% of Syria’s population—over 15 million people—depends on humanitarian aid for their survival, according to the UN. The country’s economy has been severely hurt due to a decade-long war and sanctions imposed by the US and its allies, with the situation worsening since the disastrous earthquake in February

Israeli airstrikes in Syria Israel strikes Damascus international airport again, kills two Syrian soldiers 

Damage caused by the unprovoked Israeli air strike made Damascus international airport non-operational for a few hours for the second time in under a year