US sanctions on Syria
Syria-China ties Syrian president visits China, seeks to increase economic cooperation 

Syria is seeking Chinese support for the economic revival and reconstruction of the country, devastated by more than a decade of war and continuing US and Turkish occupation  

Syria criticizes visit by US delgation Syria accuses Israel, US of trying to escalate war in the country 

A couple of delegations of US Congress persons and the US ambassador to Turkey paid illegal visits to areas held by anti-Assad forces on Sunday. Meanwhile, Israel conducted airstrikes inside Syria in recent days

Arab League on Syrian refugees Arab League reiterates its demand for withdrawal of all unauthorized foreign troops from Syria

In a statement issued after its contact group meeting in Cairo, the Arab League also underlined the need for better coordination among the host countries to facilitate return of Syrian refugees

Assad on Syrian refugees Destruction of Syrian economy by war and sanctions preventing return of refugees, claims Assad

Nearly half of Syria’s pre-war population of a little over 20 million was displaced due to the war which began in 2011. Almost six million of those displaced have become refugees, mostly in neighboring countries

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

Syrian reintegration Arab League votes to withdraw Syria’s 12-year long suspension 

Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2012 after war broke out in the country. Several members of the League supported anti-government forces which included Islamist militias

Saudi-Syria ties Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister visits Damascus to expedite Syria’s regional integration

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan became the first high official from his country to visit Damascus since the war in Syria broke out in 2011. Farhan met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discussed the process of Syria’s reintegration into regional politics

US occupation of Syria will continue

Washington is increasingly left with no option but to stir up the Syrian pot again and create turmoil with a view to creating an alibi for the continued occupation of the country

Sanctions are killing people in earthquake-hit Syria

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Western sanctions on Syria are leading to deaths, obstructing aid, and preventing reconstruction in the aftermath of the horrifying earthquake

Sanctions on Syria (earthquake) Sanctions imposed by US and allies hamper relief and rescue work in earthquake-devastated Syria

Over 5,000 people have been reported dead so far and thousands more injured in Turkey and Syria in a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday

Syria condemns US attacks on health sector

Syria claims that economic recovery and improvements to public service delivery have been hindered by unilateral sanctions and military occupation imposed by the US and its allies

Daily Round-up | UN expert demands lifting of Syria sanctions & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at a report on the impact of sanctions on Syria, news of Alaa Abdel Fattah’s health, a protest in Madrid over healthcare, and developments in Venezuela-Iran cooperation