Speaking at a UN Security Council session held to discuss the humanitarian situation in Aleppo, Syria’s permanent representative to the UN Bashar Al-Jaafari said that no one in the world is more committed than the Syrian government to protect the Syrians’ lives which suffer from the terrorism of armed organizations. He added, that terrorist attacks on civilians in Aleppo thrice coincided with the announcement of humanitarian pauses which were aimed at saving civilian lives.
Syrian War Threatens to Escalate as Turkey Accuses Damascus of Attacking its Troops
By Jordan Shilton, November 25 2016
Turkey’s Prime Minister and armed forces both accused the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad Thursday of conducting an airstrike on Turkish troops in the vicinity of al-Bab in the country’s north, resulting in three casualties. The incident threatens to escalate already sharp tensions between Ankara and Damascus into all-out war, posing the very real risk of direct clashes between the major powers.
Trump Just Put “Net Neutrality” on Death Row
By Andrea Germanos, November 25 2016
Open internet advocates this week expressed concern that Present-elect Donald Trump‘s two appointments to his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) transition team spell doom for net neutrality.
Britain’s Terrifying New Surveillance Laws – “Nothing to do with Fighting Terrorism”
By Graham Vanbergen, November 25 2016
The British government is forcing unprecedented new surveillance laws and expanding its illegal spying operations over its own population (and others), without court orders or proper oversight. Its purpose is nothing to do with fighting terrorism.
US-Russia Clash at Biological Weapons Convention Meeting
By Janet Phelan, November 24 2016
Conflict broke out on the floor of the Biological Weapons Convention in Geneva on the third day of the three week long meeting, with the growing division between Russia and her allies on the one hand and the US and hers on the other, evidencing in verbal accusations launched by both sectors.