1 April 2016
via BBC International
Turkey has illegally forced thousands of refugees to return to Syria, a report by Amnesty International says.
via CBS News
Syrian pro-governement forces gesture next to the Palmyra citadel on March 26, 2016, during a military operation to retake the ancient city from ISIS.
via Al Monitor
On March 27, the cessation of hostilities in Syria will have held for one month. Yes, there have been violations, but the agreement has held.
Smart Aid for Internally Displaced Persons of Aleppo via Karam Foundation
By Nick Cumming-Bruce via The New York Times
The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, on Wednesday exhorted countries around the world to step up to their responsibilities and take in half a million Syrian refugees.
By Nick Logan via Global News
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador hosted a swanky dinner event for Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion and other government officials Thursday evening, to congratulate Canada for its effort to resettle Syrian refugees. What is the kingdom doing beyond fueling the conflict?
By Vladimir Soldatkin and Dominic Evans via Reuters
Nations along Europe’s refugee route are taking the boldest steps yet to clamp down on migrant flows, trapping thousands of asylum seekers and potentially blocking countless war-weary families from finding sanctuary in the West.
Al Qaeda has sealed its future': Syria's jihadists may be the biggest winners of Assad's 'victory' at Palmyra
By Natasha Bertrand via Business Insider
The capture of Palmyra is an invaluable opportunity for the Assad regime and Russia to now proclaim themselves as capable...what does the loss for ISIS mean for Al-Qaeda
By Dominic Tierney via The Atlantic
The current peace talks won’t end the war, but they may mark a new phase.
"De Mistura- Bashar Al Assad" by Jehad Awrtani
Opinion via Mid-East Wire
Syrian diplomat Bashar Jaafari did not exclude seeing American Diplomacy Chief John Kerry visiting to Damascus to inquire about the needs of the Syrian army.
By The Associated Press via ABC News
Britain's foreign minister has scoffed at Syrian President Bashar Assad's offer for a national unity government that includes members of the opposition, calling it insufficient.
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff via The Washington Post
Russian soldiers train with sniffer dogs and specialist equipment in preparation for their deployment to Syria to participate in de-mining the historic town of Palmyra which was recaptured from the Islamic State Sunday
"Russia Intervenes in Syria" by Jehad Awrtani