ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and […]

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: After a closed door meeting with the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York there is good news concerning the removal and destruction of Syria’s toxic chemical weapons. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the OPCW and the UN to eliminate […]

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

Syrian woman human rights attorney still missing from Damascus

WNN Breaking (WNN) Damascus, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: An abduction in Syria continues to go unsolved as 36-year-old Syrian human rights attorney and peace activist, Ms. Razan Zaitouneh  became part of the statistics herself that she was gathering inside Syria. Now part of ‘the missing’ inside her country Zaitouneh was forcefully taken away with three other […]

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

“We cannot remain silent,” say fifty Syrian women at United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart, a United Nations-sponsored conference declared on January 13, stressing that women’s participation is vital in shaping a peaceful future for the strife-wracked Middle Eastern […]

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

Syrian women will join peace talks at UN Geneva

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As incidences of intimidation, exploitation, early marriage and sexual assault rise for Syrian women and girls during the conflict in the region, Syrian women are now pushing back against the trauma of war in hopes of gaining their own form of empowerment. Syrian actress Ms. Nanda […]

UN airlift deliveries answer critical winter call for displaced Syrians

UN airlift deliveries answer critical winter call for displaced Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Qamishly, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), and UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund have started airlifting urgently needed humanitarian aid from Erbil, Iraq, to Qamishly in northeast Syria as displaced families start to face one of the harshest winters ever as winter […]

Young children especially vulnerable under Syrian polio outbreak

Young children especially vulnerable under Syrian polio outbreak

WNN Breaking (WNN) Deir Al Zour Province, SYRIA, WESTERN ASIA: Confirming 22 cases of polio with what the WHO – World Health Organization calls “accute flaccid paralysis” the Dir Al Zour Province in northeastern Syria is the location where polio outbreak is causing regional and worldwide concern. “”Out of those 22 being investigated, 10 are […]

UN investigators close to official determination of chemical attack in Syria

UN investigators close to official determination of chemical attack in Syria

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: With the United Nations chemical weapons team working “around the clock” to expedite analyses of samples taken in Syria, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Security Council members to unite and develop an appropriate response should allegations regarding the use of such weapons prove true. […]