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 […]

Syrian society breaks as women & girls face hardship crisis

Syrian society breaks as women & girls face hardship crisis

Emma Batha for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/TRF) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Syria’s civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honor killings’ and child marriages and the breakdown of the healthcare system, a British-Syrian doctor said on Wednesday. Healthcare has also become a ‘weapon of war’ for the government, which […]

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

Those displaced in Syria suffer in camps under crowded crisis

WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Damascus, SYRIA: At a school-turned-shelter in an upscale neighbourhood of the Syrian capital, sheets hanging from makeshift clotheslines divide classrooms into separate sleeping quarters for the 238 families that live here. This shelter in Damascus is considered “5-star”, compared to those elsewhere in the country, where Syrians displaced by nearly two years […]

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) GLOBAL: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said that, according to reports it has received, Syria is experiencing critical shortages in medicines and pharmaceutical products. “The recent escalation of clashes had resulted in substantial damages to the pharmaceutical plants located in rural Aleppo, Homs and Rural Damascus, where 90 per […]

Syria’s widows: Hungry and homeless, but undefeated

Syria’s widows: Hungry and homeless, but undefeated

WNN World News Portal – Tara Sutton in Mafraq, Jordan –  The Guardian News – Friday June 29, 2012 Mafraq, JORDAN: With criminals and rebels helping them on their way, Syria’s army of refugees marches by night, in single file and silence, towards the Jordanian border. More than 140,000 desperate people, many of them women […]

United Nations Navi Pillay calls for investigation of Syrian ‘crimes against humanity’

United Nations Navi Pillay calls for investigation of Syrian ‘crimes against humanity’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, GENEVA: U.N. human rights chief, Navi Pillay, is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s slaughter of dozens of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, even as activists on Friday reported the killing of at least 12 more civilians. Pillay’s comments were provided in a statement to the […]