Thursday, September 16

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Foreign Ministry: Syria condemns cowardly terrorist act against Iranian Natanz facility

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Damascus, Syria condemned the terrorist act against Iranian Natanz facility and the attack on the Iranian ship, Saviz, and affirmed its full support for Iran in defending its interests and achieving further scientific and technological progress.” Syrian Arab Republic’s Government strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist act against the Iranian Natanz facility”, an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA on Thursday.The source added that the Syrian Arab Republic’s Government believes that those attacks will increase strength of Iran’s just stance and will not affect the Iranian industrial capabilities.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Human rights council adopts decision that condemns Israeli violations of rights of Syrians in Golan

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Geneva, UN Human Rights Council adopted on Thursday a new decision that condemns the Israeli occupation’s violations of rights of Syrians in the occupied Golan. The decision, issued at the conclusion of 46th session of the council under the 7th item dubbed “Situation of Human rights in the Syrian Golan,” condemned the applying of colonial settlement and annexation, calling on the occupation to stop attempts of changing the legal status and demographic feature in the occupied Golan in violation of Resolution No. 497 of 1981. It called for the return of refugees to their home in Golan, expressing resentment over the approval of the occupation authorities to set up air turbines on lands and properties of the Syrians. The council adopted a similar decision on the Israeli settlements i...

“Forum for Syria” Association: EU policies against Syria are illegal

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Budapest, “Forum for Syria” Association in Hungary reiterated its condemnation of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by Western countries on Syria, calling on decision -makers in the European Union (EU) to realize the repercussions of their incorrect polices adopted since 10 years. A letter addressed by Syrian citizens residing in Hungary, in the name of the  Forum to the EU Commission in Budapest, called on the European Bloc to immediately lift those measures and sanctions against Syria. The letter noted that decision-makers at the EU shouldn’t interfere in Syrian domestic affairs and to recognize that Syrians have the right to self-determination. It also called on the EU to contribute to freely delivering food and medicine to Syria which suffers from consequences of the te...

HRC’s Undersecretary for Conventions and Reports Meets with Jordan’s Office Director of Arab European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights

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Riyadh, Undersecretary of Human Rights Commission for Conventions and Reports Naif Moalla Al-Oteibi has met Jordan’s Office Director of the Arab European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights and President of Badiri Association for Development and Rehabilitation Abeer Al-Salahat at the Commission’s headquarters in Riyadh. The meeting went over cooperation aspects between the two sides in a way that achieves joint goals concerned with human rights. Al-Salahat praised the quantity and quality of developments witnessed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, mainly in the field of women empowerment and their efforts in fighting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, describing it as the ideal example that should be followed worldwide. She also reviewed the efforts of Badiri Association in Jordan ...

UN URGES SYRIA TO LOCATE TENS OF THOUSANDS MISSING IN WAR

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The UN rights chief on Thursday urged Syria's warring parties to disclose the location of tens of thousands of missing people, as she marked 10 grim years since the start of the war. Calling the anniversary a "tragic milestone", the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for an independent, international mechanism to locate the missing, or identify the remains of victims. "I also urge all parties to the conflict, and those states with influence over them, to halt arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances," she said in a statement. She added that people being arbitrarily detained should be immediately released. Bachelet's office has no access to Syria but said the number of missing men, women and children was "estimated to be in the ten...

Dr. Al-Awwad: Saudi Arabia witnessed in the past few years, 90 historical reforms relating to human rights

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Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has, in the few past years, witnessed about 90 great reforms relating to human rights, in line with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the direct supervision and follow-up of HRH Crown Prince, which, given their quality, historical context and the short time they were realized, shall be honored as historical reforms and as some fruits of the Kingdom Vision 2030, President of Human Rights Commission Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad has pointed out. This came as he was virtually delivering the speech of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the top level 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council. He pointed to the legislations announced by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crow...