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United States | International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

United States – Today, we commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. We renew our steadfast commitment to promoting a free and independent press and advocating for accountability against those who commit violence or other crimes against journalists. Commemorating this day is particularly important this year, as we continue to seek … Continue reading United States | International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

AL-TANF, Syria | US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

AL-TANF, Syria  — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East has flown into a key outpost in Southern Syria where troops are fighting remnants of the Islamic State and trying to block Iranian-backed forces from gaining a foothold. Army Gen. Joseph Votel was making an unannounced visit to the al-Tanf garrison near the borders … Continue reading AL-TANF, Syria | US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

United States | Decision by Staffan De Mistura To Finish His Tenure as UN Special Envoy for Syria

United States – In his four years and four months as UN Special Envoy for Syria , Staffan de Mistura has worked tirelessly to find a solution to the Syrian crisis, saved lives by working to deescalate the violence that has engulfed the country, and eased suffering by constantly pressing for unhindered delivery of vital … Continue reading United States | Decision by Staffan De Mistura To Finish His Tenure as UN Special Envoy for Syria

QUNEITRA, Syria | Syria reopens 2 crossings with Jordan, Israeli-held Golan

QUNEITRA, Syria — A vital border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened on Monday for the first time in three years, promising to restore trade and movement between the two countries that had halted because of the war. Another crossing, between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, also reopened for U.N. observers who had left … Continue reading QUNEITRA, Syria | Syria reopens 2 crossings with Jordan, Israeli-held Golan