The UN special peace envoy to Syria has urged the international community to take advice from Russia to resolve the four-year-long civil war that has claimed 210,000 lives and left 1.5 million Syrians with injuries and disabilities.
A video allegedly showing Islamic State militants using bulldozers and explosives to destroy the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud has been posted online. The UNESCO cultural site near Mosul is one of Iraqi’s greatest archaeological treasures.
A video of a mysterious group of Syrian jihadi female fighters, who have no affiliation to the Islamic State, has emerged. The Islamists, who are based in Aleppo, say they want “to fight for our religion and our country,” and be the “equal of men.”
Crowds will gather in central London on Saturday in protest against Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. Protesters say the intervention is motivated by Western and Middle Eastern governments’ agenda of quashing remnants of the Arab Spring.
The chances that democrats or moderates will take the place of the current secular government in Syria are zero- the only powerful forces that can take over are extremist Islamists, Peter Ford, former British Ambassador to Syria, told RT.
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says the chances to probe Islamic State leaders despite evidence of numerous war crimes are low, as they are mostly from non-member states Iraq and Syria.