In the latest allegation that Greek authorities are illegally expelling refugees, lawyers will this week file a case at the UN Human Rights Committee (OHCHR) on behalf of a Syrian man living in Germany, who says he was picked up and sent to Turkey while he searched for his brother in Greece.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said terrorist groups are the main obstacle to the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland, lambasting the presence of uninvited foreign forces in the Arab country.
Syrian government forces, supported by fighters from allied popular defense groups, have carried out a major counterattack against Turkish-backed Takfiri militants in the country’s embattled northwestern province of Aleppo, inflicting losses on them.
The Syrian army has given Takfiri foreign-backed militants holed up in Saraqib city of the country’s embattled northwestern province of Idlib a chance to lay down their weapons and surrender, as it further tightens the noose around the extremists in their last major bastion.
Special Envoy of the United Nations for Syria Geir Pedersen says only the Syrian people are entitled to make a decision about their country's draft constitution and determine the fate of their country.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun is reportedly mulling over paying an official visit to Damascus to push for the repatriation of Syrian refugees, whose presence has worsened the already dilapidated civic infrastructure in Lebanon and placed a burden on the country’s public finances.