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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators ... provinces, amounting to crimes against humanity, it said. The investigators have drawn up four confidential lists of suspects whom they believe should face international justice. Additional reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... team crosschecked 318,910 killings reported to five different sources, including the Syrian government and London-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. After excluding ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... with suicide car bombs near the base's chemistry battalion, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition watchdog group based in Britain. Within a day the militants had ... public executions, crucifixions and other "gross human rights violations". Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse, Reuters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... "It's a precarious calm," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "It's true that missile attacks are increasingly rare, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556764/damascus-enjoys-relative-calm-ramadan-missiles-subside
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on contacts on the ground in Syria, said the men were crucified on Saturday in Aleppo province. It added that their corpses were still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue unabated, with devastating consequences." Amos said the number of Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance had increased from one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical weapons inspectors safe after convoy attacked in central Syria

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:10pm by AP

    ... the team was heading towards the town of Kfar Zeita, where activists and Human Rights Watch reported gas attacks on April 11 and April 18 that killed two people. It said the team left in four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520145/chemical-weapons-inspectors-safe-after-convoy-attacked-central-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman. The army’s entire arsenal and forces are deployed in Damascus’s war against rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515005/syria-air-defence-force-chief-killed-combat-near-damascus
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Deadly explosion rocks Turkey-Syria border crossing

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Deadly blast rocks border crossing An explosion near a border crossing between Syria and Turkey killed as many as 29 people and wounded many others yesterday, an activist group monitoring the Syrian civil war said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion occurred at a garage near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513123/deadly-explosion-rocks-turkey-syria-border-crossing
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian government still using chemical weapons, says French foreign minister

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:34pm by AP

    ... rebels of employing it on the battlefield. Meanwhile the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday nearly 850 prisoners have died in Syrian regime jails this year, many executed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512155/syrian-government-still-using-chemical-weapons-says-french-foreign

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