U.N. Holds Emergency Meeting over 300,000 Displaced Syrians

Sweden, which holds the United Nations Security Council’s rotating presidency, and Kuwait requested an emergency, closed-door meeting at the UN Security Council on Tuesday to complain that Israel and Jordan will not accept hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees displaced by Russian-backed bombings in southern Daraa, Syria.

Syrian and Iraqi refugees trapped at the Greek-Macedonian borders protest demanding the opening of the borders on February 28, 2016. More than 5,000 people were trapped at the Idomeni camp after four Balkan countries announced a daily cap on migrant arrivals. Slovenia and Croatia, both EU members, and Serbia and …

Syria: Russian-Backed Assad Bombings Force 50,000 to Flee

Fighters supporting dictator Bashar al-Assad have displaced up to 50,000 and shut down at least three hospitals in a siege to retake a rebel-held region in southwest Syria that borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the United Nations and a monitor group report this week.

Air raids force hospitals to shut in south Syria: monitor

Reports: Russia Breaks Ceasefire Deal with Airstrikes on Syrian Rebels

Russia reportedly breached a ceasefire deal late Saturday night that it had brokered with the United States and Jordan last July by carrying out airstrikes on in rebel-held Daraa, Syria, against forces opposed to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, leaving at least five civilians dead and destroying a hospital and emergency rescue center during the process.

Smoke rises above opposition held areas of Daraa during an airstrike by Syrian regime forces, on June 25, 2018. - Russian-backed regime forces have for weeks been preparing an offensive to retake Syria's south, a strategic zone that borders both Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (Photo by Mohamad ABAZEED …