Blogs

30 Aug 2013

The number of refugees from Syria applying for protection in the UK increased last year, according to the Home Office’s quarterly statistics.

30 Aug 2013

The Vatican's official daily has criticised global powers presently preparing for direct military action against Syria.

30 Aug 2013

Quakers in Britain have welcomed the clear decision of the UK parliament to reject military intervention in Syria.

30 Aug 2013

The United Nations chemical weapons inspection team is due to wrap up its work in Syria this weekend, says the Secretary-General.

29 Aug 2013

War rhetoric in the media this week seemed to imply the impending end of Syria’s Assad regime and the spread of Syria’s civil war into a larger regional conflict, while key players carefully chose their words to try to emphasise the limits of conflict, and responses to any breach, writes Arthur Bernhoff, an international affairs analyst currently based in Beirut.

29 Aug 2013

David Cameron made a toned-down appeal for "action" against Syria in the House of Commons today, as many MPs expressed scepticism and then voted against his proposals.

29 Aug 2013

"International law says that military action must be taken after a decision by the Security Council," says the joint UN-Arab League Envoy for Syria.