“Deutschland könnte sehr viel mehr tun” / Ein Interview
DIE ZEIT 17.4.2014 - Millionen Syrer hungern im Bürgerkrieg. Der Programmchef der Welthungerhilfe spricht darüber, wie Hilfe überhaupt möglich ist – und warum so wenige für Syrien spenden.
ZEIT ONLINE: Herr Mogge, können sie den Menschen im syrischen Bürgerkrieg überhaupt noch helfen?
FUNNY ENOUGH: THE EP ACCUSES THE EP FOR THEIR OWN ‚DEADLY SILENCE‘ & CONTINUED TO DO SO BY DOING NOTHING (MESOP)
By Roni Alasor / Lorin Sarkisian – Brussels / Stressburg, 17 April 2014 – Ararat News (ANP) – In a resolution supported by all the political groups today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament (EP) broke its “deadly silence” and condemned terror attacks from the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and ISIS terror organisations against Christians, Armenians and Kurds in Syria and called for protection of all the vulnerable communities and establishment of safe havens along the Turkish-Syrian border. MEPs urged Turkish government to open its borders for humanitarian aid.
MESOP Syria 1st-Hand: Aleppo — Regime Troops Insurgent Offensive, Hezbollah, and Militia “Criminals & Cowards”
By Scott Lucas April 17, 2014 11:46 – eaworldview – In recent weeks, insurgents have been closing on the regime-held western section of Aleppo, advancing from the northwest and south and threatening to cut off Assad forces in Syria’s largest city. In the last week, opposition fighters have seized territory in northwestern Aleppo near Air Force Intelligence headquarters and taken a vital stretch of highway from the airport to regime positions in Aleppo and to the east.
17-04-2014 - ARA News – Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan– The Assayish forces (security wing of the Democratic Union Party PYD) arrested 17 members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria, including Haji Kalo, member of the Central Committee of the party.
“Moreover, the de facto authorities of the Syrian regime and the PYD have succeeded in silencing the national Kurdish, Arab and Syriac forces,” Sino argued.
Notably, these demonstrations came to show support to the candidacy of President Bashar al-Assad in the presidential elections expected in June.
17-04-2014 – ARA News – Hasaka, Syria– Supporters of the Syrian regime gathered on Wednesday in Hafiz al-Assad Square in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka to show support to the Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad. Leading members of the ruling Baath Party in Hasaka province participated in the gathering, which was protected by the pro-Assad security forces.
18-4-2014 – MESOP – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week found Turkey guilty of breaching the European Convention on Human Rights by violating the ‘right to life’. The case concerns the disappearance of six villagers who were detained by security forces in 1993 and never seen again. This ruling follows a 20-year campaign by their families for the truth and justice.
Registration for Syria election starts April 21 – By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News – 18 April 2014 – Syrians will be able to register to run in the upcoming presidential election starting next week, Agence France Presse quoted a government source as saying Thursday. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/04/17/Syria-presidential-candidates-can-register-from-April-21.html
17.04.2014 – Bestun Kakayi – BasNews, Iran – Iranian military commanders have revealed that Iran monitors its borders, including that with the Kurdistan Region, with spy balloons.
AFTER THE LOUDSPEAKERS REALISTIC VOICES ON STAGE
17-4-2014 – Kurdpress – Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Diyarbakir Deputy Altan Tan believes his party’s votes in the March 30 local elections are not enough to declare autonomy in the Kurdish regions of the country.
Aber auch die Friedensbewegung, die für das Wochenende in Dutzenden Städten zu ihren jährlichen Ostermärschen ruft, dürfte damit neuen Diskussionsstoff haben. Elias Perabo zumindest geht in diesem Jahr nicht zum Ostermarsch. Er sagt: „Die UN haben den Syrienkonflikt als größte humanitäre Katastrophe des 21. Jahrhunderts bezeichnet. Dass das bei den Ostermärschen kaum eine Rolle spielt, entfremdet uns von diesen Demonstrationen sehr.“