Levant Press Release
|06/21/2020 - 20:49||
CAIR Joins 100 U.S. Groups in Urging Biden, Trump to Support Equality for Palestinians
In a joint letter, the organizations noted policy positions that American voters are looking for in presidential candidates.
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|05/20/2020 - 07:19||
UNIDO launches safety guidelines for Lebanon's industrial sector in response to COVID-19
BEIRUT, 20 May 2020 – Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, represented by H.E. Dr. Imad Hoballah, Minister of Industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in partnership with the Ministry of Industry, has launched safety guidelines developed for the industrial sector.
|05/15/2020 - 07:09||
Governor Wolf Announces New Funding for Agriculture, Business Development Projects
Harrisburg, PA ? Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of four projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will spur economic development, create jobs, and support Pennsylvania?s agriculture industry.
|05/15/2020 - 06:03||
Jomana Qaddour to lead Syria portfolio as nonresident senior fellow
Washington, DC?May 15, 2020? The Atlantic Council?s Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs today announced the addition of Jomana Qaddour as a nonresident senior fellow. During her fellowship, Jomana will lead the Atlantic Council?s Syria portfolio. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the UN-facilitated Syrian Constitutional Committee?s Civil Society Group.
|05/09/2020 - 22:21||
1500 Rabbis to Biden: Restoring terror funding morally repugnant
Coalition for Jewish Values calls on Democratic candidate to withdraw pledge to resume funding PA while terror payments continue.
|05/07/2020 - 23:23||
Daniel Pipes Op-Ed Opposing Israeli Sovereignty in Judea Samaria Filled with Absurd Falsehoods
Daniel Pipes’ fallacy-filled New York Times op-ed opposing Israeli legally valid sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley sounds like it came from the hostile-to-Israel far left. Instead, it came from Pipes, a well-known relentless “never-Trumper.”
|04/29/2020 - 09:51||
Eleven children reported killed in an attack on a crowded market in Afrin, northern Syria
AMMAN, 29 April 2020- “It is tragic that 11 children were reportedly killed and many more were injured when a bomb went off near a fuel tanker in a crowded market in Afrin city, northern rural Aleppo yesterday.
|04/22/2020 - 03:10||
France: Urgently Repatriate Sick Child from Northeast Syria
Taymia has a double heart defect, requiring urgent and specialized care, which she cannot receive on-site. Northeast Syria is woefully unprepared to deal with chronic or severe health issues.
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|04/08/2020 - 03:50||
Lebanon: Direct COVID-19 Assistance to Hardest Hit
A street vendor pushes his cart in Shatila Palestinian refugee camp, wearing a face mask to try to protect against the spread of COVID-19, in Beirut suburbs, Lebanon, March 30, 2020.
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|03/26/2020 - 14:47||
Capacity-building activities carried out remotely via video conference between Austria and Iraq
VIENNA/MOSUL, 26 March 2020 – A four-month capacity-building programme involving Iraq’s University of Mosul and Austria’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) has started with remotely taught lectures. The programme kicked off when BOKU specialist, Christoph Hauer, lectured staff at the University of Mosul on integrated flood risk management.
|03/25/2020 - 05:39||
Revive the Spirit of Mosul
The primary goal of the project is to foster reconciliation and social cohesion in Mosul and its Old Town, through the restoration and reconstruction of Al-Nouri Mosque and its Al-Hadba Minaret as iconic landmarks, as well as a Memorial. The project includes skills development and job creation components to provide young men and women from Mosul with a source of livelihood through the heritage rehabilitation, the educational and cultural institutions revival.
|03/18/2020 - 15:29||
Palestine: ICJ makes submission to International Criminal Court arguing for jurisdiction over serious crimes
In amicus curiae observations submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 16 March 2020, the ICJ argued that the Court had competency to exercise its jurisdiction over the whole of the Palestinian territory, including the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
|03/13/2020 - 12:13||
Syria: After almost a decade lost to violence, emergency and long-term needs are vast
Aleppo/Geneva (ICRC) – As the crisis in Syria moves into its tenth year, the needs of the people who have endured so much are vast and complex. The statistics are stark: more than 11 million Syrians rely on aid, tens of thousands of people remain missing, one out of two Syrians is displaced and at least 2 million children have had their education disrupted or not had a chance to even start it.
|03/09/2020 - 12:11||
People in northwest Syria continue to struggle despite truce
The military offensive carried out by the Government of Syria and its allies in northwest Syria has led to almost a million people in the Idlib region becoming displaced in the space of just four months. People have had to flee from their homes or from the camps they were already displaced in, to escape the daily shelling, aerial bombing, and ground offensives.
|03/05/2020 - 13:08||
NGOs demand UN Security Council Resolution on Syria
The NGO Forum and Syria INGO Regional Forum, representing 108 organisations operating in Syria, today call on the UN Security Council to draw on the March 5th ceasefire to underscore the urgency of the situation for 4 million civilians in northwest Syria and adopt a resolution to protect civilians and humanitarian workers and put an end to the conflict in Idlib and western Aleppo.
|03/04/2020 - 23:03||
Getty Museum Presents Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins
Statue of Prince Gudea with a Vase of Flowing Water. Neo-Sumerian period, about 2120 B.C. Dolerite. Object: H: 62 × W: 25.6 × D: 20 cm (24 7/16 × 10 1/16 × 7 7/8 in.) Musée du Louvre, Département des Antiquités orientales. Image © Musée du Louvre, dist.
|02/27/2020 - 01:52||
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore: Briefing to the Security Council on the situation for children in Syria
This is a summary of what was said by Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's Security Council briefing at United Nations in New York.
|02/26/2020 - 20:51||
Lebanon contemplates defaulting on its debt and a greater cost Eliza Harvey An economic crisis leaves the world with a big headache: A bailout, or risking another failed state in the Middle East?
Protests in Lebanon continue against a political elite accused of corruption and incompetence (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)
|02/25/2020 - 20:08||
Syria: Targeting schools being properly used for educational purposes in Idlib is a war crime
Following reports that 10 schools were hit by shelling in Idlib and Aleppo countryside, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director, said:
|02/21/2020 - 09:55||
Australia and Israel should be partners in Asia
In a changing strategic landscape, likeminded countries have the chance to identify and grasp new opportunities.
|02/19/2020 - 14:30||
DC: Humanitarian, Civic, Human Rights, Faith-Based Groups, and Ambassador Robert Ford to Demand Attention and Action on Humanitarian Crisis in Idlib, Syria (#SaveIdlibChildren)
News conference participants will call on the Trump administration to apply all diplomatic pressure to stop the bombing, provide humanitarian assistance, protect civilians and urge UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit the 900,000 newly-displaced civilians and discharge his responsibilities.
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|02/18/2020 - 18:59||
Over half a million children in northwest Syria forced to flee amid continued violence and harsh weather
On 13 February 2020, boys stand together at an informal settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic near the Turkish border. The settlement houses around 500 displaced families from eastern Ghouta and rural Idlib and western rural Aleppo governorates.
|02/16/2020 - 20:32||
Syrian American Council Spreads Love And Hope To Displaced Syrians On Valentines Day Mission
The Syrian American Council is leading a team to the border of Syria and Turkey to show solidarity with the thousands of Syrians who have been displaced by the Russian-led assault on Idlib.
|02/13/2020 - 14:30||
Displaced Children Die in Freezing Winter Conditions in Idlib
At least four children living in informal displacement camps in North-West Syria are reported to have died, as temperatures drop below zero. Among the dead is an eight-month-old boy whose mother noticed that his chest was not moving and his face colour changed in the middle of the night. The doctor later confirmed that the boy died in his sleep due to cold. A year-and-a-half old girl whose father carried her for two hours in the camp but was announced dead at arrival at our partner’s hospital in Aleppo governorate.
|01/31/2020 - 02:50||
Syria: A spike in civilian casualties, mass displacement in countrys northwest
Syria – Aleppo – Shelter project/ WatHab Um Mohammad, 56-Year-old, widow and has two kids. Her house was totally damaged due to the conflict.