Austria’s Kneissl Thanks Lavrov For Supporting Vienna’s Mine Clearance Initiative In Syria

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl expressed gratitude on Tuesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for supporting Vienna‘s initiative on humanitarian mine clearance in Syria, which is aimed at helping create conditions for the return of refugees and displaced people. Last November, Kneissl announced that Austria and Slovenia launched a joint Read More …

Armenian Sapper In Syria Seriously Wounded While Clearing Mines

An Armenian demining officer recently deployed to Syria has been seriously wounded while clearing landmines near Aleppo. According to Armenia’s Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise (CHDE), the sapper hit an improvised explosive device and was rushed to hospital on Read More …

OPCW Issues Fact-Finding Mission Report on Chemical Weapons Use Allegation in Douma, Syria, in 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands —1 March 2019—The Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), issued today the final report on the FFM’s investigation regarding the incident of alleged use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Douma, Read More …

Armenia dispatches humanitarian mission to Syria’s Aleppo

A group of Armenian humanitarian experts have headed to Aleppo, Syria on Friday to provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said in a Facebook post. The 83-member group, including doctors, sappers, as well as Read More …