World Bulletin/News Desk
The opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) on Sunday revealed that it submitted to the International Criminal Court 25 documents that provide evidence on the use of chemical weapons, internationally-banned weapons and the rape crimes by forces loyal to the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Speaking to a press conference in Cairo, head of the legal committee at the coalition Haysam al-Malih said the coalition also subsumed a note explaining that it is the legal representative of the Syrian people.
Al-Malih expected the complaint to be approved within the next days.
According to al-Malih, around 200,000 people were killed in Syria during the past three years and that 5.5 million Syrian children, including 4.3 million inside Syria, are in need of aid.
Having dragged into its fourth year, the civil war in Syria has displaced millions of people and left hundreds of thousands dead or injured.
Al-Malih said around 8.8 million Syrians have been displaced inside Syria so far and 3.2 million outside it because of the conflict.
Riyadh and Khartoum have signed agreement to explore minerals in joint territorial waters of Red Sea
Sources say no clashes were reported in Latakia’s northern countryside and Eastern Ghouta since Friday
A fresh offensive with a rebel coalition has fought against the Assad regime overnight in Aleppo
The police raid provokes a firestorm from journalists, who stage a sit-in amid calls for sacking the interior minister
''The target date for the transition is first of August,' Kerry says
'Participants will meet... on Wednesday in a plenary session to follow up with the agreed agenda,' UN envoy says
Kurdish peshmerga forces and Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen had recaptured Bashir village from ISIL last week
'Aleppo is burning and it is crucial that we focus on this top priority issue,' British envoy says
UN panel says 'the use of solitary confinement in Israeli jails has doubled between 2012 and 2014,' with the number of people held in isolation jumping from 390 to 755 over the period
Ahrar al-Sham’s deputy leader says group has blocked Moscow’s aims in Syria
Israeli customs officials say chemicals could be used to make long-range rockets
Both Kerry and Lavrov have "agreed on new measures to be taken by Moscow and Washington", to stop the onslaught in Syria
Iran's Minister for Industry, Mining and Trade has said that as part of expanding economic relations, entry into the auto industry will be a win win for both countries
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed has met both government and rebel delegations in a bid to find a swift resolution to the dispute over the rebels' seizure of the Al-Amaliqa base despite an April 11 ceasefire
Raqqa in Syria has been targeted in another strike however there is no word on was behind the attacks
Criticism follows raids on labor union building in Cairo and arrest of journalists