Politics of Syria: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Israel concludes exercise “Blue Flag’

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that Israel has concluded a 12-day-long international military aerial exercise ‘”Blue Flag’ on 14 Nov. It was the first international “Fifth Generation” exercise held in Israel involving F-35 warplanes. The “enemy” forces operated advanced surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles to simulate the capabilities of the S-300 aerial defence system that Russia has ..

US backed forces defeat Islamic state

The Islamic State’s five year caliphate caomes to an end, says the US backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The SDF is led by a group of people called the Kurds. Kurds are Iranian ehtnic people in the Middle east. The IS grew out of Al – Qaeda in Iraq after the invasion made by the US ..

Ban Ki Moon urges world leaders to halt Syria killings

The U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has urged to world leaders to put a halt on the killings in Syria. UN has pulled out more than half of its observers from Syria.The number of international aid workers deployed in the country has also reduced to half. The UN Observer mission has suspended its operations ..

UN Resolution vetoed by China, Russia: Situation intensifies in Syria

UN Security Council resolution on Syria has been vetoed by Russia and China. However, India and 10 other countries voted in favor. Pakistan and South Africa abstained from voting. What could have been the effects of this UN resolution, if passed? The resolution could have introduced fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s rule. ..

UN resolution on Syria: India refrains whilst Russia, China veto

UNSC resolution on Syria which threatens action against Syria if it did not at once stop the lethal onslaught of anti-regime protesters – India refrained from voting. Russia and China (both permanent members of UNSC) vetoed thus annulling the draft. Other countries that abstained from voting were Brazil, Lebanon and South Africa. Countries voting in ..