U.N. Security Council likely to meet Monday over Syria chemical attack

By Middle East Affairs The United Nations Security Council will likely meet Monday afternoon to discuss the Syrian government's recent use of chemical weapons on civilians in rebel-besieged Douma. Medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service stated jointly that the attack on Douma Saturday caused 49

Turkey, Iran meet before a Syria summit with Russia

By Middle East Affairs Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who support opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, held talks Wednesday in Ankara before their upcoming summit with Russia. The three countries will discuss strategies to reduce the violence among them and their coalitions. Russia and Iran back Syrian