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Daraa, Syria: between hellfire and a closed border
Sadik Abdul Rahman صادق عبد الرحمن
A war of this scale in Syria’s southern Hawran region—the volcanic plateau extending from the edge of Damascus through Quneitra, Suwayda, and Daraa Provinces into northwest Jordan—was not expected by many.
The ongoing talk since ...
The Kurds have lost the chance to decide their fate: only Damascus can save them
Elijah J. Magnier ايليا ج مغناير
Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria “very soon” and to deliver the city of Manbij to Turkey fell as a shock to the Syrian Kurds gathered in the northern part of the country. These Kurds, who act on a day-to-day ...
Syria imposes new rules of engagement on Israel
Sayed 7asan سيد حسن
On Thursday 10th May 2018, an unprecedented exchange of strikes happened between Israel and Syria. The mainstream media, as well as some “alternative” media like Russia Today, were quick to relay the Israeli army version, according to which ...
Emails reveal White Helmets tried to lobby ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters
Emails have emerged revealing how the controversial Syrian activist group the White Helmets tried to ...
Syria, Iran and ‘chaos in international relations’
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Any meaningful political resolution to the turmoil in the Middle East now seems more elusive than ever
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack
- Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis
Why have plans to pull US troops out of Syria been shelved?
- Abdelbari Atwan عبد الباري عطوان
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations and one of the Trump administrations hawks, announced ...
Iran’s Past and Present
Why has the history of Iran's left been erased?
- Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi اسکندر صادقی بروجردی
In this interview Ervand Abrahamian, one of the preeminent Iranian historians of his generation, speaks ...
Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Gulf: oil and gas wars are raging
- Hassan Nasrallah Хасан Насралла حسن نصر الله
Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on February 16th, 2018, during the commemoration ...
Western howls of outrage over the Ghouta siege ring hollow – we aren't likely to do anything to save civilians
- Robert Fisk
How can we complain when we will not ourselves deal with the armed Islamist opposition to Assad ...