In Middle East
Feb 21st, 2013
By Jeremy Salt – Ankara In a recent article (‘Viewpoint: Echoes of Spanish civil war in Syria’, BBC News Magazine, October 9, 2012), Fouad Ajami has drawn parallels between the Spanish civil war and the conflict in Syria. He compares the cruelty of the warring sides, which is accurate eno...
Aug 13th, 2012
By Felicity Arbuthnot Amnesty International has released satellite pictures of “craters” in Syria, citing : “an increased use of heavy weaponry, including near residential areas”. The BBC reports, quoting Amnesty: “Images from Anadan revealed more than 600 probable artil...
In World News
Aug 9th, 2012
More than 2,000 people fled violence in Syria to reach neighbouring Turkey in the past two days, bringing the total number of Syrians who have sought refuge there to more than 50,000, Turkish authorities said on Thursday. The rate of refugee flows has risen and there are fears there could be an exodu...
Apr 29th, 2012
An Islamist group called “al-Nusra Front” claimed reponsibility on Sunday for a suicide bombing which killed at least nine people in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday. The group named the bomber as Abu Omar al-Shami and said he detonated his explosives amidst 150 members of the Syrian...
In Middle East
Dec 30th, 2011
Syria, like Libya, is losing the information war. It became evident from the very beginning of the “Arab spring in Syrian way.” The official response of the Syrian authorities and the media at times is even more harmful for the regime than the mere silence. The author of this material, wh...