Syria

08.11.2014

Why arming rebels will fuel Syria’s inferno

Why arming rebels will fuel Syria’s inferno

The Syrian conflict is taking yet another dramatic turn as the militant jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate, rout rebels from their strongholds in Idlib, threatening to eliminate entirely any presence by moderate rebels in northern Syria, as the Islamic State has already done in the… »

04.11.2014

Syria — New UN Plan to ‘Freeze’ Conflict, Stop ‘Carnage’

Syria — New UN Plan to ‘Freeze’ Conflict, Stop ‘Carnage’

  Human Wrongs Watch The war in Syria must be “frozen locally” on the ground so that the growing threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may be fully confronted, a United Nations envoy on 3 November 2014 said, suggesting that a peace introduced… »

19.10.2014

Syria — Life Through a Lens: Photography Workshop Helps Young Refugees See Their World with Fresh Eyes

Syria — Life Through a Lens: Photography Workshop Helps Young Refugees See Their World with Fresh Eyes

  Human Wrongs Watch In Syria, they witnessed humanity at its worst. Now, through photography, young refugees look at their world with fresh eyes. Written by Charlie Dunmore, Friday 17 October 2014 (UNHCR)*  More than half of the 3 million people driven into exile by the conflict in Syria are children. »

28.09.2014

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

Lebanon Hosts the Highest Ratio Per Capita of Refugees in the World

  Human Wrongs Watch The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has registered over 950,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon – now constituting 25 per cent of the total population.   One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the… »

26.09.2014

Iraq. Syria. Here we go again

Iraq. Syria. Here we go again

An article of quotes? That would mean all that can be said has already been said How about…? Voltaire “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” George Santayana “Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.” “Fanaticism… »

11.09.2014

What Would Dr. King Do? As U.S. Moves to Bomb Syria, Tavis Smiley on MLK’s Antiwar Legacy

What Would Dr. King Do? As U.S. Moves to Bomb Syria, Tavis Smiley on MLK’s Antiwar Legacy

What would Dr. Martin Luther King do? As debate continues over U.S. plans to launch airstrikes in Syria, we look at the final year of King’s life when he became a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War, calling his government “the greatest purveyor of violence in… »

22.08.2014

From Assad to ISIS, a tale of Syrian resistance

From Assad to ISIS, a tale of Syrian resistance

Julia Taleb, August 22, 2014, for Waging Nonviolence In July of 2013, when activists in the Syrian city of Raqqa feared demonstrating in front of the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Suad Nofel marched onto the streets… »

13.08.2014

Syrian Refugee Women Tell Stories about Sexual Exploitation in Lebanon

01 August 2014 – The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn’t know how she’ll pay the rent. She’s gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who… »

15.06.2014

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned the Mideast not to wage a proxy war on Iraq’s soil. Meanwhile, former UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said the Syrian civil war and Iraq conflict are connected. Foreign Minister Steinmeier told the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper… »

02.06.2014

Ukraine & Syria: Elections of Mass Destruction

by Tony Cartalucci, NEO – TRANSCEND Media Service Elections pushed ahead in Ukraine, obstructed in Syria, so mass murder can continue. The West’s weaponization of democracy. Early polls began for Syria’s presidential election, as the country begins turning the tide against foreign-backed terrorists and restoring order throughout much of… »

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