Syria

15.10.2016

Why Aleppo is the symptom of what is wrong with how we deal with atrocities

Why Aleppo is the symptom of what is wrong with how we deal with atrocities

By Patrick T. Hiller | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service 8 Oct 2016 – “Never again!” is once again brought to our attention as we are facing killing and suffering of civilians on a large scale. The Syrian city of Aleppo is under siege and the United… »

10.10.2016

Russia and the west: risks of hype

Russia and the west: risks of hype

An inflated view of Russia’s power, influenced by its role in Syria, could hasten further destructive conflict. By Paul Rogers 6 October 2016 for OpenDemocracy The assaults on rebel-held districts of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian government forces have been deadly, not least… »

05.10.2016

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise

The Syrian armed forces need to retake the eastern part of Aleppo occupied by rebels. The job of Avaaz is to get public opinion to oppose this military operation, by portraying it as nothing but a joint Russian-Syrian effort to murder civilians, especially children… Syria is the victim of a… »

15.09.2016

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

50 Million Children “Uprooted” Worldwide – UNICEF

By  Baher Kamal Human Wrongs Watch Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted – 28 million of them driven from their homes by conflicts not of their making, and millions more migrating in… »

28.08.2016

Turkish tanks clash with Kurd-backed forces in Syria, monitor group reports

Turkish tanks clash with Kurd-backed forces in Syria, monitor group reports

Turkish troops have clashed with pro-Kurdish militiamen for the first time since Ankara sent tanks across the border, a monitor group said. Previously, the rebels accused Turkey of bombing civilians in the area. Pro-Kurdish troops were fighting the Turkish army after it moved deeper into the Kurdish region in Syria,… »

25.08.2016

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

Stop the siege of the Syrian People! Lift the International Sanctions on Syria

The Three Patriarchs residing in Damascus: His Beatitude John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and… »

22.08.2016

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian boy in the ambulance breaks my heart. But what can I do?!

The Syrian refugee crisis including those internally displaced, those in neighbouring countries and the few who have made it to other shores is the biggest civilian tragedy since WWII. And yet there is a paralysis in ordinary people who would like to help but feel unable to, mainly because News… »

15.08.2016

Opinion: The West’s total failure

Opinion: The West’s total failure

The situation in Aleppo appears increasingly hopeless. This civil war is on the brink of its greatest humanitarian disaster. But there’s not much the West can do on its own, writes DW’s Loay Mudhoon. When the siege around eastern Aleppo was surprisingly broken two weeks ago, there was no notable… »

06.08.2016

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him Paul Craig Roberts I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL… »

22.07.2016

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

Germany, UN push for new Syria peace talks

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura are attempting to reinvigorate peace talks between warring factions in Syria. A new round of talks could begin as early as August. “The current situation in Syria is anything but satisfactory,” said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in… »

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