Submitted by Ruth on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 21:23
Iran is now behaving like another Israel but much larger and even more ambitious and expansionist; it is hell-bent on re-drawing the borders of its neighbouring countries, deciding the limits of their sovereignty, fabricating and imposing their leaders and then lecturing about ‘human rights’, defining ‘terrorism’ the way it pleases, expropriating Islam and offering its ‘services’ to world powers as a regional client.
Submitted by Ruth on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 20:24
Iran has to see that this is an unsustainable situation for them and that they are heading toward catastrophe
Submitted by Ruth on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 16:23
Yassin Al Haj Saleh is one of Syria’s most iconic political dissidents, intellectuals and authors. He was imprisoned by the Assad regime for 16 years from 1980 to 1996 for his membership of a leftist party, going on to become a widely acclaimed author and journalist, and one of the key intellectual voices of the Syrian revolution. After spending 21 months in hiding within Syria, he eventually escaped to Istanbul in 2012. He was kind enough to take time for an email interview with Radio Free Syria editor Ruth Riegler in June 2015.
Submitted by Ruth on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 06:05
The U.N. should decide whether it’s an NGO that is commenting on current events as a representative of the civil society sector, or whether it represents the collective will of the international community and a mechanism for implementing international law. It’s that simple.
Submitted by Ruth on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 17:33
The barrel bomb: a tremendous iron tank filled with explosives and organic fertilizers, and stuffed with sharp metal objects. Its weight ranges between a quarter to half a ton, and is dropped randomly from regime helicopters flying at high altitudes in order to avoid opposition fire. The barrel usually targets opposition-held cities or villages, deliberately causing death and injury among civilians.
Submitted by Ruth on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 17:24
Submitted by Ruth on Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:42
17-05-2015: A consistent feature of the Western political and media narrative on the Syrian revolution from all sides has been a staggering level of condescension.