#Syria

What Middle East are we to Expect in 2016?

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.

Iran should stop its expansionist Shiite policy

Iran has to see that this is an unsustainable situation for them and that they are heading toward catastrophe

Ogres and Orientalism: An Interview with Yassin al-Hajj Saleh

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.

U.N. in jeopardy

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.

Rebels liberate Idlib province

May 29, 2015

The Syrian regime has lost control of the Idlib province following swift rebel advances, making it the second province to fall out of the regime’s hands.

Late Thursday, the Army of Conquest coalition of rebels stormed into Ariha, the last sizeable town in the northwest region, sending regime troops fleeing in the direction of the Al-Ghab Plain that straddles the Latakia province to the south.

Syrian opposition military chief blames Iran regime for people's suffering

May 29, 2015

A military chief of the Revolutionary Command Council of Syria has blamed the plight of people on the intervention of the Iranian regime's paramilitary forces in the war-torn country.

Brigadier General Mithghal al-Batish said Iran's aim was to 'annihilate or displace' the Syrian people, but that the regime would fail and 'victory is near'.

The Barrel Bomb Plant: Uncovering Assad's Secret Factory

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.

Nasrallah’s Commitment to Political Suicide

By Mahmoud Yamak

Western attitudes to Syria: paternalist patronage rules

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.

Kurds in Germany protest against Tehran regime, Assad in solidarity with Mahabad

May 10, 2015

Kurds in Germany gathered at different rallies in the German capital Berlin Saturday in solidarity with Kurdish protests in Iran that were triggered by the unexplained death of a hotel chambermaid.

Dozens of Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan protested outside the Iranian Embassy in Berlin, calling for an end to injustice and discrimination against Kurds in predominantly Shiite Iran.

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