Added on 14/07/2013
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FRANCESCA BORRI, TABSIR: The demands of the editors are depressingly obvious and there is little interest in explaining context.
Added on 25/02/2013
Alawi , Asia , Bashar al-Assad , Fertile Crescent , Homs , Human Interest , Iyad , Latakia , Syria , Tartus , Zeinab
MICH CAFE: They met, fell in love and got married. A simple story but not so simple when you’re on two sides of a sectarian divide in the midst of a civil war
Added on 30/12/2012
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Aleppo , Algeria , Ali Abdullah Saleh , America , American embassy , Arab Spring , Baath Party in Syria , Bahrain , Bahrain’s government , Binyamin Netanyahu , David Petraeus , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , first prime minister , Gaza , Homs , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama administration , Oil , oil sales , Palestine , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , South Africa , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Syria , Tunis , Tunisia , Turkey , U.S. Congress , United States , US government , Washington , Yemen
JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
Added on 23/12/2012
James M. Dorsey
Activist , Army , Baghdad , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , East Africa , Facebook , Football , head of security. , Homs , Iraq , Joshua Landis , Kuwait , Lebanon , mechanic , Middle East , national team player , North Africa , President , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , South Korea , Syria
JAMES M. DORSEY: This weekend’s Syrian victory over Iraq in a soccer match is being seized by the regime as ‘a great national achievement’.
Added on 01/10/2012
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MICH CAFE: The catalogue of brutal rapes and sexual assaults of women, men and children grows by the day. A new documentary makes grim viewing
Added on 16/08/2012
Assad , Assad government , BBC , Citizen Journalism , Damascus , Foreign media , Homs , Internet connection , John F Kennedy , Journalist , Latakia , Mobile Phones , President , Reporters Without Borders , smartphone , Social Media , Syria , Tal al-Mallouhi , Twitter , US Federal Reserve
MICH CAFE: With traditional media officially locked out of Syria since the start of the revolution there in March 2011, citizen journalism has taken over the mantle, at a great cost.
Added on 02/06/2012
Al Houla , Arab League , Army , Bashar al-Assad , Hafez Al Assad , Homs , Qatar , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian Muslim Brotherhood , Syrian National Council , United Nations , Vladimir Putin
FRANCIS MATTHEW: If the opposition wants to win over the army or security forces, it must distinguish between supporters of Al Assad’s regime, and Alawites in general.
Added on 25/03/2012
Africa , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab Spring , Asma al-Assad , Bahrain , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood , European Union , First Lady , France , Gaza Strip , Hamas , Homs , Idlib , Iraq , Justice and Development Party , Libya , Mali , Manama , oil exports , Palestine Liberation Organization , President , Renaissance Party , Syria , Tear gas , Tunisia , United States , Yemen
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
Added on 16/03/2012
Syria News Wire
Aleppo , Arab League , Army , Damascus , Democracy , Facebook , Free Syrian Army , Golan Heights , Hama , Homs , Istanbul , Lebanon , Mobile Phones , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Protests , Ramadan , Red Cross , Syria , Syrian Golan Heights , Syrian National Council , Turkey , United States
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: It began with a small demonstration by young people in Deraa. The flames have spread and now engulf the nation.
Added on 09/02/2012
blindness , China , Damascus , Facebook , Food and Drink , Homs , Iran , Khaled Khalifa , Russia , Syria
M. LYNX-QUALEY: An impassioned open letter from one of Syria’s leading authors calls on Russia, China and Iran to stop supporting ‘genocide’.
Added on 12/01/2012
Syria News Wire
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SYRIA NEWS WIRE: The Arab League mission is close to collapse;physically attacked on the streets, verbally attacked by Assad. And the killing continues.
Added on 17/11/2011
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RAMZY BAROUD: The lines are thus drawn, between US-led Western camp and Russia and its own camp, which vehemently rejects a repeat of a Libyan scenario.
Added on 10/11/2011
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , Arab League , Asian Football Confederation , Assad , Bashar al-Assad , Brazil , FIFA , Football , Homs , Lebanon , Mosab Balhous , national soccer goalkeeper , President , Soccer , Syria , Syrian military , Tajikistan , United Arab Emirates , YouTube
JAMES M. DORSEY: ‘Bread and circuses’ are what the Roman emperors offered the people. ‘Bullets and soccer’ are what the Syrian regime appear to be offering today.
Added on 27/10/2011
California , Homs , Novelist , Paul Jobs , Steve Jobs , Syria
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: One of the striking revelations in the newly published biography of Steve Jobs is that he actually met his father briefly but had no further contact with him. Why?
Added on 17/10/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: Received wisdom portrays a backward, oppressive society, dominated by religious extremists and a monarchy whose main mission is self-preservation.
Added on 06/10/2011
America , Apple , Barack Obama , China , Coca cola , DOS , Herman Cain , Homs , India , Mona , Operating system , Paul Jobs , Rick Perry , Rupert Murdoch , Social Media , Steve Jobs , Syria , Taliban , United States
JUAN COLE: Both the U.S President and arguably America’s most creative entrepreneur provide proof of the value of multiculturalism.
Added on 03/10/2011
Syria News Wire
Anthony Shadid , Beirut , Homs , Iraq , Lebanon , Syria , The New York Times
NEWS FROM SYRIA: There have been a series of assassinations in Syria over the past week which have borne comparison with the sectarian vendettas that still beset neighbouring Iraq.
Added on 31/05/2011
Syria News Wire
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NEWS FROM SYRIA: Syrian forces are facing armed resistance for the first time. Will this provide the government with an opportunity to ‘divide and conquer’?
Added on 25/05/2011
Assad , Damascus , Egypt , Homs , Security services , Syria , Yemen
KHALED AKBIK: The notion that stability and security only comes if oppression is practiced is a notion I deeply disagree with.
Added on 29/03/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
AED , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , Ba’ath Party , Corruption , Damascus , Egypt , Europe , Gulf News , Hafez Al Assad , Hamas , Hizballah , Homs , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Morocco , Paranoia , President , Salah Al Bitar , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian government , Turkey , United States , Yemen
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: Should a new Syrian government have a more hedged policy towards Iran, Turkey, GCC, US and Europe, Iran would be dealt a blow.