Articles tagged with: Bashar Al-Assad

Laura Cesaretti
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on : Monday, 14 Apr, 2014

War-torn Education

The Syrian education system is being attacked on many fronts. The first onslaught was the loss of life and displacement of students and teachers. Those who remained in the war zones saw the destruction of schools; the classrooms that still stand are often used as barracks, or even prisons. Lessons, where possible, are cobbled together in “bunker schools” in underground concrete cells or the homes of teachers, who go to great lengths to prevent an illiterate generation. The old Syr...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Life in Limbo

For the past three years, millions of Syrians have been living in hellish conditions, either inside the country’s warzones or as refugees. But there are upwards of 15 million more inside Syria who live away from the frontlines and for whom life today is a never-ending limbo. Their primary concerns are getting to and from work without being struck by rebel mortars, detained at government checkpoints or arriving late to the office. The chain of checkpoints engulfing the country’s cities...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Assad capture of Yabroud fuels Lebanese tensions

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sectarian tensions have been reignited in Lebanon after the Syrian government announced the capture of the strategic border town of Yabroud on Sunday,...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 10 Mar, 2014

Syria: Kidnapped Nuns Released

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Thirteen Lebanese and Syrian nuns seized by Syrian rebels three months ago were released on Sunday after intense international mediation efforts invol...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Hezbollah’s Adapted Resistance

“Our intervention in Syria has confused Israel and caused it a strategic setback, because they were betting on the toppling of the regime in Syria and the weakening of the resist...

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Alex Vatanka
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on : Friday, 28 Feb, 2014

Sweet-Talking in Tehran

This week’s visit to Tehran by the Qatari foreign minister might turn out to be significant. That, at least, is what Iranian officials are claiming. In one way, it was music ...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 27 Feb, 2014

A Forgotten Revolution

It was almost exactly three years ago. The cats of Damascus were as soaked by rain as the streets they tip-toed through. On February 4, 2011, the Shuam, the Damascenes, from...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014

Syria: Assad recruiting East European mercenaries via Hezbollah

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Eastern European fighters are being recruited via Hezbollah in Lebanon to fight alongside Syrian government forces, according to sources who spoke to ...

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James Denselow
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on : Monday, 17 Feb, 2014

Geneva II: Predictable Failure, Unpredictable Consequences

Lakhdar Brahimi, the veteran Algerian diplomat, apologized to the Syrian people on Saturday following the end of the latest round of the Geneva II peace talks. Considering the ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 17 Feb, 2014

ISIS forcing Raqqa women to wed its fighters, say activists

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fear of reprisals from members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has led to an increasing number of marriages between its fighters and loc...

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