Articles tagged with: news

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 31 Aug, 2012

Damascus and Idlib Suffer

The deadlock in Syria has continued for another week with no signs of an end in sight amidst reports of new massacres, faltering attempts to deal with an acute refugee crisis, and discord at the UN and amongst regional states. Throughout the conflict in Syria, much of the media’s attention has been focused on events outside the country, in the rarefied world of international diplomacy and summitry because of the difficulty in reporting on events on the ground. This week has been no excepti...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 30 Aug, 2012

Morsi Denounces Assad Government

Despite Iranian claims that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference in Tehran this week demonstrates global solidarity with Iran in the face of attempts to isolate it, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s cautious actions demonstrate that regional divisions and disagreements will likely endure, and that any Egyptian-Iranian reconciliation is still a long way off. Iranian leaders had hoped to use the summit to highlight American and UN pressure on what it claims is its peaceful nuclear ene...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 24 Aug, 2012

Battles Rage in Aleppo and Damascus

Fighting between Syrian government forces and the rebels has continued in Damascus and Aleppo this week, with the Syrian army and air force continuing their long-range bombing and ...

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Bryan R. Gibson
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on : Thursday, 9 Aug, 2012

The Sinai Tightrope

On Sunday 5 August, a group of masked gunmen attacked an Egyptian Army checkpoint near the Egypt-Israel border, killing at least fifteen soldiers. During the attack, the gunmen sei...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012

The Fall of Beit Assad

In 2009, while in Damascus reporting on the Iraqi refugee crisis, I stumbled upon an inspiring quest to restore Beit Farhi, the ancestral home of the Farhi clan, one of the most in...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012

Smoke Fails to Clear in Damascus

Details are still sketchy today following yesterday’s news that an explosion in Syria’s national security headquarters in Damascus had killed or injured several high-ranking of...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012

Syrian Assassinations

The reported assassination of both the Syrian Defense Minister, General Daoud Rajha, and President Assad’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat, is the most significant event of Syria...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2012

Shared Values

The lynchpin of America’s military empire is its alliance network. In exchange for the use of their air corridors and sea lanes, the US military will shower upon partner stat...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 13 Jul, 2012

Taramseh Killings Increase Pressure

Syria’s civil war entered a new and deadly phase this week, with reports of the largest massacre in the country since the uprising began, the defection of a senior Syrian diplom...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 12 Jul, 2012

Morsi Makes First Foreign Visit to Saudi

The new President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has chosen Saudi Arabia as the destination for his first foreign trip since taking office. The President arrived in Jeddah on Wednes...

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