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When the battle for Idlib is over, where will the fighters who have sworn never to surrender go next?
The Syrian army was trained to fight in hills – for the final battle for Israeli-occupied Golan, rather than the final battle for Nusrah-held Idlib. Golan is presumably still to come
Wars are dodgy things to predict. And the ...
How you will be affected by the new Egyptian cybercrime law: A guide
Reem Elmasry ريم المصري
You’re hanging out on the street and you see a famous actor riding a car with a senior government official. You take out your phone, snap a photo of them and post it online.
A news media website picks up your photo, publishes a story on their ...
Bolton calls on Al-Qaeda to stage more chemical attacks in Syria
In a move that was entirely predictable, the US administration is once again threatening to bomb Syria if there is a “chemical weapons attack”.
This was entirely predictable because that chemical attack script has been read out, with ...
The "Mother of all wars"
- Abdelbari Atwan عبد الباري عطوان
Iran does not want a fight, but Trump and Netanyahu have other ideas
Repeated threats by Iranian ...
Daraa, Syria: between hellfire and a closed border
- Sadik Abdul Rahman صادق عبد الرحمن
A war of this scale in Syria’s southern Hawran region—the volcanic plateau extending from ...
The Kurds have lost the chance to decide their fate: only Damascus can save them
- Elijah J. Magnier ايليا ج مغناير
Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria “very soon” and to deliver ...
Syria imposes new rules of engagement on Israel
- Sayed 7asan سيد حسن
On Thursday 10th May 2018, an unprecedented exchange of strikes happened between Israel and Syria. The ...
Emails reveal White Helmets tried to lobby ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters
Emails have emerged revealing how the controversial Syrian activist group the White Helmets tried to ...
Syria, Iran and ‘chaos in international relations’
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Any meaningful political resolution to the turmoil in the Middle East now seems more elusive than ever
The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack
- Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk visits the Syria clinic at the centre of a global crisis