Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Homs, Syria after five years of war

Drone video footage shows there’s no life left in Syria’s third largest city

Syrian-American composer who plays for peace

A symphony for Syria reminds me of Sarajevo and the hope that cosmopolitan tolerance will survive

Bashar al-Assad stonewalls Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose gets in a theater of the absurd debate with Assad and loses

Activists in Raqqa exposing the Islamic State

We owe a great debt to the people documenting the devastation around them

Were the Turks behind the sarin gas attacks in Syria?

Obama publicly blamed Assad but Seymour Hersh contends Erdoğan was trying to force an attack

Dead, but right, in Beirut

Hezbollah can’t kill everyone in Lebanon who believes it should give up its weapons

The Yugoslav war reappears in Syria

War never ends: it breeds skills that just get applied to perpetrating bad deeds later on

Car bomb in Beirut, invisible map revealed

Even in peacetime, every Beiruti knows which sect ‘owns’ each district

New York Times op-ed on Syria is wrong about the Obama doctrine

How not to make the case for US intervention in Syria

In Syria, the sectarian atrocities will commence shortly

Atrocities are tactical, deployed to shore up loyalty. Moments like this are when they are used

The Syrian gun market as horoscope

New York Times reporter C. J. Chivers says weapons are expensive so bad things lie ahead

Syria, citizen journalism and the New York Times

The paper of record embraces citizen journalism at last

A ride through war-torn Homs

It looks a lot like downtown Beirut after the civil war in the 1970s

Looking at the war in Syria

Unlike Gaddafi, Assad has international allies who will protect him so this is likely to get worse

Did Bashar al-Assad pay for this photo?

In 2008, French President Nicolas Sarkozy brought Bashar al-Assad in from the cold. Why?

Al Jazeera goes undercover in Syria

Al Jazeera has become the essential media; even US networks that demonize it rely on its video feed

Why is it so hard to get word out of Syria?

Homs is bad enough but what is happening right now in Aleppo, in Suweida, in Deir ez-Zur?

Caught in the middle of a firefight in Syria

A terrifyingly close view of what it means to fight an irregular war in the middle of a city

What is going on with the Arab League?

They actually did something. Sanctions on Syria won’t work, but it’s a miracle all the same

Syria jumps the shark

Syrian TV says Al Jazeera is building movie sets of Syrian cities to film fake rebel victories

The CIA history in Syria

Americans might forget but the Syrians surely remember