Monday August 20, 2018 14:13

  • Syrian criticism of 'fake hero' Ahed Tamimi only empowers our oppressors

    August 20, 2018

    by Loubna Mrie – Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    An interview on a pro-government radio station with Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has caused controversy writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed
  • Syria Will Take Back the Golan and the Sanjak of Alexandretta

    August 15, 2018

    by Mohamed Sayed Ahmed - Tishreen (pro-government newspaper)

    Both the Golan Heights and the Sanjak of Alexandretta have historically been Syrian lands writes Tishreen
  • The Battle for Idleb Has Begun

    August 14, 2018

    by Mustafa al-Mekdad - Al-Thawra (pro-government newspaper)

    Government forces are moving north to retake Idleb in accordance with the Astana agreement writes Al-Thawra
  • Damascus and the Kurds: Mutual Delusions

    August 6, 2018

    by Ibrahim Hamidi - Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    It was hoped that the visit by the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Council to Damascus would be able to find commonality between to two sides writes Asharq al-Awsat
  • The Fate of Syria’s Druze

    July 31, 2018

    by Eyad Abu Shaqra - Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    Syria's Druze community have tried to remain neutral during the Syrian war, but local events could force their hand writes Asharq al-Awsat.
  • Syria: The Revolution Betrayed

    July 30, 2018

    by Wael al Sawah - Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    The hopes that the uprising sowed have been betrayed by the treachery of people both in and outside the country writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed
  • The International Community’s Resignation in Syria

    July 27, 2018

    by Bashir al-Bakr - Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    The evacuation of the White Helmets is being used to whitewash the image of Israel writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed
  • Assad’s Prisons Are Flooded With the Dead

    July 20, 2018

    by Ghazi Dahman - Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    Since the start of the war, thousands of Syrians have been murdered in regime prisons writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed
  • They Are Laughing at Syria, Not With It

    July 19, 2018

    by Bassel al-Awdat - Geroun (opposition news agency)

    While the regime may believe that it has the support of other nations, it is being mocked behind its back writes Geroun
  • Syria Stands, With or Without Iran

    July 16, 2018

    by Firas Aziz Deeb - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Ali Akbar Velayati is not right to say that, if not for Iran, Syria would have fallen writes Al-Watan
  • What’s Behind the Idea of the Syrian Regime’s Victory?

    July 13, 2018

    by Fayez Sara - Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    The cries of a Syrian victory have grown louder after the capture of southern Syria writes Asharq al-Awsat
  • Is This Better Late Than Never for Syria?

    July 12, 2018

    by Sawsan Jamil Hassan - Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (London-based, Pan-Arab newspaper)

    A document that was prepared by Syrian intellectual and political figures could hold the key to Syria's future writes Al-Araby Al-Jadeed
  • The Syrian ‘Deal of the Century’

    July 12, 2018

    by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed - Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    All eyes are on Helsinki and the upcoming summit between Trump and Putin writes Asharq al-Awsat
  • The Daraa Bargain

    July 9, 2018

    by Bashir al-Bakr - Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    Daraa is facing the same fate as Aleppo and Ghouta writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed
  • Rami Makhlouf’s Prophesy

    July 6, 2018

    by Hazem Al-Amin - Al-Hayat (Pan-Arab, London-based newspaper)

    The agreement made between the interested parties, has ensured that no-one is losing out during the government's assault on Darra, apart from the opposition factions writes Al-Hayat
  • Local Elections May Bring the Enemies Together

    July 4, 2018

    by Samer Ali Dahi - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Once the Syrian army has recaptured Daraa, the election of local administrators could quickly follow writes Al-Watan
  • When Bashar Al-Assad Exposes President Trump and Friends of Syria

    June 29, 2018

    by Wael Sawah - Geroun (Opposition website)

    As the assault on Daraa by regime forces steps up, the Americans continue to sit back, leaving the opposition to their fate writes Geroun
  • The Kurds Are Changing Their Alliances

    June 27, 2018

    by Abdel Moneim Ali Issa - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    With the Manbij agreement and the possible withdrawal of the Americans, the Kurds start to look at a possible alliance with the Syrian government writes Al-Watan
  • The Return of IDPs Is Complementary to Syria's Victory

    June 26, 2018

    by Rifat al-Badawi – by Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    While military victories on the ground are part of the struggle, the real victory will be the return of refugees and a unified Syrian society writes Al-Watan
  • The Constitution Debate: Damascus, Open City

    June 22, 2018

    by Eyad al-Jaafari - Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Interested parties from all sides are meeting in Geneva to discuss a new Syrian constitution, which the Russians hope will work in their favour writes Al-Modon


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