Saturday June 23, 2018 15:01

  • 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
  • Problems of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva

    June 20, 2018

    by Nader al-Omari - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    It is looking hopeful that progress will be made in Geneva, but the obstacles in the way are many and varied writes Al-Watan
  • The Dreams of Syrian Kurds Evaporate… as Usual

    June 12, 2018

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

    Syrian Kurds are facing uncertainty with the possible withdrawal of US forces and the new “roadmap” deal for the city of Manbij writes Wael Sawah
  • The Condition of Iran’s Withdrawal for Assad to Stay

    June 7, 2018

    by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed – Asharq al-Awsat

    The Iranians will not be taking part in the upcoming assault on Daraa writes Asharq al-Awsat
  • Comment - Russia and the US Occupation

    May 31, 2018

    by Maysoun Youssef - Al Watan (Pro-government newspaper)

    The US occupation of Syria is illegal and a threat to Syrian sovereignty writes Al Watan
  • Has the Zionist Entity Neared Its End in Its 70th Year?

    May 17, 2018

    by Youssef Jad al-Haqq - Al-Watan

    The 70th year of the Zionist entity could mark the final days of its existence writes Al Watan
  • Comment: Could the Iran Deal's Collapse Be Good News for Syrians?

    May 16, 2018

    by Sam hamad – The New Arab (London-based pan-Arab Newspaper)

    What's bad for the Iranians could be good for the Syrians write The New Arab
  • Opinion: Will There Be a War With Israel?

    May 9, 2018

    by Mohamed Nadir al-Omari in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Mohamed Nadir al-Omari explores the increasingly bellicose rhetoric coming out of Israel
  • Opinion: From Douma to The Hague

    April 26, 2018

    by Maysoun Youssef in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    In loyalist Al-Watan, Maysoun Youssef argues that Western nations should listen to the testimony of Syrian child Hassan Diab
  • Opinion: Airstrikes to Curb Russia

    April 16, 2018

    by Ammar Dioub in Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    The Western strikes on Syria have shown Russia, Iran and the regime there is no true victory ahead of them, Ammar Dioub writes
  • Appeal: Where are Samira, Razan, Wael and Nazim?

    April 12, 2018

    by The Syrian Observer

    The families and friends of four kidnapped by Jaish al-Islam make a fresh call for help as the group exits Douma
  • Opinion: Turkey’s Options After Afrin

    March 15, 2018

    by Anas Wahib al-Kurdi in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing in Al-Watan, Anas Wahib al-Kurdi details the options Turkey now faces to realize its vision in northern Syria
  • Opinion: He Who Knocks on the Door Hears the Answer

    March 6, 2018

    by Bouthaina Shaaban in Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Writing in Al-Watan, one of Assad's top aides dissects the escalating rhetoric over nuclear weapons seen in the Western media
  • Opinion: Can We Compare the Rebel Shelling to Assad's Bombardment?

    February 23, 2018

    by Wael Sawah for The Syrian Observer

    The shelling of Damascus by opposition militants should not be seen as a justification for Assad's leveling of Eastern Ghouta, Wael Sawah writes
  • Opinion: Wooden Coffins in Waiting!

    February 19, 2018

    by Mohamad Abdo al-Ibrahim for The Syria Times (pro-government website)

    Loyalist website calls for the blood of American forces after Rex Tillerson's comments to the anti-ISIS coalition in Kuwait city
  • Opinion: The Age of Revelry is Over

    February 13, 2018

    by Turki Saqr for Al-Bilad Press (pro-government website)

    Turki Saqr writes that Syria's recent downing of a jet heralds a new phase in resisting Israeli aggression
  • Opinion: Trump Neglects Syria in State of the Union Address

    February 5, 2018

    by Wael Sawah for Al-Hayat (London-based, pan-Arab newspaper)

    Instead of using the opportunity to address U.S. goals for peace, Trump's speech was used to threaten and frighten those who are most vulnerable, Wael Sawah writes
  • Anger in Damascus Over Sochi's Closing Statement

    February 2, 2018

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

    The official Syrian media's distortion of the conference's closing statement is evidence of its discontent, Ibrahim Hamidi writes
  • Opinion: Beyond Imperialism!

    January 23, 2018

    by Bouthaina Shaaban for Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Political advisor to the Syrian president writes that U.S. economic strength is based primarily on the creation of perpetual war
  • Opinion: The More Concessions Assad is Offered the Stiffer He Will Become

    December 18, 2017

    by Wael Sawah for The Syrian Observer

    Expecting the Assad regime to reciprocate the opposition's compromises will not improve Syria's chances at a peaceful and dignified future


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