Thursday October 18, 2018 03:39

  • Assad Sits Down With for First Interview With Gulf Newspaper

    October 4, 2018

    by Sabah Mohamad — Al-Shahed (Kuwaiti daily)

    For the first time since the war in Syria began, President Assad has spoken with a journalist from a Kuwait daily newspaper.
  • Russia Has Succeeded While the Friends of the Syrian People Have Failed

    October 2, 2018

    by Emaddeen al-Khateeb - Ana Press

    Russia's intervention in Syria has come out on top, after the backers of the revolution have fallen by the wayside writes Ana Press.
  • The Idleb Deal Will Not Be Implemented

    September 27, 2018

    by Mahmoud al-Salah - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    With the refusal of the terrorist groups in Idleb to hand over their weapons and withdraw, a military assault on the area looks inevitable writes Al-Watan.
  • Trusting the Wolf

    September 25, 2018

    by Bassel Oudat - Geiroon (opposition news agency)

    After a string of broken Russian promises, the Syrian opposition view anything that Russia says with a wary scepticism writes Geiroon.
  • Iranian-Gulf Relations and the Syrian Crisis

    September 24, 2018

    by Bassam Barbandi - Al-Arabiya website

    Iran's relationship with Syria has pushed the country down a particular path, but it is still possible to change course writes Al-Arabiya.
  • Confusion Surrounds the Downing of a Russian Plane

    September 20, 2018

    by Mashari Al-Zthaydi - Asharq al-Awsat (London-based, pan-Arab daily)

    Accusations have been made on all sides after a Russian plane was shot down by Assad's forces, killing 15 Russian soldiers writes Asharq al-Awsat.
  • Idleb: The Last Battle for Western Countries and the Start of Their Own Crisis

    September 19, 2018

    by Mohamed Nader - Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    As the war in Syria draws to a close, international players are looking to secure influence in the country's future writes Al-Watan.
  • America’s Immorality Will Not Stop Idleb From Being Retaken

    September 14, 2018

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

    Despite the threats made by the US and their supporters, Syria will continue with its plans to retake Idleb writes Al-Watan.
  • Kerry Lays Bear Assad's Concessions in His Latest Book

    September 9, 2018

    by Ma’an al-Beyar- Al-Araby al-Jadeed (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    In his soon to be released memoirs, former Secretary of State, John Kerry, talks about Assad's offer to the Israelis for the return of the Golan Heights writes Al-Araby al-Jadeed.
  • Our Partner in War Is Our Partner in Reconstruction

    September 6, 2018

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

    Those that have fought with Syria will be welcome to the opportunities that reconstruction will bring, while those that fought against Syria will be shut out writes Al-Watan.
  • Raid on the Mezzeh Airbase

    September 4, 2018

    by Hazem al-Amin - Al-Hayat (London-based pan-Arab newspaper)

    The recent attack on the Mezzeh military airbase reveals the interplay between nations and their influence in the region writes Al-Hayat.
  • When the Battle for Idleb Begins, the Militants Will Find No Place to Hide!

    August 23, 2018

    by Damascus Now (pro-government site)

    The Syrian army has already begun to move forces and heavy machinery to northwestern Syria writes Damascus Now
  • 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
  • Syrian Refugees Cannot Be Forcibly Returned

    August 16, 2018

    by Wael Sawah - The Syrian Observer

    There are increasing reports of Syrian refugees being forcibly returned to Syria, despite the dangers that await them writes The Syrian Observer
  • 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

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