• Iran to Take Lattakia Port

    Monday March 18th, 2019

    by Ana Press (Opposition website)

    Reports of the possibility that Iran could take control of the port of Lattakia have ramped up tensions between them and Russia, as the two countries jostle for influence in a post war Syria writes Ana Press.

  • Syrian Children Walk Towards Hope With Artificial Limbs in Turkey

    Monday March 18th, 2019

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Tens of thousands of children in Syria have lost their limbs in attacks, which has been blamed on the indiscriminate bombing by the regime writes Alsouria Net.

  • No Graves for the Dead in Damascus

    Friday March 15th, 2019

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    The cemeteries of Damascus are full to overflowing and families wishing to bury their loved ones must first make a large donation, which many can’t afford reports Alsouria Net.

  • Pedersen Considers Adopting Russian Favored Political Solution

    Friday March 15th, 2019

    by Hurriya Press

    The UN Special Envoy to Syria, Geir Pedersen, has said that he is working towards constitutional reform, rather than, a brand new constitution writes Hurriya Press.

  • The Rebuilding of Syria and Conflicting Interests

    Thursday March 14th, 2019

    by Anadolu News Agency (Turkish news agency)

    While Assad has achieved success on the ground, he now faces new battles on the diplomatic stage, which look set to be an insurmountably task writes Anadolu News Agency.

  • The OPCW and Fabrications

    Thursday March 14th, 2019

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

    The recent report by the OPCW was compiled following a suspected chemical weapons attack on Douma in eastern Ghouta, during the offensive to retake the area writes Al-Watan.

  • The Rise of Private Security

    Tuesday March 12th, 2019

    by Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Young men are signing up to join private security firms, some of which are being backed by foreign powers, and providing protection to religious pilgrims writes Al-Modon.

  • Six Problems for Assad

    Monday March 11th, 2019

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Despite Bashar al-Assad now being in control of the large majority of the country, his problems are far from over writes Alsouria Net.

  • Syria’s Ancient Aleppo Souk Poised to Regain Its Bustle

    Sunday March 10th, 2019

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

    Aleppo’s ancient souk, which previously hosted over 50 stores, was severely damaged during the fighting in 2015 writes Asharq al-Awsat.

  • Russia Curbs Maher al-Assad’s Influence

    Friday March 8th, 2019

    by Strategy Watch (Think tank)

    Maher al-Assad has favoured Iran, a position that has conflicted with his brother’s pro-Russian agenda writes Strategy Watch.

  • The Regime Punishes Prominent Assad Supporting Journalists

    Thursday March 7th, 2019

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Any criticism of the Assad regime, even from committed loyalist, is being punished in the most severe manner reports Alsouria Net.

  • France Proposes Amendments to the Constitution

    Tuesday March 5th, 2019

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

    France has reportedly reached out to Moscow to break the impasse of the constitutional committee and speed up the process of elections in Syria writes Asharq al-Awsat.

  • “Syrians Against Extremism” Campaigns Against Extremist Ideology

    Tuesday March 5th, 2019

    by Salon Syria (Independent site)

    The campaign, which was launched in 2017, is pushing back against the ideologies of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, that has taken control of large parts of northern Syria writes Salon Syria.

  • Two Refugee Brothers in Germany Set up a Courier Company

    Monday March 4th, 2019

    by Iqtissad (opposition website)

    Two Syrians from Manbij have moved from refugee status to managing an important transport company in Germany, Iqtissad, an opposition media, reports.

  • The Waking Nightmare for Women in Prison

    Thursday February 28th, 2019

    by Zaman Al Wasl (Opposition website)

    For women trapped inside Assad’s prisons, life is a hellish existence that includes appalling conditions and sexual violence writes Zaman Al Wasl.

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