• Syrian Sunni-Alawite Dialogue Forms Council to Implement Coexistence Agreement

    Monday March 25th, 2019

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

    The talks in Berlin, which were attended by 24 people, developed a ‘Code of Conduct for Syrian Coexistence’, although some criticised them for lacking political vision writes Asharq al-Awsat.

  • Prison Sentences Increased for Those Who Use Children for Begging

    Monday March 25th, 2019

    by Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    With the increase in the number of beggars on the street, the government is increasing jail time and imposing fines on those who are caught writes Al-Watan.

  • Tourists Slowly Return to Syria

    Friday March 22nd, 2019

    by Al-Watan (pro-government newspaper)

    Visitors from Arab countries have risen sharply in recent months, while tourists from European countries are also starting to explore the country writes Al-Watan.

  • Turkey Continues to Commit Crimes in Afrin

    Thursday March 21st, 2019

    by SANA (official news agency)

    Ever since they attacked the city of Afrin and the surrounding area, the Turkish regime and their mercenaries have tormented and looted from the local population writes SANA.

  • More Than 3,000 Civilians Killed by International Coalition in Syria

    Thursday March 21st, 2019

    by Syrian Network for Human Rights

    A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights has said that the International Coalition responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians, including over 900 children.

  • 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.

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