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Eastern Ghouta’s Misery

Will Todman Nov 8, 2017     Just a day after the first aid convoy reached the besieged towns of Saqba and Kafr Batna in over a year, shelling slammed into a kindergarten in the rebel enclave. Ten people were killed,…

Facebook pages and the Syrian Uprising

Towards the end of January/early February, 2011, several Facebook pages are created calling for a national day of protest. Most identify February 5th as D-day. مواعيد تحركات يوم الغضب السوري نحو حراك شعبي في سورية –…

Syrian MP calls for review of harsh emergency laws

Omar Imady Feb 23, 2018 Damascus // During a routine session of the Syrian parliament recently, something unexpected happened – a member proposed that harsh emergency laws be reviewed. Abdul Karim al Sayed, an…

Children Arrested in Daraa

Omar Imady Mar 6, 2018 In the southern city of Daraa, young boys were arrested for writing the slogan “the people want to overthrow the regime” on the wall of their school. Fifteen schoolchildren were arrested, and…

The green buses and the new Syrian map

Ola Rifai Apr 4, 2018 So the horrendous episode in Eastern Ghouta have reached an end. After a month-long brutal assault that killed 1600 civilians and devastated the enclave, rebels were evacuated with their families…

FIFA World Cup 2018 and the demising Arab nationalism

Ola Rifai Jul 1, 2018 It was June 2nd, 1978 when the Tunisian football team accomplished a historical win over the Mexicans 3-1 in Argentina during the FIFA World Cup. The victory was the first for an Arab team and was…

Imprisoned Tahama Marouf goes on a hunger strike

Omar Imady Feb 18, 2018   Tehama Marouf (an Alawite dentist arrested on the charge of belonging to the opposition Communist Labor Party), began a hunger strike on February 18, 2011 against inhuman prison conditions.…

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