Syria

Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

The killing of a soldier and his six-year-old son paints a chilling picture of Syria’s war

Robert Fisk’s latest report from Syria is interesting insofar as the Independent has given it minimal prominence. A reflection of the report’s authenticity as much as the Independent’s own agenda?

US closes Syrian embassy and orders diplomatic staff back to Damascus

In a move that will be seen as deliberately provocative, the new U.S. Special Envoy for Syria has announced the closure of Syria’s Washington embassy and the expulsion of its staff

Officers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad address the media in Yabroud after the Syrian Army drove out opposition forces, taking full control of the town on Sunday.

On the march with Assad’s army: Robert Fisk reports from the frontline

Although formerly a rich town, Yabroud now looks like much of Syria. Trashed, gutted, fought over, rubbled.

Assad and Hezbollah gain control of Lebanon border, choke off supply line to rebels

Forces loyal to President Assad consolidate recent gains. Includes video

Syria war: new push against Assad being planned, reports suggest

The U.S., their gulf allies and the Zionist state are reportedly planning to launch a new offensive against the ruling Syrian regime

‘Coalition of the Willing’ Promotes No Fly Zone

Franklin Lamb reports that life has almost returned to normal in the Syrian capitol. However, as the visiting Professor of International Law at Damascus University notes, that could change if efforts to impose a No Fly Zone succeed

Can Washington overthrow three governments at the same time?

The governments of Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela: if Washington succeeds with all three no sovereign government will henceforth be safe

Russia to Strengthen Mediterranean Force With ‘Stealth’ Subs

Russia to Strengthen Mediterranean Force With ‘Stealth’ Subs

Russia building-up its recently formed Mediterranean Fleet with an eye on events unfolding in Syria and the Ukraine

Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir. Click to enlarge

Report: New FSA Commander Trained in Israel

Although we can’t confirm this report it fits in with Western efforts to bring about ‘regime change’ in Damascus

Terrorist Groups in Syria Treat over 700 of Their Injured in Israeli Hospital

Jerusalem based Al Manar reports that Israel has set up a field hospital in the Golan Heights to treat wounded Syrian militants

Ukraine’s future is tied up with Syria’s – and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both

No one in the Middle East will be studying Ukraine’s violent tragedy with more fascination – and deeper concern – than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria

US Congressional officials say the idea of using drones in Syria is becoming popular in Washington. Click to enlarge

US eyeing drone strikes in Syria

Officials say the idea of launching drone strikes in Syria is gaining ground in the U.S. Congress

Lebanese soldiers secure the scene of the bombing near the Iranian cultural centre. Click to enlarge

Suicide Bombers Strike Near Iranian Cultural Centre in Beirut

At least 5 dead and more than 100 injured in a bombing that reveals the obvious absurdity of recent U.S. claims that Iran was supporting Sunni militants in Syria

McCain Explodes at Syrian Christians Who Describe Atrocities Committed By Rebels He Wants to Arm

McCain Explodes at Syrian Christians Who Describe Atrocities Committed By Rebels He Wants to Arm

Sen McCain rails against delegation visiting Washington to raise awareness over the plight of Syria’s Christian community. Forcing Sen Graham to apologies

Palestinian children take part in a rally in solidarity with Palastinian refugees trapped in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp in Jan 2014. Click to enlarge

How not to get humanitarian aid to Yarmouk and Homs

Suspicions are growing that efforts to get aid to Syria’s civilian victims are being ‘set-up’ to fail by influences emanating from Washington and Tel Aviv.

Militants Commit Massacre in Syrian Village

Western backed militants responsible for another atrocity that has received minimal media coverage in the West

Treasury’s Charge Sees Tehran Enabling al Qaeda in Syria

Is Iran REALLY supporting Al-Qaeda? Or this Wall Street Journal report intended to divert attention from the fact that Al-Qaeda’s prime sponsor in Syria is Saudi Arabia, Washington’s chief ally in the region?.

‘No direct US-Syria talks unless Kerry apologizes’ – Syrian FM

Secretary of State John Kerry’s opening remarks at the Geneva 2 summit may have riled the Syrian government delegation but they also revealed America’s real agenda

Russian-Chinese Naval Training Exercise Begins in Mediterranean

Intended to signal that both Russia AND China are prepared to act if the West ‘intervenes’ in Syria?

U.S. resumes nonlethal aid to Syrian opposition

Seen as Washington’s reward to the opposition for its participation in ongoing peace talks. Prompting one to wonder: how long before lethal aid follows? Or is it already being supplied by U.S. allies in the gulf states?