Syria

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

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?

Syrian government delegation at the talks in Geneva. Click to enlarge

Unreported opening address of the Syrian delegation in Geneva

As the correspondent who sent this in noted: you won’t be reading this in the Guardian

5 Reasons to Reject Syria Torture Report as Untrue

The Western media has not only been wrong, but has lied on so many occasions in the past, that it cannot be expected to tell the truth now.

A photo of one of the alleged victims of the Syrian government's program of "systematic killing". Click to enlarge

Systematic killing evidence in Syria just tip of iceberg – aid agencies

Are they really just the “tip of the iceberg”? Or is this a repeat of the Al Ghouta story?

Syria report: One is reminded of Nazi Germany

The headline conveys an entirely different message to the article. We don’t think Fisk wrote the headline, his editors did. That tells us they want to persuade the public that something ‘must be done’ about Syria: i.e. military intervention

Russia steps up military lifeline to Syria’s Assad: sources

The U.S. was hesitant to intervene directly in the Syrian crisis because Putin is ready to back Assad all the way

Is Obama Trying to Resolve or Prolong the Conflict in Syria?

Is Obama Trying to Resolve or Prolong the Conflict in Syria?

Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett explain why it appears that the Obama administration is trying to exacerbate the Syrian crisis

Leviathan Blinks

In the light of events unfolding in Syria, analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union and Russia’s re-emergence as a global power

Volgograd Bombings Follow Saudi Threat to Attack Russia

Volgograd Bombings Follow Saudi Threat to Attack Russia

The blasts — at Volvograd station followed by another on Monday morning in a city trolley bus — follow earlier threats by Saudi Prince Bandar. Includes videos