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  Oponion: Palestinians in the Diaspora over Syria's war

Oponion: Palestinians in the Diaspora over Syria's war

 The majority of Palestinians in Syria live in 13 refugees camps, besides other clusters outside camps in Damascus like al-Tadamon, Kaboun,  Rokn al-Din, Kafr Sooseh, al- Hajar al-aswad, Yalda, al-Moadamiyeh, Jdaydet Artooz Palestinians who live in gatherings outside...

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In Syria, Rebels Without a Plan

In Syria, Rebels Without a Plan

Now that it seems unlikely the U.S. will hit Syria militarily, the rebels need a new strategy. Jamie Dettmer reports on the tough odds facing the opposition. President Obama’s acceptance of a Russian-brokered proposal to strip Syrian president Bashar al-Assad of his...

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Opinion: General Idris, Moderate figure amid armed opposition

Opinion: General Idris, Moderate figure amid armed opposition

  Brigadier General Salim Idris, Chairman of Rebels Joint Chiefs of Staff and Commander of the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), is widely considered a moderate figure within the Syria's armed opposition, besides his credibility among rebels'...

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Why Syria’s images of suffering haven’t moved us

Why Syria’s images of suffering haven’t moved us

In the  Odessa Steps scene  of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film  “Battleship Potemkin,”  a boy no more than 3 or 4 years old is shot by czarist troops. Bleeding, he falls to the ground, where he is trampled by a frantic crowd fleeing the massacre. His anguished mother...

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The PKK-KDP row steadily evaporates Kurdish hope in Syria

The PKK-KDP row steadily evaporates Kurdish hope in Syria

The fierce competition between the proxies of the two mainstream Kurdish factions in Syria’s Kurdish areas, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) may sabotage Kurds’ best opportunity to achieve self-rule within Syria in a century. The Democratic Union...

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Obama's Proposed Attack On Syria Shrinks And Shrinks

Obama's Proposed Attack On Syria Shrinks And Shrinks

The attack the U.S. is threatening Bashar Assad with for alleged chemical weapons use will now be an "unbelievably small, limited kind of effort." Is America becoming a paper tiger? When the White House's foreign policy team aren't dissembling or dithering, they can be found fudging,...

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Syria's nonviolent resistance is dying to be heard

Syria's nonviolent resistance is dying to be heard

Much of the  debate over U.S. intervention in Syria  boils down the conflict there to a clash between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and an armed rebellion in which al-Qaeda affiliates play a significant role. Typically ignored in that conversation are the voices of the...

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The Syria Vote: Why Obama Wins If He Loses

The Syria Vote: Why Obama Wins If He Loses

Sometime this week, Congress will begin voting on a resolution that would support President Obama’s proposal to launch limited strikes against the military forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as retribution for their use of chemical weapons.  Although  Washington  is...

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Who Is Ali Habib? Syria's Highest-Ranking Military Defector

Who Is Ali Habib? Syria's Highest-Ranking Military Defector

 Ali Habib is well known in Syrian society mostly because he served as the chief of staff between 2004 and 2009 (known to young draftees and hence families).    Life   General Ali Habib was born in 1939 in Safita, Tartous. He graduated...

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Can Obama Make the Case for an Attack on Syria?

Can Obama Make the Case for an Attack on Syria?

With America's credibility tarred, persuading anyone other than France and Britain will be difficult. It was perhaps the greatest "Perry Mason moment" in the history of the UN Security Council. When U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson challenged his Soviet counterpart, Valerian Zorin, to...

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The risk of taking on Syria

The risk of taking on Syria

So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what? As the Obama administration and the  U.S. military  plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once Washington crosses the threshold of...

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Attacking Syria is about saving face, not saving lives

Attacking Syria is about saving face, not saving lives

The moral outrage is all over this debate. As the West prepares to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime in retaliation for its alleged use of chemical weapons, lines of global leaders and their cheering commentators are using a superior sense of morality to justify it. Last year, Obama...

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Sooner or later Assad will fall, Readers contribution

Sooner or later Assad will fall, Readers contribution

 This contribution by our reader Mohamed Al-Masri,Zaman Alwasl to publish the article without editing or censorship.     Syria's regime represented in Bashar al-Assad had fallen long ago; it has fallen only emotionally, logically, humanly and even...

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Has Egypt killed Syria?

Has Egypt killed Syria?

In the first two weeks of Ramadan, 1,262 Syrians were killed. The news didn’t make headlines and people were not agitated. This makes us wonder if what’s happening in Cairo killed the Syrian revolution or if the latter is fading into the background like what happened with Iraq after...

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Egypt overthrown shakes Islamists in the region

Egypt overthrown shakes Islamists in the region

 The military's overthrow of Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood's fall from power in Egypt have sent Islamist parties around the region scrambling to preserve gains made in the Middle East and North Africa as a result of the Arab Spring uprisings. The stunning reversal has...

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Inching Into Syria

Inching Into Syria

In the border towns where Syrian rebels recuperate and resupply, the buzz is that the long wait for Barack Obama may be near an end. The excitement is not the result of the White House announcement on June 13 that the United States will supply light weapons to the groups seeking to...

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What Is Obama REALLY Doing in Syria?

What Is Obama REALLY Doing in Syria?

I'm in Oslo to give a seminar and a public lecture at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, and I'm looking forward to hearing how world politics looks from a Nordic perspective. I haven't been to Norway since 2009, when my visit coincided with the Norwegian Nobel Committee's surprising...

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Democratic Senator: Obama Has ‘No Articulated Strategy' on Syria

Democratic Senator: Obama Has ‘No Articulated Strategy' on Syria

Frustrated by the  muddle that is  U.S. policy in Syria, a growing cadre of hawkish Democrats are putting pressure on the White House to finally outline to the public and to Congress its objectives in the protracted 2 ½ year civil war. The latest and perhaps most outspoken Democrat...

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