Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Home >> Opinion

Will Hezbollah join Palestinian factions in confrontation with Israel?

Will Hezbollah join Palestinian factions in confrontation with Israel?

(Al-Monitor)- On Feb. 21, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, gave a speech at the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran, during which he called for the need to unify fronts between Palestinian factions...

read more
In leaked document, the case for Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ takes another huge hit

In leaked document, the case for Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ takes another huge hit

THE MORNING PLUM: We keep hearing that President Trump will roll out the new version of his travel ban any day now. The White House delayed it earlier this week, because Trump advisers reportedly thought it could step on the good press he’d earned from his speech, thus inadvertently...

read more
What is Russia’s role in Syria and the 'post-West' world order?

What is Russia’s role in Syria and the 'post-West' world order?

(Al-Monitor)- It’s become customary not to expect much from the Syria peace conferences. The warring parties argue around same mutual claims, often stick to maximalist positions and frequently seem more interested in trying to project a sympathetic image to outside observers than in discussing...

read more
How the Oscars put Syria in the spotlight

How the Oscars put Syria in the spotlight

(Washington Post)- Sitting 7,000 miles from the fuss and frills of Sunday's Academy Awards, it was Raed Saleh, dressed in a simple T-shirt, who delivered one of the most powerful messages of the night. In a short acceptance speech — posted online after a documentary about his Syrian...

read more
Why Moscow now sees value in Syrian local councils

Why Moscow now sees value in Syrian local councils

(Al-Monitor)- The major political slogan of the Bolshevik Party leading up to the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and the uprising itself, “All Power to the Soviets!” is now relevant to Syria. The long-lasting civil war in Syria killed centralized government stone dead and caused...

read more
Has the military wing tightened its grip over Hamas?

Has the military wing tightened its grip over Hamas?

(Al-Monitor)- All Palestinians have been focused on Hamas’ internal elections, which started Feb. 3 in Gaza and ended with Yahya Sanwar at the head of Hamas’ political bureau in Gaza. Sanwar succeeds Ismail Haniyeh, who is competing to replace Khaled Meshaal as the political bureau head...

read more
Why is Jordan shifting its Syria strategy?

Why is Jordan shifting its Syria strategy?

(Al-Monitor)- There are strong signals coming from Amman that Jordan is calibrating its strategy on Syria in light of recent political and military developments. At the heart of this shift lies Jordan’s readiness to chart a more independent course in dealing with the regime of Syrian President...

read more
Newly-freed detainee Rasha Sharbaji to negotiate in Geneva

Newly-freed detainee Rasha Sharbaji to negotiate in Geneva

By Ali Eid (Zaman al-Wasl)- During a prisoner swap on the outskirts of Hama, Rasha Sharbaji from Daraya was released few days ago. Rasha spent around three years in Assad prisons. She was a mother of three children before she was detained and became mother of five. She had a twin in the...

read more
Syria's plight must not be allowed to slip from the world's conscience

Syria's plight must not be allowed to slip from the world's conscience

(The Guardian)- The focus of the plight of the Syrian people has shifted away from the apex of horror that was the suffering caused by the siege of eastern Aleppo. Now we must not let the lives of millions of people in desperate need across Syria slip from the world’s conscience. In 2016...

read more
Canada must act now to get international justice in Syria

Canada must act now to get international justice in Syria

(The Globe And Mail)- It has been nearly two months since Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces captured the besieged city of Aleppo, with support from Russia and Iran, wreaking carnage upon the civilian population and thrusting the Syrian crisis back onto the front pages of newspapers....

read more
How the Kremlin Manipulates Europe’s Refugee Crisis

How the Kremlin Manipulates Europe’s Refugee Crisis

By John R Schindler ( Observer )- None can now deny that the refugee crisis that descended on Europe over the last year has changed the continent’s political landscape. The arrival of millions of migrants, mainly from the Middle East and Africa, with the encouragement of some European...

read more
Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump’s immigration order

Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump’s immigration order

(Washington Post)- On the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28, as airport protests raged over President Trump’s executive order on immigration, the man charged with implementing the order, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, had a plan. He would issue a waiver for lawful permanent residents,...

read more
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

(The Guardian)- The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British...

read more
Why are Islamist armed groups clashing in Syria?

Why are Islamist armed groups clashing in Syria?

(Al-Jazeera)- The fresh clashes in Syria's Idlib region between a dozen important Islamist and extremist rebel movements are battles for turf and authority on the ground - but they also mirror northern Syria's ever-changing complexities, as local, regional and international actors change...

read more
Trump's big mistake on Syria refugees

Trump's big mistake on Syria refugees

(CNN)- On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively suspends the entry of Syrian refugees into the United States indefinitely. As he signed the order, President Trump said that this was "to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States." Full text...

read more
Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl

Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl

(New York Times)- On April 30, 1941, a Jewish man here in Amsterdam wrote a desperate letter to an American friend, pleading for help emigrating to the United States. “U.S.A. is the only country we could go to,” he wrote. “It is for the sake of the children mainly.” A...

read more
Why Ahrar Al Sham will soon rip itself into pieces

Why Ahrar Al Sham will soon rip itself into pieces

By Hassan Hassan (The National)- Peace talks between representatives of the Syrian regime and the rebels are scheduled to take place today in Astana, the Kazakh capital. These Russian-sponsored talks were made possible by the expulsion of the rebels from eastern Aleppo on December 23....

read more
Millions displaced and 500,000 dead – will new peace talks end Syria’s agony?

Millions displaced and 500,000 dead – will new peace talks end Syria’s agony?

(The Guardian)- Key parties in Syria’s brutal civil war, now stretching towards the end of its sixth year, will meet in the Kazakh capital of Astana this week for a new round of peace talks. Organised by Russia and Turkey, and backed by Iran, these are the latest in many attempts to...

read more
X :Latest News
Driver kills nine, injures 16 plowing van onto Toronto sidewalk: police      Salah: Roma rescue, to Liverpool revival      Rebels kill 23 troops in northeast Homs      Senior Houthi official killed in coalition air raid last week: Houthi report      Syria security chief refuses to appear in Lebanon court      Dozens killed in regime assault on Yarmouk camp: monitor      PYD allows 50 displaced families to return back home in Hasaka      Daesh threatens Iraq polling stations ahead of vote