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Robert Fisk: An old hand is at work in Yemen

Yemen is not Syria. But America’s skewed comprehension of the Middle East has now produced a remarkably similar scenario It’s all about the Saudis. No matter how complex the new…

Robert Fisk: Israel’s attack on Hezbollah a case of shoot first, ask questions later

World View: An Iranian general and six Hezbollah officers have been wiped out by helicopters near the Syrian city of Quneitra. But what were they doing there, asks Robert Fisk…

UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored

ZACK ADESINA , VIVEK CHAUDHARY Monday 19 January 2015 The mother of a young British jihadist who fought with Isis in Syria has spoken of her despair at being left…

Grammar school jihadist claims Turkish police fed him Domino’s pizza in jail before handing him over to ISIS in prisoner exchange which has caused diplomatic storm

Shabazz Suleman studied at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe 19-year-old thought to have tried to cross into Syria while on holiday in Turkey He had a place at university,…

REFUGEE CRISIS : Swiss aim to expand support for Syrians

The Swiss government has tasked foreign ministry and justice ministry with working out proposals on how best to reinforce Swiss support for victims of the Syrian conflict on a long…

Syria: Paris attack price of French politics

Press tv 1/9/2015 1:15:32 PM Edited by Rasha Mohamed: Speaking to Press TV, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari said the Western support for terrorism in Syria has…

Swiss Right-wing MP calls for ban on Muslim refugees

Published: 09 Jan 2015 11:44 GMT+01:00    The politician behind the successful campaign to ban the construction of new minarets in Switzerland is now calling for a ban on certain…

Foreign jihadis change face of Syrian civil war – Fighters from overseas are an increasingly dominant – and sometimes resented – force in the fight against Bashar al-Assad

Constanze Letsch in Istanbul, Reyhanli and Kilis The Guardian, Thursday 25 December 2014 18.00 GMT Jump to comments (440) Refugees from Kobani watch the Syrian town during fighting between Isis…

Behind the Russian peace plan for Syria

Michael Young| The Daily Star Earlier this week, Khaled Khoja, the new head of the Syria opposition in exile, rejected a Russian proposal to attend talks in Moscow to end…

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: ‘Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation’

interview Conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler REUTERS Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime…

REFUGE FOR REFUGEES : Groups urge Switzerland to accept 100,000 Syrians

A Syrian boy chops scrap wood outside of his tent at a refugee camp in Lebanon (Keystone) In an open letter to the authorities, 27 organisations have urged Switzerland to…

Old diseases return as Syrian doctors warn of ‘medical disaster’

Old diseases return as Syrian doctors warn of ‘medical disaster’ In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo shows a Syrian girl weeping after receiving the measles vaccine from UNICEF nurses…

A new frontier in Syria’s civil war, but what does future hold for refugees in Lebanon?

by Robert Fisk, The Independent A new frontier in Syria’s civil war, but what does future hold for refugees in Lebanon? With Beirut restricting its borders, Robert Fisk asks if…

Father who tracked down ‘jihadi’ son in Syria returns to help other families find European volunteers

Heather Saul, The Independent A father who says he risked his own life to rescue his son from militants in Syria has been returning to the region in a bid…

Foreigners fighting the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria: who and why?

Foreigners fighting Islamic State in Syria: who and why? Reuters By Benedetta Argentieri DERIK, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While illegally crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border, Canadian Peter Douglas was adamant…

Obama Envoy John Allen: No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State

Obama Envoy John Allen: No ‘Short-Term Solutions’ for Stopping Islamic State Interview Conducted By Matthias Gebauer and Holger Stark AP/dpa Islamic State fighters parade in Mosul, Iraq in June: “When you can defeat the idea,…

Syrians on Haj, Umrah visas can stay on

The Kingdom has decided to allow Syrians to stay in the country without iqamas as long as their visit, Haj, or Umrah visas are valid, but they would have to…

Patriarch Aphram underlines importance of inter-Syrian dialogue

25/12/2014        Damascus, SANA – Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East Mar Ignatius Aphram II stressed the role of an inter-Syrian dialogue to have Syrians of different backgrounds…

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