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Turkish military intervention in Syria — why now?

Aug 02,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – Amer Al Sabaileh The Turkish military intervention against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and Daesh marks a new turning point in the Syrian crisis. Undeniably,…

Refugees live in fear of German far-right

A Pegida demonstration in Dresden in May. Photo: DPA Refugees live in fear of German far-right Published: 30 Jul 2015 08:11 GMT+02:00 It’s an astonishing statement for a refugee from…

Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Associated Press By KEN DILANIAN, ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is…

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative…

Syria: A Chronology of How the Civil War May End

Analysis    STRATFOR.COM JULY 29, 2015 | 09:15 GMT An explosion rocks the Syrian city of Kobani during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants on a…

Pope calls for release of priest, bishops abducted in Syria

  JUL 26, 2015 – 13:05 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria…

Humdrum at the Turkish frontier

TULU GÜMÜŞTEKIN@GumustekinTulu Published13 hours ago With the region in chaos on the one hand and the attitude of the Assad regime in Syria leading to a dangerous deadlock on the…

Daesh bans private Internet access in Syria bastion — activists

  By AFP – Jul 20,2015 – Jordan Times BEIRUT — The Daesh terror group is banning private Internet access in its Syrian bastion Raqqa, forcing residents and even its own…

Further fracturing Arab countries

Jun 17,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   by Michael Jansen The battle between Kurdish militiamen and Daesh over the strategic Syrian border town of Tel Abyan has been a crucial test for…

Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead

  JIHAD FIGHTERS Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead      JUL 17, 2015 – 15:22 One of the main destinations for jihadists from Switzerland is Syria (Keystone) A dozen…

Ramtha hospital receives more than 65 Syrian war-wounded patients over past two weeks

By JORDAN TIMES – Jul 09,2015 – AMMAN — More than 65 Syrian war-wounded patients — most of whom were injured by barrel bombs — arrived at the Ramtha Hospital…

Whoever triggered Syrian Conflict Has Made 4 Million Homeless

Syria conflict: Number of refugees passes four million Source: BBC Turkey is home to the the largest number of Syrians refugees Syria’s war Syria: The story of the conflict President…

Syria conflict: Belgium rescues 200 Aleppo Christians

Syria conflict: Belgium rescues 200 Aleppo Christians Before the war, Aleppo had one of the biggest Christian communities in the Middle East Syria’s war Some 240 people, mainly Christians, have…

UK to provide additional 100 million Pounds in aid for Syrian refugees and hosts

By JT – Jul 07,2015 – JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — The UK has announced additional £100 million in aid for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, a statement by…

Why British air strikes in Syria would be pointless

Shashank Joshi    THE GUARDIAN Michael Fallon’s suggestion would be a futile gesture in the fight against Isis, not least because of a lack of allied ground forces ‘Syrian Kurds…

The seven wars in seven Muslim countries that are fuelling Isis

  by Patrick Cockburn The aftermath of an Isis suicide bomb attack during the battle for Kobani On June 30 last year, Isis said it was establishing a caliphate in…

Consequences of underfunding the Syrian crisis

Jun 24,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – Gustavo Gonsalez At the end of 2014, a wide range of national and international partners launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) to address…

Syrian class divisions growing during civil war, helping Assad regime

MARK MACKINNON LONDON — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015 12:01AM EDT Syria is dissolving not only along sectarian lines, but also class lines, with a new…

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