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The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Those still trapped in Yarmouk and elsewhere continue their descent into the abyss. …

Assad and Khomeini Are Keeping Their Word. Will Obama Keep His?

If the White House truly wants to normalize relations with Iran and with Syria as it claims, it needs to do a lot better.…

Syrian Crisis: Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab in Key Fighting Roles

Syrian Crisis: Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab in Key Fighting Roles

As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, more jihadists arrive and more militia are being formed across the political and religious spectrum.…

How NOT to Get Aid to Besieged Areas in Syria

Al Nebek, SYRIA — Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of…

Syria: A Faux ‘Humanitarian Pause’ in Homs?

El Nubek, SYRIA — As two delegations, one representing the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Bashar Assad and the other claiming to represent the popular opposition that…

Syria: Lifting the Siege of Yarmouk, One Food Parcel and One Polio Vaccination at a Time

Humanitarian assistance has begun to trickle into Yarmouk refugee camp, which is still under siege by the Syrian government.…

Syria: The Siege of Yarmouk

This siege Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria has been ongoing since July 2013, and it has become viciously lethal.…

A Palestinian-Hezbollah War in Lebanon?

Tensions are being stoked between Palestinians and Hezbollah in Lebanon as sectarian civil war engulfs others in the region.…

Will Lebanon survive 2014? Should it?

BEIRUT — Another week, another terrorist bombing. It’s beginning to look a lot like that here in Lebanon these days. Another apparent suicide bomber detonated a car rigged with explosives…

Privacy Rights: Is Anything Left?

Privacy Rights: Is Anything Left?

The answer to this question is being pondered across America in light to the two seeming mutually contradictory US Federal Court decisions handed down this month from Courts in Washington,…

UNRWA’s Bitter Winter Solstice…and Now Alan Dershowitz!

UNRWA’s Bitter Winter Solstice…and Now Alan Dershowitz!

Adding to UNWRA’s myriad problems is the Alan Dershowitz's decision to retire after 46 years on the job at the Harvard Law School.…

Will Les Clintons Scuttle US-Iran Rapprochement?

Will Les Clintons Scuttle US-Iran Rapprochement?

The Clintons will scuttle US-Iran rapprochement if they can, and in league with the US Zionist lobby, they well might.…

Syria: Bibi and Bandar Badger Obama to Support the Islamic Front

Syria: Bibi and Bandar Badger Obama to Support the Islamic Front

The “best friends of America” want the Obama administration to sign onto a scheme to oust the Syrian government by funding, arming, and training the Islamic Front.…

Salafist Crimes Against Islam in Syria

Salafist Crimes Against Islam in Syria

Reports from across Syria lay bare massive crimes being perpetrated against the Syrian people in the name of Islam from areas under Salafist control.…

Inside Emergency Damascene Shelters

This brief update is not focused on the ever deteriorating grave conditions of Palestinians and Syrians displaced and often trapped inside dangerous areas on Damascus, where this observer had been…

Lebanon: Why Focus on Scholarships for Ain al Hilweh Refugee Camp? Because It Exists

Ain al Helweh has the highest school dropout rates, the highest rates of shootings and domestic violence, the highest rates of selling body parts to survive, and its future will…

Palestinian College Students in Lebanon: Vowing to Aid Their Countrymen Fleeing Syria

Palestinian College Students in Lebanon: Vowing to Aid Their Countrymen Fleeing Syria

The Syrian conflict continues pushing Palestinian refugees from that beleaguered country’s ten official and three unofficial Palestinian camps, forcing the majority to flee to Lebanon.…

White House Expected to Ease Sanctions Targeting Syria

White House Expected to Ease Sanctions Targeting Syria

Additional easing of Syrian sanctions is expected by mid-November, according to staff at the US Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Asset Control (OFAC).…

Peres Suffering from Portnoy’s Complaint?

Peres Suffering from Portnoy’s Complaint?

Peres has to say things that are beginning to sound hollow after six decades of Zionist theft and colonization.…

François Hollande’s Missteps Put France on Levant Sidelines

In modern times, France has done far better diplomatically when it has advocated against impetuous military involvement in the internal affairs of other countries. …

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