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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Visits Damascus On Unannounced Syria Trip By
(REPORT) — Long opposed to US attempts to impose regime change in Syria, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – HI) has made a trip to Syria this week, an unannounced visit which saw Gabbard spending considerable time in the capital city...
Syrian Govt Addresses Water Crisis After Rebels Contaminate Key Reservoirs By
(REPORT) — While much of the world’s population was busy celebrating winter holidays and the end of the calendar year, Syrians living in Damascus found themselves without running water. For much of the past month, Damascus residents have been in the midst of an...
Damascus: Life Returns 5 Years After NATO Destabilization Efforts By
Damascus — On prior visits to Damascus, staying in the Old City, the sound of mortars being fired from terrorist-held districts outside of the city was a constant. In recent months, the mortars on Damascus have stopped. Previously, Jebhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria),...
US Coalition Grows, Russia Opens Two New Bases In Syria By
Published in partnership with ShadowProof. Syria and Iraq _ Iraqi Prime Minister: Don’t send troops. Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi : We did not ask any country to send foreign ground troops, and we will treat any sent as a hostile act. — PM Media Office (@IraqiPMO)...
VIDEO: Syrian Airstrikes Kill 110 In Rebel-Held Area Near Damascus By
AntiWar.com— Tit-for-tat attacks in and around metro Damascus have picked up in recent days, and soared dramatically today with the Syrian military launching airstrikes against the marketplace in the rebel-held town of Douma, just outside Damascus, killing at least...
Syria To Hold Presidential Election On June 3 By
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country’s parliament speaker announced Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest, and win, as the country enters its fourth year of war. Assad, who has ruled the country since...
Activists: 63 People Die In Syria Refugee Camp By
BEIRUT (AP) — More than 60 people have died over the past months in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Syria’s capital from a lack of food and medicine, an activist group said Friday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the first...
Syria Part IV: An Obsession With Trains Takes Me To Qamishli By
During the 1990s, I had a lucrative working arrangement with a German news magazine as a photographer. And over the course of the decade, I traveled with the magazine’s correspondent throughout North Africa, the Middle East and occasionally locations beyond. My colleague...
Syria, Paradise Lost: Part III By
Before the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, the 360-kilometer highway linking the capital of Damascus with Syria’s largest city of Aleppo to the north, was the most widely traveled road in all Syria. It was also the corridor linking visitors with the country’s most...
After Syria Accepts, US Says Offer To Call Off War ‘Rhetorical’ By
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was for Syria giving up control of its chemical weapons before he was against it. Jumping on comments made by Kerry earlier in the day (see below), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov backed the idea of having the Syrian government...