What awaits Syria?

Dec 19,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI No amount of Vienna meetings or Geneva communiqués can stop the war in Syria unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed. A new round of negotiations took place in New York this week, but it did not tackle the conundrum of […]

Sobriety can save the day

Nov 28,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – MUSA KEILANI   The shooting of a Russian warplane by Turkey galvanised public opinion attention in our region. Some financial analysts compared it to the events, 100 years ago, of the summer of 1914, when Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the city […]

Syrian refugees in Brazil

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh Published — Sunday 18 October 2015 ARABNEWS.COM IT isn’t a very well-known fact but Brazil has been taking in Syrian refugees since 2013 when the Brazilian government decided to issue them special visas that gave them refugee status in the country. In September, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced […]

Which superpower will win the battle of hypocrisy? The 125,000 civilian casualties of the two Chechen wars elicited far less passion in the West than the fatalities in Syria

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Strange, isn’t it, how every time we have a “crisis” in the Middle East, the Russians step in to take advantage of it? Or so it looks. No sooner have we identified Isis/the Islamic Caliphate/Daesh as the most apocalyptic, end-of-the-world antagonist since Hitler/Napoleon/Nero/Genghis Khan, than […]

Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack in Syria

August 31, 2013 Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack by Dale Gavlak and Yahya Abaneh GHOUTA, Syria – As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit. Interviews with people […]