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No Amos Gilad: Syria is not dying


Posted on July 1, 2015

Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad, 64, head of Israel military propaganda wing boasted during a recent military conference:

Syria has disappeared, Syria is dying. 585 more words

War On Syria

Defeating ISIL Requires US Leadership Now!

Edward M. Gabriel (Ambassador to Morocco, 1997-2001)


I have written here before on Syria and radicalism in the Levant—once in September of 2013, and… 814 more words

Foreign Policy

Qatayef - Asafiri

Kunaffa, Qatayef, Baklava, Luqmat al Qadi and Mahalabia are just a few of my favourite Ramadhan desserts! but out of all those heavenly delights; Qatayef Asafiri make a come back almost every night in our house! 318 more words


I do not know what made me think of it today but I suddenly had a memory of Cairo and other places in the Middle East where I served at a time when I was Consul Pasha. 1,262 more words

ISIS Base, Brigade 93, Captured By Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) Outside Islamic State Stronghold Raqqa

Al Jazeera — Key military base was ISIL’s first line of defence north of its Raqqa stronghold in northern Syria.

Kurdish fighters and their allies have captured an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) military base that is the first defence line north of ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria. 59 more words


sykes-picot is the only game in town

Every school kid in the Arab Middle East has been raised on cursing the Sykes-Picot agreement as the ultimate perfidy and betrayal by the old colonial powers. 893 more words


Ex-inmates regret destruction of notorious Syrian prison

June 01, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — For decades, the mere mention of Tadmur Prison was enough to send chills down a Syrian’s spine.

The notorious facility in the desert of central Syria was where thousands of dissidents were reported to have been beaten, humiliated and systematically tortured for opposing the Assad family’s rule. 1,131 more words

Islamic History