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Timeline of the Syrian Civil War

Originally posted on The Wired Wayfarer:
The Syrian Civil War is a complex and ongoing conflict that began in March 2011. The following is a brief timeline of some of the key events that have occurred during the war: March 2011: Protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad begin in the southern city of…

The forgotten Syria

With the war in Ukraine, it looks like the press has no attention any more to another country, located on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Asia, where Russia also provided a lot of atrocities. Syria has become oblivious. In 1970 Syria came under the authoritarian rule of Alawite Pres. Hafez al-Assad,Continue reading “The forgotten Syria”

The Telegraph Frontpage Christmas-day 2022 December 25

Merry Christmas to all our readers. Before you start your celebrations, we have the Royal family’s Christmas Eve observance at the Abbey, and a vow by their President that Ukrainians will create a Christmas ‘miracle’ of survival and defiance. Headlines: Today’s essential news Defiant message | Ukraine’s survival shows its people are making their ownContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage Christmas-day 2022 December 25”

The Telegraph Frontpage for Saturday 2022 December 24

By Sam Hall Good evening. Getting home for Christmas – whether by plane, train or automobile – has rarely been so challenging. We have the latest as Border Force officers go on strike, amid warnings that industrial action at our airports could go on for six months. Paris | A 69-year-old gunman opened fire atContinue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for Saturday 2022 December 24”

Sentenced for teaching children in their mother tongue

There are around 12 million Kurds in Iran — about 17 per cent of the population. The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran violates the civil, political and social rights of the Kurdish people by detaining Kurdish citizens, and has continued to do so. While Kurdish culture, such as dress and music, is allowedContinue reading “Sentenced for teaching children in their mother tongue”

Propaganda war and ISIS

Map of the Muslim Population by Percentage in the World (Photo credit: Wikipedia) All places with connection to Christian culture, like St. Elian’s tomb, the monastery around it (Mar Elian Monastery), an ancient structure located just outside a Syrian town captured by the group earlier this month, got bulldozed down. What began as demonstrations against theContinue reading “Propaganda war and ISIS”

Do Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, ISIS and ISIL belong to true Islam

President Barack Obama channeled George W. Bush.  The former has assembled a grand coalition to fight a new Middle Eastern war.  According to Forbes only President Obama acted without legal authority and stuck the U.S. with most of the work. President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of theContinue reading “Do Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, ISIS and ISIL belong to true Islam”