This is a rare moment in Mrs. Clinton's otherwise commendable stewardship of America's foreign policy where her credibility is fast eroding since her position on Syria defies logic and reason. It has raised troublesome questions by many in the Middle East who cannot fathom what is driving her to stay soft on Assad.
Three major human-rights groups express separate concerns about the Syrian regime's crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. The groups say the international community should hold the Syrian leadership accountable.
Voyages to Antiquityhas merged its last three cruises of the season into two. On its Nov. 8 departure, the line has replaced visits to Tartous and Latakia in Syria with an extended spell in the Red Sea, during which passengers will spend two days exploring Israel from Eilat…
Fresh water not always provided, some children got poisoning from drinking unfiltered water. Refugees have been having the same meals on a daily basis for weeks, which is not the best way for maintaining a strong immune system, diarrhea and other stomach problems are common.
Turkish authorities have so far resisted offers of help by organizations other than the International Red Cross and Red Crescent. Very few independent observers have been allowed access to these refugee camps, the 20-minute visit by Angelina Jolie notwithstanding.
Damascus / Al-Tall / July 6: protesters capture the spirit of the times by chanting: “With Bashar, there is no dialog”
An Example of the lies perpetrated by Assads’ Dounia TV / July 5: a report on the Qatari revolution based on a fake Facebook Page, accusing American troops of opening fire on a bus-load of nurses killing few, among other such lies. This is not a joke. This is reported as serious breaking news on Dounia TV. This is the type of reportage that most Assad troops are exposed to exclusively while they are in service.