War in Syria
Second round of the Geneva II is completed
The second round of talks between the delegations of the Syrian opposition and the government has been officially completed. It is expected that in the near future the UN special envoy on Syria, …
A duel to the death between the Sunni and Shiite crescents
Thanks to Russia' active foreign policy steps a threat of direct military intervention by the U.S. and its allies in Syria's internal affairs was prevented, but this in no way means the release of pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad by external forces. The Western countries discriminatory financial and economic sanctions against Damascus continue, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey do not give up support from the Syrian armed opposition and the so-called volunteer Islamists...
Syria as a field of conflict between Qatar and Saudi Arabia
The Persian Gulf states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE and Oman are often combined under this name. Sometimes, these states are also called "Arabian" or "oil monarchies." They themselves prefer the term "Gulf States", and for them (as for all the Arabs) that Gulf is Arab, not Persian...
Close to a humanitarian catastrophe
The opposition in Syria has been going on for more than two years. During this period, the country has suffered huge losses, both human and material. According to the UN’s estimates, more than a hundred thousand people were killed, about two million fled to neighboring countries. The situation of civilians - if one can call so the population of the country where there is a fierce confrontation of “all against all” - is getting worse...
Syria and the spread of al-Qaeda cells
Let us talk about what is commonly called "al-Qaeda in Syria"...
"Storm" for Ban Ki-moon
On Monday a report of the UN experts who confirmed the fact of chemical weapons use in a suburb of Damascus on August 21 was finally made public. However, the report left more questions than answers...
The same children filmed as chemical attack victims - Mother Agnes
"Who are those children? We want to know the truth," Mother Agnes says.
Hopes for an objective report of the UN inspectors on Syria failed
The United Nations will publish special report on the investigation of chemical attack in Syria on Monday. Even before the publication a number of media began speculating that the UN experts may lay the blame for this attack on government troops...
Russia convinced Assad to give up chemical weapons
It should be noted that Russia with great difficulty managed to convince the Syrian leadership to give up chemical weapons, as it makes the country practically defenseless against possible aggression from Israel, which has long had not only chemical but also nuclear weapons...
Gas attack in Syria was organized by rebels
The gas attack incident on August 21 that the United States tried to use as a pretext for intervention in Syria acquires new details...