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Both sides in Syrian civil war are breaking the rules

By Claude Salhani Human rights groups have accused Syrian opposition groups supported by the United States in Syria of having used white phosphorus-loaded munitions in what is appearing to be the final push on the…


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Oops, Syria did it again

by Claude Salhani Syria stands accused once again of using chemical agents against its civilian population. In this latest episode, at least 87people are reported to have been killed. The death toll is expected to…



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How will history remember Assad?

By Claude Salhani A group of lawyers in Germany is planning to launch a case against Syrian President Bashar Assad for alleged war crimes committed by his forces and his foreign allies in the Syrian…



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Russia, US should be careful who they arm in Syria

by Claude Salhani Syria’s main opposition group has called for foreign allies to supply rebel forces with ground-to-air missiles to counter deadly air raids on rebel-held sections of Aleppo. With Russia backing one side in…


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Who holds the key to the Syrian enigma?

by Claude Salhani A 40-minute conversa­tion US Secretary of State John Kerry had with Syrian opposi­tion leaders at the end of September was recorded and leaked to the New York Times. It reveals a treasure…


What planet is Syria on?

By Claude Salhani The Syrian government has produced a video advertisement in a feeble attempt to attract tourists — and their hard currencies — hoping to convince them to spend some of their time and…


The cruel image of war

By Claude Salhani If truth is the first casualty of war, children are a very close second. The advent of the modern media — the constant bombardment of information, the 24-hour channels and the internet…