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Syrian government pounds Aleppo on eve of Geneva meeting

Middle East Eye - ‎vor 4 Stunden‎
The bombardment came as UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura was expected to meet senior US and Russian officials in Geneva on Tuesday with the aim of reviving peace talks to end the five-year conflict. ... Syria and its allies are "determined to besiege ...

Syria's Rebels Lose Support When They Need It Most

STRATFOR - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
First, Washington and Moscow's coordination is focused on targeting one of the rebellion's most effective and deadly groups, Jabhat al-Nusra, al Qaeda's branch in Syria. Despite significant differences in outlook and ideology ... Second, the United ...

On superdiversity in a 'crisis mood'

Open Democracy - ‎vor 14 Stunden‎
But of course, last autumn when Germany took a more open and humanitarian approach to the situation of the Syrian refugees, there was a de facto suspension of the Dublin Regulation, and that caused even more confusion, with 35,000 unaccompanied minors ...

Turkey detains senior aide to Fethullah Gulen

Al-Arabiya - ‎23.07.2016‎
Supporters of President Erdogan hold an effigy of US-based cleric Gulen hanged by a noose on the Republic Monument, during a pro-government demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, July 18, 2016.

Moscow calls to look into reports on dozens of civilian deaths in Syrian Manbij

TASS - ‎21.07.2016‎
/TASS/. Reports about dozens of civilians killed in airstrikes at the Syrian town of Manbij by the US-led coalition should be investigated, Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

Syrian regime seizes key road into rebel-held Aleppo, besieging 300000

The Japan Times - ‎17.07.2016‎
Aleppo has been a major battlefield of Syria's civil war since rebels swept into it in the summer of 2012, and an opposition defeat there would mark their biggest setback in five years of conflict. Around 300,000 people live in ... “They've reached the ...

John Kerry in Moscow for Last-Chance Attempt to Find Syria Solution

ABC News - ‎14.07.2016‎
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today in what is being billed as a last-chance effort by the Obama administration to achieve a breakthrough with Russia on the Syria conflict before President Obama ...

Aleppo: Turning into a game changer in Syrian war

Daily Sabah - ‎11.07.2016‎
The Syrian regime has ignited new conflagrations in opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo since February when the Geneva peace talks were formally suspended due to Russia stepping in to thwart rebels located in the north of Aleppo, stiffening the ...

Middle East Strategic Outlook - July 2016

Gatestone Institute - ‎18.07.2016‎
Like the Soviet Union in that stage of the Afghan war, Iran has achieved no decisive victory, but has incurred significant domestic opposition to the war and has no additional resources that could tip the scales. The explanation .... In these ...

Yemeni govt delegation heads to Kuwait to resume talks

Al-Arabiya - ‎16.07.2016‎
A source told Al Arabiya News Channel the Yemeni government delegation is heading to Kuwait to resume UN-brokered Yemen peace talks. Friday, Yemeni officials said that discussions will not resume unless Al Houthi rebels acknowledge the legitimacy of ...

Saudi Arabia detains Turkish army attache

Al-Arabiya - ‎17.07.2016‎
According to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai al-Aam, Turkish news channel Turk news leaked documents showing key positions coup plotter would have received in the government had they been successful.

US considers more robust presence for Yemen Qaeda

Al-Arabiya - ‎15.07.2016‎
Votel acknowledged the benefits of gaining greater visibility in Yemen and said a key goal would be working with US partners there.

The Political Uses of Malcolm X's Image

The Nation. - ‎12.07.2016‎
There's Malcolm preparing for a talk with social workers in Harlem about how his organization rehabilitates drug addicts, offering what The New York Times termed “Black Muslim therapy.

Syria opposition warns of Aleppo starvation amid siege fears

Jordan Times - ‎12.07.2016‎
ISTANBUL - Hundreds of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas of Aleppo risk starvation, the head of Syria's main opposition coalition said Tuesday, accusing Damascus of trying to besiege the city into submission. Aleppo, once Syria's economic ...