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Al Jazeera's Role in Toppling the Dictators One by One

Nehad Ismail | Posted 11.03.2011 | Media
Nehad Ismail

The Arab Spring would not have been possible without Al Jazeera.

How Will Iran and Hezbollah Respond to the Syrian Regime's Predicament?

Raghida Dergham | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Barack Obama must pay the utmost attention to the American-European relationship with Iran, and immediately start figuring out what's required in terms of dealing with Lebanon at the present stage.

Mideast Milosevic

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Given the unyielding escalation of terror emanating from Syria in recent days, the fortitude and courage of the Syrian people warrants greater international coverage and a full-fledged effort to bring Bashar al-Assad and his cohorts to justice.

Syria: A 75-Year-Old Smoker Who Refuses to Quit

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.30.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

Syria is like a 75-year-old who just survived a heart attack, and still smokes 30 cigarettes a day. A person who does that usually ends up dead.

Will Assad Survive?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Since the beginning of the Syrian uprisings, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been blessed with several fortuities and coincidences that have allowed him, not only to survive, but to maintain his hold on power.

PREDICT: Will Bashar al-Assad Be Ousted In Syria?

Posted 10.24.2011 | World

Syrians have been actively protesting against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since March this year. Thousands of civilians have died since in...

Activists: Syrian Tanks Storm Flashpoint City

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

BEIRUT — The European Union imposed sanctions Wednesday against the elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, saying the Quds Force is providing...

Amidst Syria's Madness, A Voice of Reason

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

I conducted an interview with Syrian activist Alexander Page (a pseudonym used for protection) on July 31, via email. In this brief discussion, I learned quite a bit about his motivation for continuing protests against his government.

The New Alliance Troubling Tehran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

The golden age of the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah trio has been radically eroded, and the countdown has begun to a new alternative inspired by the Arab Spring.

Syrian Leader Now A Global Pariah

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 10.21.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- When Bashar Assad inherited power in Syria in 2000, many saw him as a youthful new president in a region of aging dictators – a fresh ...

Support Syria's People

James Zogby | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future

Syria's Vicious Circle of Violence Must End

Meedan | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

Syrian writer and researcher Ali Shihabi explains the disconnect between the mindset of the the Syrian regime and the demands of protesters on the gro...

Russia Comes Out Against Western Calls For Syrian Strongman To Resign

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday cautioned the West against encouraging the Syrian opposition, and said it doesn't support Western c...

How to Topple Syria's Assad

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

"Better late than never" is the only thing that could be said about The United States and the EU finally calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

Game Change for Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.18.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Whether American statesmen will admit it or not, today's announcement by the president is opening a chain of events that is leading to the final demise of the current murderous regime in Damascus.

Islamic Reasons Why The Syrian President Must Go

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Crushing a largely peaceful protest with brutal force by the Syrian regime during Ramadan illustrates a larger point; the hypocrisy of variegated Muslim dictators.

Syria: Better Late Than Never or Too Little Too Late

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Fortunately, after agonizing weeks of crippling and damaging hesitation, the Obama Administration finally dragged itself out of its self-imposed policy coma into championing global sanctions of Syria's oil and gas industry exports.

The Truth About Assad's Version of the "Truth" in Syria

James Miller | Posted 10.10.2011 | World
James Miller

In Syria, one side is lying, one side is mostly truthful, and thousands of lives are in the balance of the two.

Syrian Troops Take Over Flashpoint City

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 10.10.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Residents of Hama told of indiscriminate shelling by the army, snipers aiming at civilians and corpses piling up in the streets in the ...

The Noose Is Tightening for Bashar Assad in Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It may be a matter of few months, perhaps even less, but Syria's Bashar Assad will not be able to survive in power.

US on Wrong Side of History in Arab Spring

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Although President Barack Obama's 2009 Cairo address to the Islamic world was designed to invigorate U.S.-Arab relations, America's capricious policies in the face of pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East have betrayed his words.

Syrian Ministry Of Defense Hacked By 'Anonymous'

The Huffington Post | Brad Shannon | Posted 10.07.2011 | World

The activist hacker group known as Anonymous appears to have vandalized the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defense. Visitors to the website early M...

Tanks Shell Hama: Residents

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.05.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's government showed off TV and still images of burned buildings and rubble-strewn streets empty of people in Hama, the epicenter ...

Deaths in Syria Too Brutal for UN Council to Stay Silent

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

As the Syrian military killed more and more people, all 15 members of the U.N. Security Council for the first time condemned the government's use of force against civilians and its gross violations of human rights.

Bashar Al-Assad May Flex His Muscles, But Hama Is No Longer Alone

Meedan | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

The Sunday massacre in Hama is a true testament to Assad's will to flex his muscles in the same place where his father flexed his muscles 30 years ago. The only difference is that Hama is no longer alone like it was in the '80s.