Tag: Mohammad AbuSalah

News of the death of Jamal Khashoggi at the headquarters of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

There is still no confirmed news about the fate of Saudi opposition writer Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared last Tuesday when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to conduct some transactions. The Turkish authorities believe that the prominent Saudi journalist, who disappeared a few days ago, was killed inside the consulate. “The initial assessment of…

The most important things reached at the Teheran summit

The leaders of the three-way summit (Turkey, Russia and Iran) held in Tehran on Friday 7th Sempteber agreed to address the situation in the area of reducing the escalation in Syria, according to the spirit of Astana. This came in accordance with the final statement of the summit, which brought together Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

Freeze on US funding for White Helmets (Free Syrian Civil Defense)

Two months ago, the US State Department hosted members of the White Helmets (Free Syria civil defense volunteers) at Foggy Bottom.  At that meeting, the humanitarian group was praised for saving lives in Syria. Now the White Helmets have been told, without any formal notification from the US administration, that American financial support for them…

A father sells his son in al-Faraj camp in rural Idlib

Poverty pushed me and the director of the camp complain about the poor living conditions of the displaced. A few days ago, a father sold his son for 300 Turkish liras (about 50,000 Syrian pounds) in Al Faraj camp at the Al Karama camps in rural Idlib. Ahmed Hassan al-Ghannam, a displaced person from Aleppo…

 Israel bombard Iran’s positions around Damascus   

Israel said its forces “hit all of Iran’s infrastructure in Syria“, commenting on the attacks it launched in response to the firing of rockets from Syria at Israeli military bases in the Golan Heights, at dawn on Thursday. Hours after the Israeli strikes, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel had hit all of Iran’s…

Law No. 10 and its effect on the Syrians  

Millions of displaced Syrians and refugees fear losing their hope of returning to their cities and towns, where they fled and left their property in the areas controlled by the regime after the entry into force of Law No. 10 signed by Bashar al-Assad earlier this month. The law ruled that Syrian citizens should show…

Return of assassinations to Idlib: a new stage ?

On Thursday 26th April, Idlib witnessed a large-scale campaign of assassinations of military figures, leaders and operatives belonging to various armed factions, including the Sham Liberation Organization, the Turkestan Islamic Party and the Free Army. The assassinations were mostly carried out by security cells and by direct fire, from private cars and motorcycles. The cells…

The industry of change

The media use the term “civil war” to describe what is happening in Syria, while the Western media – often – to highlight the actions of extremists working under the cloak of the so-called “State of Iraq and Syria,” in particular. This has left the impression of many observers – especially in Western countries – that…

An overview of the history of the Sunni-Shiite conflict

It is wrong at first to call it a struggle, because it arose as a doctrinal disagreement in some jurisprudential matters between the Sunni and Shiite communities. The beginning of the dispute came with the first sedition going through the Islamic nation, the sedition that led to the death of the third caliph Uthman ibn…