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2011–2012 Syrian uprising

The right to intervene

The Hindu - ‎12 hours ago‎
An uprising against the Libyan government in February 2011 provided the opportunity to test R2P. During the Yugoslavian war, the Kosovo Liberation Army had made it clear that they used their fighters in strategic ways so as to provoke a response from ...

Finding refuge in dystopian novels

The Straits Times - ‎10 hours ago‎
Celebrated Egyptian novelists such as Ahdaf Soueif and Mona Prince wrote first-hand non-fiction accounts of the 2011 protests in Tahrir Square. Syrian novelist Samar Yazbek published diaries she kept during the Syrian uprising. A new generation of ...

Failed state structure in Syria poses threats at regional and global levels

Daily Sabah - ‎9 hours ago‎
Following the Arab Spring, which had significant impacts over a wide geographical area in North Africa and the Middle East, many states were perceived to be on the way toward transformation into either failed or democratic states.
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Barack Obama's Legacy: What Happened?

CounterPunch - ‎22 hours ago‎
All this was followed by a string of covert operations to overthrow governments, elected or not, and to impose regime changes in independent countries, such as in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Honduras, Haiti, Somalia… etc. ... In foreign affairs, President ...
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Syrian students finally sit exams after escaping IS clutches

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In Hasakeh province, schools are run by either the government or Kurdish authorities who declared an autonomous region in areas under their control after the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. Many of the students who travelled to the ...
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Islamic State strikes in Assad territory expose his and Russia's weaknesses

The Conversation UK - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Months after Russia spectacularly entered the Syrian conflict, Islamic State (IS) is still thumbing its nose at both Moscow and the Assad regime in murderous fashion.
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Rockets fired from Syria land near Turkish airport

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Following the suicide bombings, ISIS militants entered Marea and fighting began inside the town, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based opposition media outfit that tracks Syria's civil war. The territorial gains around ...

Syria regime relentless on siege of 'thorn in side' Daraya

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The town was one of the first to erupt in demonstrations against the government -- and one of the first to be placed under a strict regime siege in late 2012. Despite appeals from its residents, the United ... When Syria's uprising began in 2011, the ...

IS strikes in Assad heartland expose his and Russia's weakness in Syria

Middle East Eye - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Months after Russia spectacularly entered the Syrian conflict, Islamic State (IS) is still thumbing its nose at both Moscow and the Assad regime in murderous fashion.

Mercy beyond borders

New Straits Times Online - ‎May 29, 2016‎
With that in mind, Mercy Malaysia has set up operations in Rakhine, Myanmar, where a 30-year-old sectarian conflict took a turn for the worse in 2012, resulting in the Rohingya refugee crisis. For five years since the crisis began, the ... Besides ...
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Hezbollah and the Syrian Civil War: Hezbollah's Syria gamble

Journal of Turkish Weekly - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The Hezbollah leadership had consistently refused to admit its active interference in the Syrian Civil War between March 2011, when violent incidents have initially begun to occur, and the al-Qusayr offensive in April 2013. Hezbollah's practical ...
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Calm near Syrian capital as fighting freezes

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Daraya was one of the first towns to erupt in anti-regime protests in 2011, and was one of the first areas to be placed under crippling government siege in late 2012. The US and Russia have both pushed for local truces as a way to bolster the ...
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Trauma and Deprivation Lead Syrian Youths to Extremist Groups, Says New Report

The Intercept - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Established by al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri after the 2011 uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Jabhat al-Nusra is widely viewed as one of the most effective fighting forces on the ground against Assad's regime. “Many Syrians want to ...

Jaber Al Azmeh – Border-lines

British Journal of Photography - ‎May 26, 2016‎
His previous series previous series Wounds (2012) tackled the emotional ramifications of the uprising in Syria, and Ba'ath (2014) addressed the lack of freedom speech as the conflict unfolded, ... la Syrie, Institute Du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2013 ...

One in 8 UK militants prosecuted after returning from Syria, Iraq

Press TV - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Some 400 British citizens have reportedly traveled abroad since 2012 to join militant groups such as Daesh Takfiri group and al-Qaeda-affiliated ones and then moved back to the UK.

Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts

Daily Sabah - ‎May 25, 2016‎
... off-limits in conflicts. Attacking them constitutes a war crime. Violations have happened before, but aid groups say the cruelty and frequency in recent years has been unprecedented.
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Commentary: Commander's death pulls Hezbollah deeper into Syria quagmire

Reuters UK - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Badreddine is the most senior Hezbollah official to be killed since the group sent thousands of fighters to Syria in 2012 to help save the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The support of Hezbollah and its main patron, Iran, has been crucial for ...
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Turkey's Authoritarian Turn

Jacobin magazine - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The third is the upheaval that crosses the border areas during imperialist interventions (like the two interventions under the command of the United States in Iraq), the crushing of the Syrian revolution, and the emergence of ISIS amid the chaos. The ...
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Sectarianism, suicide bombers and retaliation along the coast: 'The monstrous way this hatred can manifest itself'

Syria Direct - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The bombings in Tartus, the site of a large Russian naval base, are the first major attacks in the city since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in 2011. The bus station targeted in Jableh was the target of a similar attack in ...

Former ambassador sheds light on Syrians' values

Barre Montpelier Times Argus - ‎May 25, 2016‎
In the diplomatic corps, he served in Algeria, Egypt and Turkey, as senior political advisor and later deputy ambassador in Iraq, deputy ambassador in Bahrain, and was the U.S.