How the Obama Administration Tried to Justify a Strike on Syria

Washington knew Syrian rebels could produce sarin gas but “cherry-picked” intel to blame President Assad for the Aug. 21 attack on Ghouta

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Egyptians Fear the Return of Repression

Protesters poured through deadlocked traffic on downtown Cairo’s Qasr Al-Ainy Street on Tuesday evening, demonstrating against a new constitutional article that allows military courts to try civlians

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Middle East Youth: Dying to Escape Governments and Parents

Dr Momani said that there was a desire among young people in Arab countries to be known and recognised as an individual, and not just as a member of their family

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A Syrian Family’s Story…

Ahmed’s desperate reflection gives a small sense of the fear and upheaval that have gripped him and his young family for more than a year

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Syrian Starvation

Hunger is a growing threat to Syrians living in regions hit by the civil war and children are now dying of malnutrition

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Most Americans Oppose War with Syria

Americans remain widely opposed to U.S. military airstrikes in Syria, two new polls show, with voters skeptical of President Barack Obama’s case for intervention

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Two Million Flee Syria

Syria’s refugee crisis is escalating, with the number of people having fled its borders doubling to 2m in the past six months

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Intel Report Doesn’t Confirm Origin of Syrian Chemical Attack

United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the US intelligence community has concluded that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is responsible for killing more than 1,000 people with chemical gas last week near Damascus

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Syria Accuses Kerry of Disregarding U.N., Lying

Syria on Tuesday said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was lying when he stated there was “undeniable” evidence of a large-scale chemical attack likely launched by Damascus, accusing him of disregarding the work of U.N. investigators

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Christian Woman Sentenced to Death for Sip of Water

More and more people join the crowd as they push me towards the home of the village headman. I recognize the house — it’s the only one that has a garden with grass growing in it

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