Syria

Iran lashes out

1 December 2011 9:15

The pressure is piling up on Iran – from below, as people demand greater freedoms; from the region, where Iran…

Saving Private Shalit

18 October 2011 8:52

It’s difficult for the outside world to understand the huge significance that Gilad Shalit’s release, this morning, has for Israel.…

Cameron’s foreign frustrations

22 September 2011 16:49

David Cameron’s much trailed speech to the UN is tinged with frustration. He will say, “You can sign every human rights…

EU bans Syrian oil imports

2 September 2011 23:24

The EU has banned imports of crude oil from Syria. This is being touted as a major success for the…

Middle East round-up

22 August 2011 15:52

Reuters is reporting that Libyan rebels have taken control of Libyan state TV – one of the last organs to…

Syria and Libya overshadowed by London riots as Boris comes home

8 August 2011 17:46

President Assad’s tanks are still doing murder on the streets of Syrian, but the dictator’s isolation grows. After weeks of…

Massacre in Hama hastens the need to tackle Assad

1 August 2011 12:28

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad has praised his troops for ‘foiling the enemies’ of his country. Some enemies. 140 civilians…

Stopping Syria

1 July 2011 13:22

Syria is still ablaze and the West seems unable to do douse the flames. And the risk of the Assad…

Erdogan’s immediate dilemma

13 June 2011 19:39

It seems that everyone won the election that was held in Turkey this weekend. Prime Minister Erdogan’s Justice and Development…

The end of Assad

11 June 2011 18:19

After weeks of violence, the end of the Assad regime is now inevitable. It may take weeks, months or years,…

Trouble in Golan

5 June 2011 18:44

In a clear move to distract attention from his own problems, Syrian president Bashir Assad has allowed people to march…

The Arab Spring stalls in Syria

14 May 2011 13:24

With more than 800 people thought to have died in Syria, the situation is getting more and more serious. President…

The Arab League backs the protestors against al-Assad

26 April 2011 15:05

William Hague has chimed in on the situation in Syria, unsurprisingly condemning the horror and bloodshed being perpetrated by al-Assad’s…

The Assads send the tanks in, in effort to crush the rebellion against them

25 April 2011 20:23

The storming of the town of Da’ra by the Syrian regime is a further escalation of its attempt to put…

Another one goes

23 April 2011 19:40

The scent of jasmine has just grown a little stronger in Arabia. The Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has agreed…

Eyes turn to Syria

23 April 2011 11:03

The situation in Syria seems to be on a knife’s edge. Perhaps 80 protesters were killed by security forces during…

Is Syria next?

19 April 2011 11:19

I used to think that Syria was some way off a revolution. The protests were geographically limited; Bashar al-Assad was…