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Syrian protests for Palestine

22 July 2014
Protesters have marched in solidarity with the Palestinians in Aleppo and elsewhere, even as people suffer their own bombardment and shelling from Bashar al-Assad’s regime.  

Syria - the regime makes people suffer in rebel held areas

22 July 2014
Ghayath Naisse, a Syrian socialist in the Revolutionary Left Current, compares life in government and rebel held zones

Syrian dictator seeks alliance with the West

15 July 2014
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad boasted that the West needs to ally with him, claiming that only his regime can beat the Islamist group Isis, now renamed the Islamic State. 

Tensions grow in Iraq as new Caliphate declared

01 July 2014
The militias fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) in Syria and Iraq have declared a new Islamic state, a “Caliphate”. 

Kurdish gains of more than a decade are under threat from latest Middle East crisis

01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies

Revolutionary socialists across Middle East denounce sectarianism

01 July 2014
Revolutionary socialist organisations in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria and Morocco have issued a joint statement condemning the sectarianism ripping Iraq apart.

Threat of war looms closer in Iraq as Isis take strategic towns

24 June 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has continued its spectacular advances in Western Iraq. It seized more Sunni Muslim majority towns near the capital Baghdad, as well as all the country’s western border crossings.

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

Sham vote held in Syria amid 'ferocious' repression

03 June 2014
Presidential elections were taking place in Syria as Socialist Worker went to press.

Syria's revolution had too many enemies

13 May 2014
The surrender of Homs, the “capital of the revolution”, marks a moment of bitter defeat in Syria writes Simon Assaf

Passports taken and schools probed in anti-Muslim panic

29 April 2014
Hype over a ‘Muslim plot’ to take over schools is part of a broader racist attack, writes Judith Orr

Britain threatens Muslims who fight Assad as Syria's regime goes on the offensive

22 April 2014
Reports that Abdullah Deghayes, an 18 year old from Brighton, had died in a gun battle in Syria led to renewed media panic about what they term British “jihadis”.

International round-up

25 February 2014
Briefs on Syria, Australia and France

Assad holds firm in talks on Syria

11 February 2014
Talks between representatives of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad and Western-backed sections of the opposition restarted on Monday of this week.

Nothing good on the table at Syria talks

28 January 2014
Talks in Geneva between the Western-backed elements of the Syrian opposition and representatives of dictator Bashar al-Assad were deadlocked as Socialist Worker went to press.

Memorial held in Manchester for Syrian doctor Abbas Khan

21 January 2014
Hundreds of Syrians and other supporters attended a memorial meeting last week in Manchester for Abbas Khan.

Difficult times for the Syrian revolution, but people continue to fight

21 January 2014
Western politicians and the Syrian opposition groups they support —primarily the Syrian National Council—claim that talks in Geneva will solve the crisis in Syria.

International: In Brief

14 January 2014
 Basque Country; South Africa; Central African Republic; Syria

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