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Syrian women defy regime's repression

24 May 2011
Women are playing a vital role in the uprising in Syria.

Syria: a united fight for freedom

10 May 2011
The uprising in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s regime continues despite repression that has reportedly claimed some 800 lives.

Resisting the crackdown in Syria

03 May 2011
Rebels in Syria are still protesting on the streets despite a brutal government crackdown.

People will defy the Syrian crackdown

26 April 2011
The Syrian government’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations will not keep the country’s people silent.

Middle East round-up

12 April 2011
Syrian protests face violence The past week has been a bloody one for those resisting the regime in Syria.

Syria's balancing acts

05 April 2011
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, like other Arab rulers, is determined to cling onto power in the face of the spreading revolts across the region. So far, that has meant killing more than 60 people in the first fortnight of protests.

Syria: Protests force the cabinet out

29 March 2011
Mass protests have rocked the Syrian regime. The cabinet resigned on Tuesday and the "state of emergency" legislation is to be lifted.

Britain sells death

22 February 2011
Bahrain: assault rifles, tear gas, ammunition, aircraft partsEgypt: bombs, missiles, body armourLibya: ammunition, tear gas, crowd control equipmentYemen: body armour, ammunitionAlgeria: combat helicoptersTunisia: gun parts Kuwait: military software, anti-riot shieldsMorocco: bomb partsSyria: ammunitionLebanon: body armour, shotgunsJordan: armoured vehicles, gun parts, gas mask filtersUnited

Diary 3 - Viva Palestina convoy across Turkey and into Syria

07 October 2010
The fifth Viva Palestina convoy from Britain is nearing Gaza. Human rights lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol reports from the convoy:

Euphoria as Omar Souleyman enthralls London

25 May 2010
Syrian music sensation Omar Souleyman—topping 500 studio albums—is THE aviator wearing, headscarf-bearing king of inept Syrian pop-folk.

Palestinian aid convoy heading for Gaza after being blocked by Egypt

29 December 2009
The Gaza-bound Viva Palestina convoy is now on route via Syria after the Egyptian government blocked it in Jordan.

US raid into Syria shows tension

28 October 2008
A US military attack on the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal has exposed growing divisions among the "coalition of the willing" behind the invasion of Iraq.

Iraq: a country pushed to the brink

11 March 2008
For Iraqi refugees, 2007 was a year marked by new levels of misery. According to a survey of 1.5 million refugees in Syria, 78 percent had been forced to flee Baghdad during the "surge".

A conference to unite the world against war

06 November 2007
Year six of the "war on terror" has produced warnings of war on Iran and plans for US military bases in Lebanon that threaten Syria and the Lebanese resistance.

‘Surge’ into Iraq threatens to spill into Iran and Syria

20 January 2007
The threat of war against Iran came one step closer this week when the US neocons announced they are "going to deal" with Iran.

George Galloway on the streets of Beirut

02 September 2006
George Galloway warned last week that plans to use United Nations (UN) troops to disarm Hizbollah and patrol the border with Syria will spell disaster and lead to more conflict.

Is an Arab revolution on the agenda?

19 August 2006
"The Arab people now consider Hizbollah to be heroes because they are confronting the enemy Israel and protecting their land... Even if Hizbollah were destroyed, another Hizbollah would emerge within a year or two somewhere else - maybe in Jordan, in Syria, in Egypt or in Iraq."

How the US lied over cartoon riots

18 February 2006
"Condoleezza Rice is a liar. The US secretary of state blamed Iran and Syria for inciting violence over Danish caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.

Jailed for 30 years for criticising 'free' Iraq

14 January 2006
If a writer was jailed for 30 years for exposing government corruption in Iran or Syria, there would be outrage in the US and Britain and demands for military strikes. But when that happens in Iraq there is silence.

'Don't let Bush spread his war across the Middle East'

17 December 2005
Sanna Hafez, a founder member of the Hands of Syria group in Britain, spoke to Socialist Worker

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