In recent years, Israel has attacked Syria with frequent airstrikes, resulting in not only extensive damage to civilian and military infrastructure, but also killing and injuring many civilians and armed forces personnel
French attempts to intervene in Lebanon have increased after the Beirut warehouse blasts last year. It has been in the forefront of alleging widespread corruption and supporting calls for a technocratic government
Press freedoms in almost 75% of the 180 countries evaluated in the index have significantly declined. This has been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak which many countries have used as justification for exercising more control over the news media
Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses
According to the reports Israel’s attacks in Syria were aided by information provided by US intelligence agencies. Israel has also been carrying out low altitude flights across the Lebanese air space in the last few days prompting Lebanon to file a complaint in the UNSC
Protests against the government gained momentum after the blasts last week that claimed close to 200 lives and injured 6,000 others. The resignation of Hassan Diab was one of the key demands of the protesters
Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad
Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.
The Syrian government forces have made further advances into Idlib, one of the last rebel strongholds, and the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces have called on the Syrian government for peace negotiations.
The imperialist war in Syria has caused the world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II and has been made worse by the rise in xenophobia in many countries.