Syria
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office

The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes

Israeli airstrikes in Syria kill one, injure six others 

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

World Press Freedom Day: “Tyranny is not destiny, freedom has to be achieved”

On World Press Freedom Day, we look at the situation of journalists and of the press in different countries in the Arab-Maghreb region

Report reveals toll of Syrian conflict on healthcare facilities and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at a report published by the International Rescue Committee on Syria, the imposition of sanctions against 2 Houthi leaders by the US, the 21st meeting of the Political Council of the ALBA-TCP, and the fight to bring justice to Berta Cáceres

Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

The revolutionaries, when they rise, care for nothing but love

In his weekly newsletter for the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Vijay Prashad discusses the 10 year anniversary of the beginning of the “Arab Spring”

Turkey deports refugees back to Syria

Refugees are facing increasing hostility by xenophobic movements in the country which have been growing in strength

With the arms trade, profit trumps human suffering

The US and UK continue to supply arms and ammunition to the Saudi led grouping responsible for the death of tens of thousands of innocent civilians and the destruction of Yemen

Kurdish Movement and the Fight for Radical Change: In Conversation with Erol Polat

Erol Polat of the Kurdish National Congress spoke to Peoples Dispatch in Venezuela about the current struggles facing the Kurdish people who organize within Kurdish territories and in exile

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