Sanctions or an Internal Crisis?

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban The United Nations Security Council has imposed new sanctions on North Korea a few days ago. The United States and then Europe imposed sanctions on Russia without much justification. On the contrary, talks between Russia and the United States are moving forward in a number of ways. The sanctions imposed on Iraq,…

مئات المدنيين ضحايا لغارات تحالف واشنطن في الرقة

لندن-سانا أكدت صحيفة الغارديان البريطانية أن الغارات التي يشنها ما يسمى بـ “التحالف الدولي” بقيادة واشنطن بزعم محاربة تنظيم “داعش” الإرهابي أسقطت مئات الضحايا في صفوف المدنيين بمدينة الرقة منتقدة إهمال هذا التحالف لأرواحهم وممتلكاتهم. وحملت الصحيفة هذا التحالف العديد من الانتهاكات والجرائم بحق أهالي الرقة بذريعة محاربة إرهابيي “داعش” لافتة إلى أن تقارير يعتبرها…

US Coalition ‘Lays Waste’ to Raqqa

While US-coalition forces continue to pound the Syrian city of Raqqa, the so-called capital of Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), a notable Syrian MP accused them of waging a war against civilians instead of terrorists. Sputnik-Middle East Omar al-Asad, deputy head of Syrian parliament committee on foreign affairs, told Sputnik Arabic that the US-led coalition forces had leveled entire districts…

Turkey Prepares for Afrin Offensive

Turkey has strengthened its military presence on its border with Syria and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to take military action against emboldened Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, who are receiving support from the US in their fight against Daesh in Raqqa. Erdogan views the YPG, which controls part of Syria’s border with Turkey, as an extension of the Kurdish PKK, a Marxist insurgent group which has operated…

Syrian Government Asks UN to ‘Dismantle’ US-Led Coalition

The request comes a day after a U.S.-led airstrike claimed the lives of 43 civilians residing in Raqqa, Syria. The Syrian Foreign Ministry repeated their request that the U.S.-backed coalition be disbanded by a U.N. Sunday, citing crimes committed against civilians in their bid to put an end to U.S. involvement in Syria’s six-year long…