Syria


Mayday…Mayday…Mayday… Asylum Seeker Deaths at Sea

The number of asylum seekers and migrants journeying across the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe continues to rise higher, reflecting the escalating crisis of displaced people across the world. Proportionately, as more people risk their lives on the sea, the numbers presumed to have disappeared and drowned […]


Home Is Where The Heart Is: Resonating With Refugees

This week the Guardian released a heart-warming story on how swathes of British people are opening their homes and hearts to refugees by offering them rooms to spare them from homelessness. It highlighted simple truths that are often overlooked in the typically negative refugee narrative. Firstly, in many developed, wealthy […]


Russia Establishes ‘De-Escalation Zones’ In Syria. Will They Work?

Russia, Iran, and Turkey have reached an agreement to set up four “de-escalation zones” in Syria. The deal prevents the use of weapons in these four areas, including use of the Syrian government’s air force. The deal also allows for “unhindered” humanitarian access and the free flow of refugees. Although […]


Syrian Safe Zones Deal Signed By Russia, Turkey, And Iran Comes Into Force

A deal signed between Russia, Turkey, and Iran, which envisions the establishment of four safe zones in Syria, came into effect at midnight on Friday, May 5th. The agreement calls for a ceasefire of conflict, the instalment of a flight exclusion area, unhindered supply of humanitarian aid, and the return […]


Huge Blast Reported Near Damascus Airport

On Thursday the 27th  of April, five strikes allegedly occurred near the Damascus Airport road in the early hours of the morning. Damascus Airport is about 25 kilometers south-east from the capital. The airstrikes hit an ammunition depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a regional intelligence group reported. The airstrikes […]


Security Threats Represented In The French Election

The French Presidential Election took place on April 23rd, with centrist Emmanuel Macron receiving a plurality of the vote at 23.9 percent, according to the French Interior Ministry’s website. Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won 21.4 percent, leading to a run-off between the two of them on May […]