Syria


U.S.-led Coalition Uses White Phosphorus In Raqqa Offensive

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has this week revealed that the U.S.-led coalition fighting in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa have repeatedly launched white phosphorus munitions at areas believed to be populated by civilians in the Syrian city. Evidence that these munitions were being used in Raqqa comes as coalition […]


The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]


Human Rights Watch’s Concerns For Protection Of Civilians In Battle For Raqqa

Human Rights Watch declared grave concerns this week for the rights of detainees, indiscriminate attacks, and the treatment of displaced people by the U.S.-led coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and other local armed groups in the offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) for the city of Raqqa. The Syrian city […]


US Military Reports 484 Civilians Have Been Killed In US-Led Attacks Against ISIL

On Friday, June 2nd, the US military reported that 484 civilian deaths had resulted from coalition attacks on ISIS group targets in Syria and Iraq since mid-2014. In its statement on Friday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) added another 132 civilian deaths to its April report. The dramatic spike resulted […]


US Fighter Jet ‘Shoots Down’ An Armed Drone In Syria

An American F-15 fighter jet has brought down a pro-regime drone in Syria after it opened fire on coalition forces. This is according to officials from the coalition. This event marks an escalation of tension in the war-ravished country. Thankfully, no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident which occurred […]


Macron And Putin: Meetings Of Mind And Might

On May 29th, 2017, important talks were held between the Russian Federation’s President Vladimir Putin and the new French President, Emmanuel Macron. The discussions took place in Versailles, France; this was done strategically as the talks coincide with the opening of an exhibition which commemorates Tsar Peter the First’s or […]


Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Accord on climate change to “put American workers first.” The Paris Climate Agreement, reached in 2015, largely credited to the role of former U.S. President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, was […]