Day: February 26, 2018

Ghouta And The Geopolitics Of The Syrian Crisis

Since last week, galvanized Syrian regime forces entered into a new phase in the seven-year conflict, trying to quash what is left of rebel resistance in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The capital, the Syrian state argues, has been suffering attacks from “terrorists” living in the suburb and as such

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Eastern Ghouta: Syrian Forces Continue Offensive

More than 500 civilians, including over 121 children, in Eastern Ghouta, have been killed since February 18, marking one of the deadliest episodes since the beginning of the Syrian civil war. According to the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organization (UOSSM), 12 hospitals and clinics have been bombed since

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Syrian Ceasefire Called By UN But Will This Be Enough?

Will the Syrian ceasefire called by the UN be enough? The United Nations Security Council has successfully approved a 30-day ceasefire in Syria this week in order to deliver adequately much needed humanitarian and medical aid to the region. This event, covered by the BBC and Guardian news organizations, epitomizes

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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency

Last week the Ethiopian government declared a six-month state of emergency following the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. After spending five turbulent years in office, Hailemariam made the surprise announcement amid widespread anti-government protests, in which citizens demanded the release of imprisoned opposition leaders, including Bekele Gerba, who were

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