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Orient Net - WSJ8-12-2018

Time runs short for Congress to pass Syrian legislation

With the congressional term drawing to a close, a Syrian defector who exposed the scale of the humanitarian crisis in his country is making a final push for US legislation ..
Orient Net4-12-2018

Assad regime’s crimes evidence strongest since Nuremberg trials

Evidence of war crimes is often hard to find — it gets destroyed in the conflict, or no records are kept in the first place. But war crimes prosecutor Stephen Rapp ..
Orient Net - WP2-12-2018

America’s forgotten war in Syria isn’t stopping

The United States is fighting a war in Syria. It’s a quiet war with debatable legal standing, but it is a real war nonetheless. Estimates of the number of US ..
Orient Net23-11-2018

Raed Fares: Whenever we get rid of the Assad regime, it’s going to be easy to get rid of ISIS

The overhead light in the blue Mazda 626 wasn’t working. Raed Fares, a Syrian activist whose video protests skewer ISIS and Bashar al-Assad alike, reached up to fiddle with the ..
Orient Net - FP11-11-2018

New Syria UN envoy should kill political process to save it

The United Nations has appointed a new Syria envoy who could fundamentally shift the UN approach to the conflict. Rather than keep alive a political process unable to deliver genuine ..
Orient Net3-11-2018

Marie Colvin fights ‘A Private War’

The voice has stayed with Rosamund Pike. For the new movie “A Private War,” the British actress transformed her posh, rounded speech into a distinctive American rasp, to play Marie ..
Orient Net - Reuters1-11-2018

Europe torn over ISIS children in Syria

For years, they heard little from daughters who went to join ISIS. Now dozens of families across Europe have received messages from those same women, desperate to return home from ..
Orient Net27-10-2018

What Germany wants of Syria summit in Istanbul

Turkish, Russian, French and German leaders are gathering in Istanbul to discuss the future of Syria at the weekend. Germany has clear objectives — and perhaps more to offer than ..
Orient Net - Fox News20-10-2018

Iranian regime sent Hezbollah advanced weapons to turn rockets into precision missiles

American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, deliveries that now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided ..
Orient Net17-10-2018

Trump administration has new plan to drive Iran out of Syria

The Trump administration is developing a new strategy for the war in Syria that would focus more heavily on pushing Iran’s military and its proxy militia out of the country, ..