Discovering MENA: Any News On Syria?

Most important data: death toll dangerously approaching an outrageous number: 35,000 (mostly civilians, and too many innocent children amongst them) since the outset of the uprising in March 2011, with countless injured and more than 25,000 detained. Moreover, more than 260,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries (moreover, the number of internally displaced persons is […]

Discovering MENA: Did you say “Syrian Opposition”?

Weeks after the outset of the uprising, on August 2011, a new coalition named Syrian National Council (SNC) (SNC´s web) emerged as the single and main representative of the Syrian Opposition, following the Libyan example of the National Transitional Council (NTC), a group that gained international recognition as the legitimate governing authority in Libya and […]

Maria’s note: The battle for Aleppo

Last Friday, U.N’s Human Rights Office accused Bashar el Asad’s troops of going from house to house, razing areas considered opposition strongholds and killing rebels and civilians. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said reports are coming out of Damascus announcing massacres of civilians, including any suspected of fighting with the opposition.  Pillay […]

Humanity VS. Population

As the situation in Syria grows more and more dire so does our issue with Palestinan’s rushing to our borders for refuge. Although Egypt ha maintained a good relationship with the nation they have always had a strict policy when it comes to entering Egypt’s borders with a visa.  How this has changed? Well it […]

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