Assad regime set free extremists from prison to fire up trouble during peaceful uprising

ISTANBUL / AMMAN // Syrian intelligence agencies released Islamist militants from prison to deliberately subvert a peaceful uprising and ignite a violent rebellion, according to a former regime security official. The claim comes ahead of peace talks in Switzerland on Wednesday, which President Bashar Al Assad’s government said should “fight terrorism”, a term he uses…

President al-Assad to Denmark’s TV 2: Moderate opposition is a myth… We won’t accept that terrorists will take control of any part of Syria-VIDEO

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the United States doesn’t have the will to reach any agreement about Syria, and that Syria knew in advance that the US agreement with Russia will not succeed because the main part of that agreement is to attack al-Nusra which is an American card in Syria. In…

Unleashing the untameable monster: Iraqi bill will only inflame sectarianism

By Sharif Nashashibi   The bill, effectively creating a parallel army among Shia militias accused of abuses and already resistant to authority, risks turning Iraq into Libya The passing of a bill by Iraq’s parliament on Saturday legalising the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMUs) as a government entity operating alongside the army will further exacerbate sectarian tensions…