US project to split Syria up is entering a new phase in Suwayda

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Thousands of Druze in Suwayda, in the southwest of Syria near Jordan, have been protesting inflation and economic woes facing all of Syria because of US-EU sanctions, and the economic collapse after the long armed conflict. But, recently, they are calling for regime change, and the US is supporting […]

US mulls sanctioning Arab League for Syria normalization efforts

By Drago Bosnic | May 12, 2023 There are very few things that have been as unifying for America’s political establishment as the belligerent thalassocracy’s propensity to impose sanctions. Republicans and Democrats will almost always be at each other’s throats for virtually any issue, but when it comes to sanctions, particularly against the Syrian people, their […]

Syria takes steady steps on the diplomatic stage

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Jordan played host to the newest regional meeting on the road to the reinstatement of Syria as a member of the Arab world. Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi met privately with Syria’s Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Amman on May 1, before the larger group meeting which included foreign […]

White House continues to block energy sharing plan for Lebanon: French official

The Cradle | February 1, 2023 Pierre Duquesne, France’s envoy on international support to Lebanon, stated on 31 January that Egypt is still seeking assurances from Washington to start exporting gas to Lebanon via Syria. “My Egyptian counterparts today told me, ‘we want something precise’ … There is a problem of exemption … and that concern […]

“Violence will escalate as long as extremists are allied to Netanyahu”: interview with Tawfieq Toameh

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   Jana Majdi Zakarneh, a 16-year-old girl, was killed by Israeli forces as she was standing on the roof of her home in Jenin, in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine.  She was shot in the head, and others were wounded in the 10 pm raid on Sunday.  More […]

US troops in dispute with their terrorist mercenaries in Syria

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator   The US-employed terrorists, Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT), have turned against their partners, the US Army, stationed at al-Tanf base in the eastern Syrian desert.  On October 4, the terrorists, who are employed as mercenaries by the US military, attempted to break out of the illegal US base using a […]

The US Scrambles For Relevance By Addressing The Yemen War

Washington’s special envoy for Yemen is heading to both Saudi Arabia and Jordan, in an alleged effort to help a UN brokered ceasefire initiative to succeed. However, this visit seems to be little to do with Yemen and more about US power in the region. Whilst during US President Joe Biden’s first address on foreign Read More...

Armed Jewish extremists may ignite a regional war

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Yesterday, thousands of Israelis have pushed through the Muslim quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem in a Flag March, marking its occupation by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The march was organized by Jewish settler groups who demanded to perform religious rites in the Al Aqsa Mosque, […]