Syrian opposition women team in Rome
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Syrian opposition women team in Rome

Syrian HNC women team in Rome (19-21 May) met with the representatives of Italian institutions and civil society and to make an official visit to the Vatican.
Europe must raise its voice and force Assad to listen, said the group. Addressing the humanitarian situation on the ground is paramount for credible negotiations about political transition, they added. Continue reading

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Palestinians from Syria: Recurring displacement

Host countries turn Palestinians back They are among the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian crisis. Besieged in their camps within Syria, they face typhoid and starvation. Host countries in the region turn them back. Palestinians from Syria are forced to leave their homes, once again. In host countries they are discriminated against, face abuse, … Continue reading

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Listen to Syria

A little background: Last month, I was asked to write an op-ed for Il Manifesto Sardo, a Sardinian left-wing fortnightly magazine published on line. It is not an analysis and it does not claim objectivity or neutrality. This piece conveys my very personal point of view – a perspective undoubtedly influenced by the time I spent in Damascus, … Continue reading

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A conversation with Jameel

Masasit Mati – the Arabic name for the straw used to seep maté, a very popular drink in Syria – is a Syrian anonymous collective, based in Beirut, which produced the popular series ‘Top Goon: Diaries of a Little Dictator‘. The series, available on YouTube with English subtitles, describes Bashar al-Assad’s Syria using a brilliant … Continue reading