Syria

Syria

  • Capital:Damascus
  • Population:22.40 million (WB, 2012)
  • Languages:Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French
  • Head of State:President Bashar Al Assad

Condemnations without a bite

The blatant disregard for international law and the perpetuation of crimes against humanity that the Israelis are embroiled in make UN resolutions worthless....

Arab Spring and its dialectics

Some may simply say that the uprisings since 2011 in the Arab world have not achieved their ends. But in the long term, these should be viewed as catalysts for change in the entire region....

Trumped by the ban

Even US authorities directly involved in enforcing conditions of the ban have been caught unawares, adding to the massive confusion among travellers worldwide....