A Syrian girl waits to receive treatment for leishmaniasis skin disease at a health centre in Al-Karamah, Syria. Agence France-Presse
Syria seems to be a playground for all the countries to jeer at and to test their weapons and Syria’s inhabitants are treated akin to how many of us would swat at flies. That is the reason that the most recent air strike on northwestern Syria is just another day and another killing in the countless bloodshed that have happened
A friend recently remarked that the outpouring of grief and empathy from world leaders, peoples, and media over the destruction by fire of the roof of the 12th-13th century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has greatly exceeded the outcry over the destruction by war and Daesh of more or equally historically,
There would have been no war, no mass deaths, no massive destruction, no exodus of Syrians into neighbouring countries, including Turkey.
The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has called on the homelands of thousands of children of foreign fighters held in camps and orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere to be reclaimed and repatriated. Unicef says they are “among the world’s most vulnerable children” as they live in “appalling conditions
Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua set fire to tyres and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the recent detention of scores of Papuan students,
The United States no longer has military primacy in the Pacific and could struggle to defend allies against China, a top Australian think tank has warned.
Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history.