Eslem, whose niece is currently in Syria, chants slogans asking government to bring back the children of Daesh militants from Syria, in Brussels, Belgium. Reuters
In the year since I last visited Syria, Damascenes have lived without the metallic report of mortars fired by insurgents landing in the city and its suburbs, the whistle of responding artillery shells and thud of bombs dropped on Eastern Ghouta.
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,
The 1991 and 2003 US wars on Iraq launched massive pillaging of the Eastern Arab World’s rich cultural heritage because that country could no longer effectively police its 10,000 archaeological sites, benefitting foreign and local looters.
Since his detention in early July, fans and numerous music stars have waged a social media campaign to demand the New York rapper’s release while denouncing Sweden’s justice system.
The dispute took a tragic turn earlier on Friday when a South Korean man set himself on fire in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in an apparent protest.
Major General Staff Pilot Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Commander-in-Chief of the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), stated that the UAE has achieved excellence in various international indexes covering many categories.