In the ashes of a decade of war, the illegal drug industry run by Bashar al-Assad’s relatives is transforming Syria into a narcostate.
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The fate of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues has remained a mystery throughout the Syrian war. DW investigators unravel the puzzle.
Bashar al-Assad is putting on a show, a sinister simulation of democracy, for this week’s presidential elections in Baathist Syria.
While Syrians affected by the decade-long civil war see the ongoing electoral process as a fraud, Assad is of his regime’s victory.
For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.
Russia should be held accountable for war crimes in the conflict-struck Middle-East State of Syria, states Sara Kayyali in an article in Human Rights Watch.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.
Thousands found in Syrian government offices reveal the reach of President Bashar shadowy security agencies that sought to eliminate dissent at all costs.
Like President Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu is the typical right wing leader. He pretends to be a man of peace, while willing to bring the world to the boiling point for his political gain.
Syrian-German director of Oscar-nominated documentary posed as extremist to film Jihadists to better understand what led to extremism in his home country.