May 27, 2015
Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 06:36)
Militants Kill 30 Iraqi Troops; Seize Iraq-Syria Border CrossingSalem-News.com Staff
The capture of the Qaim border crossing deals a further blow to prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's government.
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a daylong battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials said on Saturday.
Salem-News.com (Jun-15-2014 07:00)
Arab Foreign Ministers to Meet to Discuss Iraq, ISILSalem-News.com
Oil prices have risen to the highest level this year over fears of the violence disrupting exports from OPEC member Iraq.
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
The insurgent offensive that has threatened to dismember Iraq spread to the northwest of the country on Sunday, when Sunni militants launched a dawn raid on a town close to the Syrian border, clashing with police and government forces.
Salem-News.com (Jun-12-2014 15:03)
Iraq Now Open to U.S Airstrikes Against ISIS JihadistsSalem-News.com
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which wants to establish an Islamic caliphate, or state, in the region.
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
As radical Islamist militants surged through Iraq -- and threatened its capital -- U.S. President Barack Obama conceded the turbulent situation demanded significant assistance immediately and over the long-term for the Baghdad-based central government.
Salem-News.com (Jun-03-2014 09:06)
Syrians Head to The Polls Despite Bloody Civil WarKevin Hays Salem-News.com
President Assad still has control to run state television broadcast footage of people queuing to cast their votes in several cities.
(DAMASCUS, Syria) -
Even though a bloody civil war rages on in Syria, the government held areas of the country have headed to the polls to choose their next President, which looks to remain the same.
Salem-News.com (May-31-2014 08:31)
Syrians Working to Preserve Jewish Cultural HeritageDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
A volunteer with the Sabra-Shatila Scholarship Program, Franklin Lamb is in Syria doing research.
(Jewish Quarter, DAMASCUS) -
It’s always encouraging when one comes upon some inspiring human enterprise, here in Syria or elsewhere, that refutes the worn shibboleths and clichés about how this or that group, or this or that religion, hates others and won’t cease targeting them until they are destroyed and burning in Hell.
Salem-News.com (May-09-2014 14:27)
Rights Groups Urge Abbas to Let ICC Prosecute War Crimes Committed on Palestinian TerritoriesSalem-News.com
Amnesty, Human Rights Watch call on PA to resist U.S. and Israeli pressure and apply for International Criminal Court membership.
(TEL AVIV Ha'aretz) - Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday to promptly seek access for Palestine at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-08-2014 01:41)
``Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently``Dr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
The author has also been given eye-witness accounts of events surrounding late April-early May, 2014 from persons who escaped from Raqqa, some of whom now reside in Palestinian refugee camps and elsewhere in Lebanon.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-03-2014 14:37)
Engineering Chaos: Mother Agnes-Miriam Lectures Neo-Cons on their Bad BehaviorSalem-News.com
Syria Solidarity Movement offers this excellent report about a recent visit from Mother Agnes-Mariam.
(MORAGA, Ca.) -
I just went to hear Mother Agnes-Miriam, a Syrian nun dressed in a serious nun outfit, give a talk on the horrible situation that her country finds itself in today.
Salem-News.com (Apr-19-2014 14:39)
The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian CampDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
Yarmouk is a symbol of Palestinian insistence—insistence that the right of return be addressed, insistence that their narrative be recognized, that their need for safety be respected, that their rights be upheld, that they live in dignity.
(YARMOUK PALESTINIAN CAMP, Damascus) -
This observer does not write these words casually.
Salem-News.com (Mar-29-2014 10:26)
Palmyrenes: Risking their Lives to Preserve our Global Cultural HeritageDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
The international community is obligated to preserve and protect, and also, where necessary and where possible to reconstruct the damaged archeological sites...
(PALMYRA, Homs Governorate, Syria) -
This observer, seemingly ever miscalculates life’s realities.