What does recent violence in Syria have to do with Hamas-Israel conflict?
04 November 2023 | 3:42 pm
Syria's civil war is at a stalemate, but this month the country has seen some of the worst violence in years. Could Syria's dictator and his Russian ally be using the Gaza crisis as cover to commit war crimes?
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As Middle Eastern countries again accept Bashar Assad's control over Syria, India is beginning to renew its ties with Damascus in order to build strategic influence in the region.
On 17 August 2023, popular protests over the high inflation rate and deteriorating economic situation in Syria erupted in the Druze majority city of Al-Suwayda, with hundreds of participants. These grew, and by 20 August, thousands of protesters chanted slogans demanding the downfall of Assad regime.
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Threats, defamation, and even physical attacks are a daily occurrence for many teachers in Germany. Dealing with the situation is becoming a major challenge.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says "a red line" was crossed when an Eritrean protest in Tel Aviv turned violent.
Manipur has long dominated women's football in India, but that success has been jeopardised by violent outbreaks. It remains to be seen if women's football can get back on track and play a part in unifying the state.
Nine years of war in Yemen have displaced millions of people. As negotiations drag on in Saudi Arabia between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognised government, the humanitarian situation in Yemen remains dire. Only 30 percent of required aid is currently being provided, according to the UN. In Marib, a city that serves as a refuge for millions of Yemenis, some live in extreme poverty, while others just manage to scrape by. Our team on the ground reports.
Israel's Supreme Court has opened the first case examining the legality of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial judicial overhaul, lurching towards a showdown with the nation’s far-right government. The latter has split Israel in two ever since it announced plans to reform the country’s judicial system, which would see the Supreme Court weakened.
Coming off what has been considered a successful G20 summit, India is building on its position as a neutral partner to countries with competing interests.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is mainly populated by Armenians but internationally recognised as lying within Azerbaijan's borders. A particularly bloody conflict in 2020 enabled Baku to recover a large part of the territory. Both countries have been accused of committing war crimes over the years.
Syrian President Bashar Assad is due to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. China has long provided diplomatic support to Assad's regime, and could play a role in reconstructing war-battered Syria.
Not for the first time, EU leaders are facing growing calls to take a firmer line with Azerbaijan. With a gas deal in place and myriad geopolitical considerations, hopeful Armenians shouldn't hold their breath.
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