Much has been written about the findings of the United Nations report into the chemical weapons attack on the Ghouta area outside of Damascus on August 21, but there is one key piece of evidence contained in the report that stands out.
In Lebanon, the despair of refugees forced by conflict to flee their homes in neighbouring Syria is all-consuming. They have found shelter wherever they can – in makeshift camps beside rubbish dumps or bedding down in disused factories – but yearn for the lives they have been forced to abandon.
A Californian surfer was among the more unlikely athletes being sworn into Syria’s team at the Olympic Village today. Swimmer Azad Al-Barazi is more accustomed to the sunny beaches of Santa Monica than the warring streets of Damascus, but he was one of 10 athletes at the country’s official welcoming ceremony this afternoon.
We are sitting around watching the Syrian crisis, while evil is allowed to flourish. Dr. Sima Barmania tells us why this is unacceptable, and has a conversation with one of Assad’s old teachers, Dr. Mousa Al Kurdi.
You might complain about how well-informed the Kony 2012 video is, or criticise it for being condescending. You might ask, as the Indy’s Archie Bland does, whether collective outrage is the best way to call for change. You might focus, as Fox News has, on how the charity that produced the video about the notorious leader of [...]
In Libya, a tyrant turned his guns on his own people. The UN Security Council invoked the “responsibility to protect” and endorsed international military intervention to save the Libyan people from an imminent massacre.
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