Middle East update: March 8 2018

SYRIA Yesterday the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that pro-government forces had split Eastern Ghouta in two, but today the word is they're only "poised" to split it in two, so I guess the SOHR jumped the gun a bit. On the other hand this new report is coming from the rebels, so they … Continue reading Middle East update: March 8 2018

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Middle East update: February 24-25 2018

SYRIA On Saturday, the United Nations Security Council finally managed to get everybody on the same page and unanimously voted to establish a 30 day humanitarian ceasefire in Damascus's battered Eastern Ghouta suburb. The fighting there started again on Sunday: A new United Nations resolution demanding a cease-fire across Syria appeared to have little effect … Continue reading Middle East update: February 24-25 2018