The 1982 Hama Massacre – 36 Year On – Like Father, Like Son

February 2018, marks 36 years since the infamous Hama massacre of 1982 by the regime of President Hafez al-Assad, father of the current Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. Like father, like son, both have committed grave crimes that has torn the lives of millions of Syrians. During that bloody month nearly 30 years ago, Syrian Muslim […]

Assad appears on Syrian currency for first time

Read original article by Tom Perry and Mark Potter on the Reuters or read below; President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time, his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on Sunday. Central bank governor Duraid Durgham said the 2,000-pound note was one of several new […]

Syria’s Ancient History in Pictures

The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, shown here in the ’20s, is one of Syria’s most famous ancient sites. A man prays above the ancient city of Damascus People shop in the market of the Al-Hamidiyah Souq in Damascus, the country’s largest. Shoppers chat under straw brooms and reed baskets at a bazaar in Damascus. A […]

Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria

“Saydnaya is the end of life – the end of humanity.” (Abu Muhammed, former guard at Saydnaya) In a press briefing Monday 15th May, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones — a career foreign service officer who’s served as ambassador to Iraq and Jordan — presented newly declassified satellite evidence […]