Archive for March, 2018

We celebrate Reza Shahabi’s release today and prepare for tomorrow

March 16, 2018


Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has announced that Reza Shahabi was released on March 13, 2018. Please see below the Vahed Syndicate’s statement. (more…)


The who’s who of the Syrian civil war is fiendishly complicated.

March 13, 2018

20171022-screenshot-35444a7b3-imageDiagrams linking who is fighting with who against whom don’t help either. They just end up looking like bowls of spaghetti.

Start with the easy bit. Islamic State. No one likes it and no one is allied to it and it’s lost most of its territory anyway. It’s also been fighting almost everybody at one point or Another.


Kurds say Syrian city of Afrin is being ‘ethnically cleansed’ by Turkish military

March 13, 2018


Hospitals are struggling to save those caught up in airstrikes and shelling, many of them young children, in a city under siege. (more…)

Turkey accused of ethnic cleansing by Kurds in Afrin

March 12, 2018