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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Higher purpose

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... countries, including war-torn Syria. "I am not tired; these are the best days of my life," Senad Hadzic (right), 47, said when reached by phone on a Saudi mobile number. He said he had covered some 5,700 kilometres in 314 days of walking through Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan as his pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city in southwestern Saudi Arabia, and carried ...

  2. News - World

    Briefs, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... a border zone in Syria's al-Raqqa province. Rebels hold two other crossings on the northern border with Turkey and a third border point would strengthen their control in the north. Reuters ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria, was second on the list compiled by the US' independent Congressional Research Service, and France third. The report came just weeks after international negotiators failed, after ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - MIDDLE EAST

    Eyewitness account of the Syrian uprising

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... down and being unable to get to her feet again. Yazbek had been to the most dangerous places in Syria and recorded how the people were resisting, and what their rulers were doing to them. She ... of what she saw and heard between March 25 and July 9 last year. It is depressing that Western governments seem much more likely to send their military might into Iran than into Syria ...

  5. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    China and Egypt enter new era of co-operation

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Mursi trip ends with vow of more co-operation and opposition to intervention in Syria China pledges loyalty to new Egyptian rule China and Egypt vowed to enhance political co-operation in regional affairs and oppose military intervention in Syria, as Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi wrapped up a three-day visit in Beijing. In a joint communiqué ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Syria hand-wringing shows up West's decline

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by JASWANT SINGH

    ... Jaswant Singh says their national interests no longer shape global affairs as they did Syria hand-wringing shows up West's decline Syria's agony has generated a variety ... that are bedevilling efforts to end the violence. Whereas Syria denies political freedom to its citizens, it tolerates significantly more social freedom than many other Arab countries, particularly Saudi ...

  7. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been criticised by the West and several Arab nations. China, along with Russia, has stymied efforts by the UN Security Council to address violence in Syria, vetoing three resolutions over ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... Javier Solana warns of dangerous spillover effects if the domestic sectarian conflict is not pacified Common ground must be found over Syria The feeling is growing stronger by the day that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is approaching a tipping point. The international community must think seriously about how to minimise the dangers inherent in Syria's domestic ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESTINATION

    Eat, play, love- Beirut

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am by OMAR MOUALLEM

    ... but mostly Beirutis, shopping and dining in a city suffering a devastating tourism season. After all, conflict is still raging nearby, about 85 kilometres away in Syria, and also in Lebanon itself, ... is small- about a third of the size of Taiwan- it takes just 45 minutes to drive from the western edge to Kab Elias, a town close to the eastern border with Syria. Our only public-transport option, ...

  10. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the heart of the regime. The defection of Hijab, made prime minister to garner support from Sunni Muslims, could deepen sectarian splits. Syria is fast becoming a powder keg that could explode ...




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