Tag Archives: Syria

March 19, 2012

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: unlikely candidates for intervention

The Assad regime has been blaming bomb attacks in Syria over the past year on al-Qaeda and the Opposition, painting a false picture of those opposing the regime are nothing but terrorists. Now, with the latest bomb attacks in the …

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March 1, 2012

Why did Qatar give $250 million in financial aid to Hamas?

On 27 February, Hamas officials announced that Qatar was giving the group $250 million to help build infrastructure in the Gaza Strip—the Territory currently governed by Hamas. This is all speculation, but these are the reasons why I think Qatar …

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February 23, 2012

Not just sanctions, but intervention in Syria is needed

A United Nations investigation has found that ‘crimes against humanity’ were ordered by the highest levels of the government and military in Syria. This comes amid yesterday’s news that two Western journalists were killed in Homs, an attack which increasingly …

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