Syria army at gates of ISIS-held town on road to East: monitor

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Syrian army has reached the last ISIS-held town on the road to its besieged garrison in the east ......

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

Friday, 03 March 2017

Damage to the World Heritage site of Palymra by ISIS militants may be less than earlier believed, ......

Palmyra to-and-fro is like watching ‘Tom and Jerry’: Syrian opposition

Friday, 03 March 2017

Syria’s opposition refused Thursday to hail the Damascus regime’s recapture of Palmyra ......

ISIS pulls back from Syria’s Palmyra

Thursday, 02 March 2017

ISIS militants withdrew from much of the Syrian oasis city of Palmyra overnight, a monitor said ......

ISIS is not just lurking; it is preparing for the long haul

Monday, 23 January 2017

Dr. Theodore Karasik is a Washington DC-based analyst of regional geo-political affairs. He received his Ph.D in History from UCLA in Los Angeles, California in four fields: Middle East, Russia, Caucasus, and a specialized sub-field in Cultural Anthropology focusing on tribes and clans. He tweets @tkarasik.


Photos: ISIS destroys part of Roman theater in Syrian town of Palmyra

Saturday, 21 January 2017

ISIS militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument ......

ISIS destroys part of ancient Roman theater in Palmyra

Friday, 20 January 2017

ISIS militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria’s ......

US files first case against ISIS to recover antiquities

Friday, 16 December 2016

The United States filed a suit in court on Thursday to recover an ancient serpentine ring and gold ......

Coalition strike destroys ISIS weapons near Palmyra

Friday, 16 December 2016

US-led coalition aircraft have destroyed heavy weaponry seized by ISIS when they retook the Syrian ......

Palmyra and Aleppo, bloody new chapters in the Syrian war

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Maria Dubovikova is a prominent political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs. She is president of the Moscow-based International Middle Eastern Studies Club (IMESClub), expert of Valdai Club and RIAC (Russian International Affairs Council). Twitter: @politblogme


Horrific photos from Hama: Russian, Syrian forces perpetrate a new massacre

Monday, 12 December 2016

Airstrikes killed 85 civilians including dozens of children in Oqayrabat village in the central ......

ISIS re-enters Palmyra as Russia strikes intensify

Sunday, 11 December 2016

ISIS regained control of the city of Palmyra in the Homs governorate on Saturday while Syrian regime ......

ISIS downs jet near Palmyra, 2 Russia pilots killed

Saturday, 09 July 2016

Two Russian pilots died near the Syrian city of Palmyra when their helicopter was shot down by ISIS ......

Syrian regime troops looting Palmyra: German expert

Wednesday, 01 June 2016

A leading German cultural heritage expert on Wednesday charged that Syrian regime troops are looting ......

Implications of Russia’s presence in Syria

Friday, 27 May 2016

Dr. Halla Diyab is an award winning screen-writer, producer, broadcaster, a published author and an activist. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Leicester. She carried out research in New Orleans, USA while working on her thesis “The Examination of Marginality and Minorities in the Drama and Film of Tennessee Wil-liams”. She holds an MA in Gender and Women Studies from the University of Warwick. She has written a number of scripts for TV dramas countering religious extremism and international terrorism resulting in her being awarded Best Syrian Drama Script Award 2010 and the Artists Achievement Award 2011. She is a regular commentator in the Brit-ish and international media and has recently appeared on Channel 4 News, BBC Newsnight, BBC This Week, CNN, Sky News, Channel 5 News, ITV Central, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio 4, to name a few. She is a public speaker who spoke at the House of Commons, the Spectator Debate, Uniting for Peace and London’s Frontline Club. She has worked in Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Syria and is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic culture. As a highly successful drama writer, she has been dubbed ‘one of the most influential women in Syria’ in 2011. She also produces documentary films for UK and international channels. She is also the Founder & Director of Liberty Media Productions which focuses on cross-cultural issues between Britain and the Middle East. She can be found on Twitter: @drhalladiyab