Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Syria: fear and loathing in the business community

Seven months after the start of protests, with at least 3000 civilians killed and more than 10 000 arrested, abused and tortured, the largely peaceful uprising against the Syrian regime is hanging in the balance. Although defections from the army … Continue reading

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Syria: Assad changes Minister of Defense ahead of showdown with Davutoğlu; Ali Habib out – Dawood Rajiha in

According to SANA President Bashar al-Assad appointed General Dawood Rajiha, the current army chief of staff to the position of minister of defense. According to SANA the changes was part of “the consecutive steps announced by President Bashar al-Assad recently”. … Continue reading

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Syria: Ramadan massacres spreads condemnation against the regime of Bashar al-Assad to GCC, Arab League and Saudi Arabia

Up until the attack on Hama the day before the holy month of Ramadan condemnation against the Syrian regime had been limited to the ‘usual suspects’ – USA, EU and Turkey. But with Hama the UNSC deadlock suddenly unlocked with … Continue reading

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