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Syria: In the face of crackdowns against Sunni-protesters Hamas sends mixed signals to the regime of Bashar al-Assad

As reported today by International Herald Tribune the relationship between Hamas and the regime of Bashar al-Assad has become strained during the weeks of crackdowns against, mainly, Sunni protesters. This Saturday Al Hayat, an influential pan-Arab newspaper claimed that Hamas … Continue reading

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Syria: playing the sectarian ‘card’ – the regime of Bashar al-Assad

Before the uprising reached Syria international media focus was on the modern, UK-educated and likable president and his vougesque wife.  Their popularity with the Syrian public and the view that the Assads were frustrated reformer held back by hardliners, together … Continue reading

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