Tag: Syria

A 70-year-old retiree from Tiraspol stands accused of offending the president of Transnistria and “denying the positive role of Russian peacekeepers” in the unrecognised republic, according to public records revealed recently. (More…)

Global media is a battleground. Every country has an army of journalists on standby to defend its national interests – or at least the interests of the people who happen to run the country. (More…)

“The Kurds are the Roma of the Middle East.” I should have seen it coming. The statement, made by a reporter I worked with, was typical of his repertoire. Like many Europeans, they didn’t immediately fit with his idea of the region. (More…)

History was at a standstill. The two months that the German capital was under lockdown made its residents seem as though time had stopped. It felt like the end of the world was nigh. Sidewalks were empty. Stores were closed. The hum of traffic had even disappeared. (More…)

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn’t figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now. (More…)

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia’s Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook. (More…)

It might as well have been a declaration of war. (More…)

As far as band names go, Adrestia couldn’t be better. The goddess of revolt in Greek mythology, it’s astonishing no one used it until now. Leave it to a political punk group from Sweden, with a fondness for vintage death metal, to seize the day. (More…)

Nobody remembers al-Baghdadi. The head of ISIS, who was killed by American commandos in a nighttime raid in Syria, in October, was nowhere to be found. (More…)