After Denmark’s recent steps to deport Syrian refugees, calls for similar measures are now on the rise in Germany; Syrians’ largest European haven. Is Europe steadily abandoning its human rights obligations?
Ten years on from Syria's revolution, it's high time Europeans grasped that Syrians' struggle is also their own, and that Europe's future cannot be roped off from the Middle East's, argues Prof. Joachim C. Häberlen.
Syrian writer and former political prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh talks revolution, Europe’s Syrian diaspora, and being “tragically hopeful” with Le Monde’s Christophe Ayad on the occasion of ten years since the Syrian uprising.
A lawyer representing Syrian victims of crimes against humanity in a German court talks to Al-Jumhuriya about the historic importance of the trial; where he thinks it has fallen short; and what it's like to be in the room while victims confront their former torturers.
Whether in Hitler's Germany, Putin's Russia, or Assad's Syria, fascism is everywhere accompanied by a violent assertion of patriarchy, writes Theo Horesh.
Too rarely does it occur to Westerners, worried about the erosion of their democracies, that refugees from Syria and elsewhere have valuable experience striving for civic values against authoritarian forces.
An essential new book by the only international journalist to have lived full-time in Damascus post-2011 shows the Assad regime’s criminality to be even worse than previously understood.
Scarred by events in their homeland, financially drained, and struggling to learn a new language, Syrian university students in Germany describe the challenges of rebuilding their lives and futures in exile.
A quick English summary of our Arabic news coverage this week.
Disinformation peddled by the Assad regime and its supporters blames Western sanctions for Syria’s economic woes. In reality, sanctions primarily target Assad’s inner circle; it is the regime’s own misrule that causes civilian suffering, writes Bente Scheller.