A ‘death stare war’ in Hangzhou turned into the Syria deal

by Rashmee

Posted on September 11, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


The Syrian conflict is not over yet. The ceasefire has not yet begun but the …

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Palmyra is one of Putin’s and his Spetsnaz Special Forces’ Syria achievements

by Rashmee

Posted on April 3, 2016


Palmyra, which the Syrian army (helped by Iranian and Hezbollah forces) recaptured on Sunday, March …

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Refugees from Germany more grateful than the ones flowing in, eg the Dhnies

by Rashmee

Posted on March 30, 2016


Judith Kerr’s ‘Bombs on Aunty Dainty’ is a remarkable account of what it means to …

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#Turkey #SyriaRefugees Can Mr Erdogan use anger as a political tool?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 13, 2016


Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, may be the man to do what no one has …

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Cash for work: The big plan at tomorrow’s London Syria aid conference

by Rashmee

Posted on February 3, 2016


Tomorrow (February 4) is the annual Syrian aid conference in London and Germany will float …

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Rome talks on Isil will add urgent Libyan Question to the tangled Syrian one

by Rashmee

Posted on December 12, 2015


John Kerry will be joining Sunday’s Rome talks and presumably, there will be some clarity …

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On refugees, Angela Merkel has been nothing like that ugly new verb, Merkeln

by Rashmee

Posted on August 29, 2015


The migration issue – and Germany’s remarkable response to it this week – means it …

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What does it mean that Raqqa in Syria and Derna in Libya are twin cities?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 20, 2015


It’s been five months since Derna threw in its lot with ISIL – an opportunistic …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK