Tag: Syria

  • Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Earthquakes rock Türkiye and Syria: Syrians forced to fend for themselves 

    Death toll rises up to 47,000, while the Syrian Civil War and Western sanctions prevent aid delivery to millions of victims in Syria A magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Türkiye and Syria last Monday February 20th, only a fortnight after the region was devastated by a 7.8 tremor. More than 47,000 deaths have been confirmed so…

  • Opinion: The Trouble With Syria

    Opinion: The Trouble With Syria

    The Syrian Conflict raises some important issues, some would say contradictions, in how the West conceptualises democratic transition. The Assad regime has committed to holding a referendum on Article 8 of the Syrian Constitution in two weeks. The article has heretofore prevented any genuine democratic dialogue, with Assad’s secular socialist Ba’ath party, representing an Alawate…

  • Opinion: Seeking Shelter from the Refugee Storm

    The High Court of Australia has ruled Julia Gillard’s proposed ‘Malaysia swap deal’ unconstitutional and boat people continue to be smuggled into Australian waters. A local Auburn resident who has been caught up in the political refugee storm is left wondering, why all the fuss? Maya* sought refuge with her family eight years ago in…