The Obama Administration has condemned the recapture of the town of Qusair from rebels by the Syrian army on Wednesday. Many observers noticed that the statement by White House spokesman Jay Carney was quite hysterical.
On January 30 Kuwait will host the first international donors' conferencefor Syria. The conference will be chaired by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon.
On January 25, Egypt is celebrating the second anniversary of the revolution of 2011, as a result of which, President Hosni Mubarak was ousted and an Islamist party “Muslim Botherhood” came to power.
It is two years since the ouster of Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali set off the domino chain of upheavals known as ‘the Arab Spring’. Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh followed Ben Ali in rapid succession, and now Bahrain and Syria are on the wave’s crest. So what next for the Arab world?
Unveiling the latest State Department report on terrorism in Washington this week, the Department’s counter-terror coordinator Daniel Benjamin said the killing of the US Ambassador to Libya in an attack on the US Benghazi consulate in September became possible after the fall of the Gaddafi regime created conditions for a proliferation of terror groups.
NATO’s military campaign in Libya is remarkable, among other things, for the following two reasons.
Russia and China have vetoed the West’s draft of the UN Security Council’s resolution on Syria providing for tough sanctions against the authorities in Damascus, in case they do not fulfill a number of demands. Russia's permanent representative in the UN Vitaly Churkin has cleared up the Moscow's position: «It was a singularly one-sided draft. Threats of pressure and sanctions were exclusively addressed to the Syrian government. This does not reflect the actual situation in the country».
Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions as the two countries oppose sanctions and want Syrian warring parties to meet for a dialogue.
The leading Western media are purposefully spreading disinformation about developments in Syria, according to that country’s Information Minister Adnan Mahmoud. He said Syria is living through a large-scale democratic change which is being persistently ignored by both Western media and politicians.