Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Syria

Islamic State leader’s death being cast as a milestone against terrorism. Truth is muddier

Celebrating ISIS leader’s death in US raid as big victory ignores past experience.

Video of chopper on fire mid-air is not of CDS Rawat’s helicopter, it’s a 2020 clip from Syria

The video was shared by a journalist in February 2020. It shows a Syaad Mi-17 helicopter being hit by a missile fired allegedly by Turkish and Al Qaeda- backed militia over Syria.

As Syria begins normalising relations with neighbours, a look back at bloody 10-year conflict

Syrian civil war has killed over 4 lakh people. Secy of State Antony Blinken has said US does not support efforts to ‘normalise relations’ with Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Committed to Syrian-led political process for peace and stability in region — India at UN

Indian envoy T.S. Tirumurti expressed concern over the involvement of external actors in Syria and noted territorial integrity was important for long-term stability in the country.

‘Every day is war’ – Life in Syria after a decade of conflict and violence

Violence and destruction have reshaped the lives of millions of Syrians since the start of the Syrian Revolution in March 2011.

The West should help Turkey end Syria’s civil war, Erdogan writes

The Joe Biden administration must stay true to its campaign pledges and work with us to end the tragedy in Syria and to defend democracy.

India is gifting 2,000 metric tonnes of rice to Syria as humanitarian assistance, says MEA

In response to a request from Syria, India has already handed over a consignment of 1,000 metric tonnes of rice and will send the remaining by next week.

Why so many Syrian women get divorced when they move to Western countries

This is not an indictment of refugee women as much as it is an indictment of Syrian society. And President Assad is being compelled to change laws now.

Why Trump’s troop reduction in Iraq is good for Iran, Russia and Syria

Trump's move to cut troop levels in Iraq to 3,000 will embolden the Islamic State and give Iranian leaders a strong talking point. But it won't save blood or treasure.

Bolivian President tests positive, Italian mafia profits from pandemic & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland | Bloomberg Photo

Davos meetings are full of potential but rarely full of solutions

Time and time again, Davos has fallen victim to a lack of focus and actionable unifying vision. Individual and collective interests have remained unreconciled. 

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.