Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: a dictator in all but name seeks complete control | Simon Tisdall

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Turkey’s president is unlikely to lose an election that will make him more powerful than Atatürk Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is one of a crop of present-day political leaders who value the respectability an ostensibly democratic election confers but don’t want Läs mer…

The taboo on chemical weapons has lasted a century – it must be preserved | Peter Beaumont

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Whatever you think about action against Syria, it’s vital we uphold the idea that some kinds of killing are beyond the pale At about 5pm on 22 April 1915, French and Algerian troops on the Ypres front in Belgium noticed Läs mer…

We were right to bomb Syria | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Readers respond to the western strikes against the Assad regime The limited bombing of chemical weapons facilities in Syria by the US, France and the UK was proportionate and effective, and killed nobody (Report, 16 April). It was an act Läs mer…

The teachers of Idlib on the impossible struggle to educate their students

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian In a city under siege, schoolchildren take public exams in cellars to escape the shelling, and classes are conducted by WhatsApp. Their teachers describe what it’s like to run a school in a war zone Abdulkafi Alhamdo is an English teacher Läs mer…

Arrival of chemical inspectors in Douma ‘delayed by gunfire’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian OPCW chief says UN inspectors forced to withdraw from site of attack, according to reports A UN security team doing reconnaissance at the site of an attack in the Syrian town of Douma has come under gunfire, the head of Läs mer…

Belgian firms prosecuted over chemicals exports to Syria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Companies say they were unaware of need for permits to export substances, one of which could be used in sarin production Three Belgian companies are being prosecuted for exporting chemicals to Syria, one of which could be used in the Läs mer…

Syria: US in talks over Arab force to replace American troops

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Problematic proposal is backed by national security adviser John Bolton but could worsen conflict The Trump administration is renewing an effort to replace US troops in Syria with an Arab force, but the proposal faces substantial obstacles and could potentially Läs mer…

Let’s banish the term ‘Arab world’. What does it mean anyway? | Neheda Barakat

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Labelling 381 million people from 22 countries as monolithic ‘Arabs’ is misleading and inaccurate Sign up to receive the latest Australian opinion pieces every weekday With conflicts raging on in Syria, Palestine, Yemen and Iraq and a diaphanous calm in Läs mer…

Russia opposes western resolution on Syria at UN – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Russia’s ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, rejects a draft resolution on Syria proposed by the US, Britain and France, calling it ‘untimely’ and ‘unnecessary’ Continue reading…

Why does Syria still have chemical weapons?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Despite destruction of 1,300 tonnes of declared chemical weapons, Assad regime retained capacity and willingness to replenish stockpile Continue reading…

Syrian medics ‘subjected to extreme intimidation’ after Douma attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Doctors say those who treated patients after attack have been told they and their families will be targeted if they speak out The head of the largest medical relief agency in Syria claims that medics who responded to the suspected Läs mer…

France to strip Bashar al-Assad of his Légion d’honneur

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Emmanuel Macron starts process of removing top honour from Syrian leader The French government has begun the formal process of stripping the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, of his Légion d’honneur, as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, seeks to reform the Läs mer…

People ‘very frightened’ to learn of Nazi-style propaganda online, says culture committee chair – Politics live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.01am BST David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, told the Today programme this morning that the government is still not certain whether any Windrush-era citizens in the UK have been Läs mer…

Russia says inspectors will be allowed into Douma

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; News from, The guardian Inspectors due to visit site on Wednesday but US says Russians have already been there with possible intent to thwart fact-finding mission Chemical weapons experts would arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russia said, Läs mer…