Author Archives: CJ Radin

Lebanon

Syria fires on Lebanon: Lebanese seethe, government mum


Syria

Rebels loyal to the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front and the Al Yarmuk Brigade captured a strategic military base south of Damascus. Crowds gathered in Damascus for the funeral of a pro-government cleric killed in a suicide attack earlier this week. Alawites opposed to President Assad met in Cairo to plot an alternative to his […]


Lebanon

Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced the resignation of his government amid disputes over upcoming parliamentary elections. The resignations exacerbated sectarian tensions fueled by the fighting in Syria.


Myanmar

Security troops restored calm after martial law was imposed to quell three days of rioting between Buddhists and Muslims which left 32 people dead. The violence is the latest sign of worsening tensions between Muslims and Buddhists in the country.


Myanmar

Myanmar declared a state of emergency as anti-Muslim rioting spread. More than 20 were killed as hundreds, including Buddhist monks, rampaged through Muslim neighborhoods.


Syria

Muslim Brotherhood Holds Sway Over Syrian Opposition


Syria

Both opposition leaders and the Assad regime denounced the killing of a prominent Sunni cleric yesterday in a suicide attack on a mosque in Damascus. The UN also condemned the attack. President Assad said his troops would “wipe out” extremists. The EU remained divided on whether to supply arms to the rebels.


Somalia

Will $5M bring down tweeting, rapping US jihadi?