DAMASCUS – According to the Syrian government, the worst of the war is over. New businesses are opening, domestic tourism is booming and investors are slowly trickling back into the country. (More…)
Author: Nour SamahaNour Samaha is a freelance journalist based in Beirut. She has been covering the region for over a decade, and has reported from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Egypt. Her work has appeared in Al Monitor, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Newsweek Middle East and the Atlantic.
Despite its official policy of non-intervention, Israel has taken on a very proactive role in Syria, working to establish an Israel-friendly zone in Quneitra, akin to its strategy in southern Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War. (More…)