1st-7th March 2014
After three years of bloody conflict, leaving more than 140,000 dead, the destruction of entire neighborhoods and millions of refugees on the roads, Assad prepares discreetly his reelection.
The Syrian president has announced nothing about his desire to seek a third term despite opponents, fighters and Western powers claiming his departure. But in the areas of Damascus controlled by the government, preparations are unambiguous.
© Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters. Last month, a rally in the south of Damascus in memory of the victims of the conflict turned into a political meeting where speakers called for a third term of Bashar al-Assad.
Why did the Gulf countries suddenly withdrew their ambassadors from Doha?
Every once in a while, the level of pollution in the Nile rises, which requires halting the drinking water from stations that supply many areas of Egyptian cities because the Nile water no longer meets cleanliness standards. These rises in pollution are often caused by the Nile’s low water level.
Lebanese President Michel Sleimane warned Wednesday, March 5 that the influx of Syrian refugees in his country was an « existential danger threatening the Lebanese unity. » At the opening of a meeting of the International Support Group (ISG) in Lebanon organized at the Elysee Palace, Sleimane called for a greater number of countries hosting Syrian refugees, citing Germany. He lamented that the effort in this regard « is far less than the burden on the shoulders of Lebanon. »
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE take steps after Qatar’s failure to uphold agreement on security and stability of GCC.