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Is this the beginning of the end of the Syrian civil war?

Is this the beginning of the end of the Syrian civil war?

Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian uprising, has been surrendered to government forces. The bloodshed is far from over, but this is a notable sign the tide is slowly turning.

Palestinian Authority's violent new era of stifling free speech

Palestinian Authority's violent new era of stifling free speech

As the Palestinian Authority scrambles to maintain political power, it's engaging in violent attacks on Palestinians expressing dissent. Who does this action really benefit?

Meet the group that defends Israel by condemning it

Meet the group that defends Israel by condemning it

An organisation of Israeli Defence Force veterans is attempting to bring to light the reality of life in occupied Palestine. But they are far from anti-Zionists.

Qatar Airways misogyny is nothing new

Qatar Airways misogyny is nothing new

Not merely does the head of Qatar Airways have a history of sexist comments, his airline is the most misogynist in the world.

Iran proves that Trump can't recognise a good deal

Iran proves that Trump can't recognise a good deal

Donald Trump may have fulfilled his election promise to quit the Iran deal, but he certainly wasn't doing so to get out of a "bad deal".

This is apartheid, plain and simple

This is apartheid, plain and simple

Supporters of Israel hate the apartheid comparison, but which other government does it most resemble?

Secret cables reveal Bishop likely knew Gaza conflict would escalate

Secret cables reveal Bishop likely knew Gaza conflict would escalate

Correspondence released by DFAT shows diplomats warned that more deaths were likely during upcoming demonstrations in Gaza. Turnbull and Bishop have remained largely silent.

#HaveDied: New York Times causes fury over report of Israeli killing

#HaveDied: New York Times causes fury over report of Israeli killing

Journalists are condemning headlines from both The New York Times and CNN which leave Israel out of the news entirely.

There's fat chance the US, France and UK actually want Assad gone

There's fat chance the US, France and UK actually want Assad gone

Is there any likelihood that the Atlantic alliance really wants Assad removed? It seems unlikely, considering they wouldn't know how to replace him.

Did the missile attack on Syria really happen?

Did the missile attack on Syria really happen?

Western military attacks on Syria's chemical weapons sites serve little purpose, are entirely incoherent, and part of profoundly flawed interventionist urge that plays out as ritual that may as well be fake.