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Syria: The stories the corporate media do not tell

This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka By Ameen Izzadeen It is good journalism when the media become the voice of the voiceless, the watchdog and the fifth estate. Often shoddy journalism is referred to as bad … Continue reading

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Syria: Whoever wins, the civilians lose

The Syrian government troops’ victory in Aleppo against the rebels and the western powers’ concern over civilian casualties may appear all too familiar to Sri Lankans. The allegations now being hurled at the Syrian troops are similar to the ones … Continue reading

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End of the road for Syria: Division of country looms

By Ameen Izzadeen A ceasefire for Syria may seem a boon from the genie that appeared from Aladdin’s ring. But the genie that comes from the lamp is more powerful and could disrupt the ceasefire and set the stage for … Continue reading

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Russia in Syria: Fears of world war

By Ameen Izzadeen Russia means business in Syria. Within a week of launching airstrikes against rebel positions in Syria, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea on Wednesday fired 26 missiles, targeting what Moscow called terrorist positions. But the United States … Continue reading

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War on IS the mystery monster

By Ameen Izzadeen Thirteen long years after the terror attacks on the United States, it appears that the war on terror will go on till kingdom come. Well, President George W. Bush said so when he started the war on … Continue reading

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Caliphate: Hysteria or history in the making?

By Ameen Izzadeen On the first day of Ramadan as Muslims worldwide began their month-long fasting period, the Islamic State (IS) which was until then known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced the formation of a … Continue reading

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Syria: Seek a win-win solution for suffering millions

By Ameen Izzadeen The people of Syria have suffered enough in the past three years for no fault of theirs. The civil war has killed more than 162,000 Syrians and left more than 9 million people displaced. It is time … Continue reading

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