Blogger Eliot Higgins charts the unreported news from parts of Syria where no journalist would sensibly visit " ..." sings Frank Zappa in his song Brown Moses. That may be why chose the name for his where he charts the unreported news from parts of Syria where conflict is so brutal no journalist or aid worker would sensibly visit. With a background in finance and administration and speaking no Arabic, Mr Higgins was already monitoring YouTube and Twitter for videos and stills of the internal war before he was made redundant last October. Now, [...]
Arab Democratic Party leader Ali Eid and his son, politburo chief Rifaat, are residing at a maximum security compound in Damascus, close to Bashar Assad’s presidential palace in the neighborhood of Mohajrin, The Daily Star has learned.