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Syria’s truce and the race for Syria’s war – Decoding political talks in the Levant

SHAFAQNA - Syria entered a truce Friday set to last a whole two weeks, allowing for a much needed humanitarian reprieve. The question on everyone’s lips: will it hold, and more importantly – what kind of resolution will it achieve for the…

Syria ceasefire goes into effect, terrorist groups excluded

SHAFAQNA-The US-Russian truce deal on “cessation of hostilities” in Syria came into effect at midnight Damascus time. The ceasefire does not apply to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Al-Nusra, or “other terrorist organizations”…