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U.S. financial regulations increase starvation

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 5:21 pm | Franklin Lamb

As of May 15, 2016, according to Save the Children and an assortment of UN agencies and NGO’s, nearly 7 million people are displaced within Syria, half of them are children and more than two million of the youngsters are at risk of becoming ill, ... More >>

The Responsibility to Protect?

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:44 pm | Franklin Lamb

Can Responsibility to Protect (R2P) preserve our cultural heritage in Syria? Franklin Lamb Beirut This month’s Trafalgar Square exhibition in London of a digitally modeled replica of Syria’s 2000 year old Roman Triumphal Arch at Palmyra (Tadmor), which ... More >>

Restoring Our Cultural Heritage in Syria

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 3:43 pm | Franklin Lamb

Restoring Our Cultural Heritage in Syria —the Debate Over Why, How, When, by Whom, In What Order, & Who Pays? Intensifies! Franklin Lamb Beirut “It was a place to connect to your history, to your identity and to tell others, who were not from ... More >>

Iran and Russia join the global alliance

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 3:30 pm | Franklin Lamb

The Islamic Republic of Iran announced this week that it is ready to take part in the restoration of archeological monuments damaged or destroyed by ISIS terrorists in Palmyra (Tadmor), which was named one of the six UN World Heritage Sites in Syria ... More >>

Why is Lebanon holding Hannibal Gaddafi hostage?

Monday, 4 April 2016, 3:25 pm | Franklin Lamb

Why is Lebanon holding Hannibal Gaddafi hostage? Franklin Lamb Beirut As of this week, following his arrest on December 15, 2015, Hannibal Gaddafi, one of seven children of Moammar Gaddafi and his Widow Safia Farkash, has spent, without a scintilla of ... More >>

Why I bought 4 Syrian children off a Beirut street

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 12:29 pm | Franklin Lamb

This observer confesses to having purchased four children near Ramlet el Baida beach recently from a stressed –out Syrian woman. I am not sure if she was as she appeared to be or was from one of human trafficking gangs which operate widely these days ... More >>

Syria’s Truce Bodes Well for Salvaging our Cultural Heritage

Monday, 14 March 2016, 10:20 am | Franklin Lamb

The Arch of the Temple of Baal, for nearly 2,000 years the center of religious life in Palmyra before ISIS (Daesh) destroyed in on 8/31/2015. More >>

Syria’s Truce Bodes Well for Salvaging our Cultural Heritage

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 12:24 pm | Franklin Lamb

The Arch of the Temple of Baal, for nearly 2,000 years the center of religious life in Palmyra before ISIS (Daesh) destroyed in on 8/31/2015. More >>

Social Control is emerging as ISIS (Da’ish) motive

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:53 am | Franklin Lamb

Social Control is emerging as ISIS (Da’ish) motive for erasing our Cultural Heritage in Syria Franklin Lamb Damascus It is widely recognized that the damage done to our cultural heritage in Syria and to the heritage of those who will follow us, cannot ... More >>

Political Salafism Has Failed Lebanon’s Palestinians

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:29 pm | Franklin Lamb

Political Salafism Has Failed Lebanon’s Palestinians. Will Jihadist Salafism succeed? Franklin Lamb Burj al-Barajneh Palstinian camp, Beirut Following the June 6, 1982 Yawm an-Naksa (‘day of the setback’) of the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian ... More >>

Beirut’s Explosion

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:40 am | Franklin Lamb

Beirut’s Explosion: The Sunni-Shia Bellum Sanctum Returns to Hezbollah’s Security Zone Franklin Lamb Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian camp, Beirut More >>

Syria’s ‘Monument Citizens’ taking risks

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 9:57 am | Franklin Lamb

Syria’s ‘Monument Citizens’ taking risks saving the future of our past Franklin Lamb Damascus More >>

Is Putin Iran’s “Senior Partner” in Syria?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10:04 am | Franklin Lamb

I first personally experienced the fast rising tide of “Syria loves Putin” sentiment in this country at Lebanon’s Masnaa border crossing the other day. While waiting for my visa to be stamped in my passport I chatted about recent developments in Syria ... More >>

Franklin Lamb: Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ in Syria

Monday, 5 October 2015, 12:11 pm | Franklin Lamb

Confronting ‘Looting to Order’ and ‘Cultural Racketeering’ in Syria by Franklin Lamb Damascus October 3 2015 More >>

Franklin Lamb: Sanctions targeting Iran and her students

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 4:21 pm | Franklin Lamb

How AIPAC-OFAC are working to maintain sanctions targeting Iran and her students Franklin Lamb Tehran More >>

33 years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8:23 am | Franklin Lamb

33 years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Takfiri calls for “Intifada!” waft from Lebanon’s camps More >>

Return to Ma’loula

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 7:56 am | Franklin Lamb

As of today, approximately 900 Christians and 50 Muslims from the pre-2011 population of 5000, of whom 80% were Christian and 20% Muslim, have returned to Ma’loula, their 90 AD ancient village that many consider the second most historic Christian ... More >>

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 5:13 pm | Franklin Lamb

Wadi al Nasera (Valley of the Christians) encompasses approximately 40 picturesque Christian hamlets in western Syria, located amidst the green plush rolling hills between Homs and the Lebanese border. Thirty of its villages are Christian, four ... More >>

The noose is tightening around Syria’s Palestinians

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 11:41 am | Franklin Lamb

Several credible reports this week from Palestinian refugees in Syria and Europe, the latter among those who by various means managed to escape the Syrian conflict with their lives, illustrate the increasing pressure and dangers Palestinians are ... More >>

If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?

Monday, 6 July 2015, 9:43 am | Franklin Lamb

This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Da’ish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. More >>

 

 

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