Syrian NGOs have often been the sole source of information for the Western media when it comes to reporting alleged atrocities within the country. Why is it then that so many of these NGO are either funded or based entirely in the West?
Syrian tanks have started to pull out of the restless city of Homs, report opposition activists. Meanwhile, Arab League observers, who were met by a rally of some 70,000 people in Homs, say their first day in Syria was "very good."
Claims that armed extremists are fighting in Syria are backed by some foreign journalists working on the ground. Independent journalist Thierry Meyssan tells RT how efforts by some forces to turn the conflict into a full-scale civil war are failing.
Dozens of new civilian deaths are being reported in Syria as a group of 50 Arab League monitors arrives to assess the implementation of a peace plan. But are media failing to distinguish between civilians and armed insurgents?
The explosions in the heart of Syria were an attempt to force the Syrian regime to clamp down on protesters before the very eyes of the Arab League Observers, who are just beginning their peacekeeping mission, journalist Ibrahim Alloush told RT.
Arab League monitors are starting their observation mission in Syria in the hope of salvaging prospects for peace in the conflict-torn country. Western nations and some others are increasing their pressure on Damascus and say the regime is doomed.
The Syrian opposition says 5,000 have been killed during a nine-month crackdown, with more than 250 civilians killed in two last days alone, calling for UN protection from “acts of genocide.” But researchers say the information is tough to verify.
A coordinating group has arrived in Syria to lay foundations for observers from the Arab League to visit the restless land. For Damascus, this long-expected visit may become its final diplomatic battle, RT’s Marianna Belenkaya reports from Syria.