The Wall. It was April 1968. I was nine years old. The Wall was seven. I just arrived to Berlin with my parents. I was deeply impressed with what I saw. Houses with doors and windows walled in, telling the story of families that lived there and had to fly suddenly or stay and get […]

Syrian opposition to boycott Geneva talks – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary: Syria’s opposition will not participate in proposed international peace talks in Geneva next month, its leader has said. “The National Coalition will not take part in any international conference or any such efforts so long as the militias of Iran and […]

Assad vows response to Israeli attack – Middle East – Al Jazeera English. Summary:  Syria’s president tells Lebanese TV station he has received shipment of arms from Russia and will defend his country. Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said his country will respond to any Israeli attack on its soil. In an interview to […]

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery. The website is reacting. At the beginning of May, it reversed a decision not to remove a video which showed a man being beheaded as it did not break the social network’s policy. After that, the […]