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Please note:  There are a number of perspectives on the current crisis in Syria and Lebanon. The US media tend to offer one perspective that is not shared by our partners. We post here additional news sources and links that provide a broader perspective of what is happening in the two countries, by those who have some experience in the region. We encourage all our followers to take in what views are offered and to think critically, pray, and share with one another, that we might clarify the truth in any matter.


The New York Times

American newspaper with worldwide influence and readership; has more Pulitzer Prizes than any other newspaper.

The Daily Star (Beirut)

Middle East newspaper in English, which covers the entire region; edited in Beirut.

Al Jazeera is an online English language news site, featuring Middle East articles; affiliated with the 24-hour English language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Qatar.

Al Masdar News [AMN] is an online English language newspaper covering the Middle East; various international news sites [BBC, Newsweek, The Independent, NY Times, Bloomberg] indicate a pro-Syrian government stance

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)

SAMS: The Syrian American Medical Society is a non-profit, non-political, professional organization of Syrian American medical professionals who volunteer time in Syria. Their website ( provides news and updates on their work in Syria and other countries.

Syria Comment

( a blog written by American academic Joshua Landis about Syrian history, politics and religion. He heads the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in the Middle East and is an expert on Syria.