Druze

Assad Fires Prime Minister as Syria’s Economic Crisis Grows Worse

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad fired Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Thursday without explanation as Syria’s economy teeters on the edge of a meltdown and public anger spirals out of control, shaking a brutal regime that seemed to have consolidated its grip on power with Russian and Iranian assistance after a decade-long civil war.

Western leaders now say Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must be involved in peace talks. Photograph: Vahid Salemi/AP Photo

Golan Druze Leader: UN Claim Of Hardships A Total Joke, We Have Good Life Here

TEL AVIV – A leader of the Druze population in the Golan Heights refuted a United Nations statement accusing Israel of imposing economic and social hardships on his community, saying it was “a total joke” and that the UN should instead concern itself with real human rights violation such as those happening in neighboring Syria.

Israelis walk near a sign for tourists showing the distance to Damascus and Baghdad among other destinations at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on March 10, 2016. Israel and Syria have formally been at war for decades though the demarcation line between them had …

Israeli Druze Call on Benjamin Netanyahu to Bomb Islamic State

Israel’s ethno-religious Druze community is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to bomb Islamic State jihadists in Syria who continue to encroach upon Israeli territory. Not only are they moving closer to Israel, ISIS fighters are also threatening the Syrian Druze community, who remain dangerously vulnerable to an assault, Israeli Druze leaders warned.

Netanyahu (Reuters)