Why Frans Timmermans lost the EU presidency and a unknown candidate won!

Frans Timmermans was the “dreamed” candidate of Western Europe (the favorite of Juncker), when the EU elections were held, the social democrats (he is member of the PvdA), won in the Netherlands, amazing, after their huge loss, recently, when the parliamentary elections

De Oeigoerse Jihadisten in Syrië

Veel aandacht is er de afgelopen tijd besteed aan de Oeigoeren, in de Nederlandse en andere westerse media. Opeens zijn de Oeigoeren het middelpunt van de westerse aandacht, waarom? Uit democratische redenen, of humanitaire redenen? Nee in geen geval, de Oeigoeren zijn

How sanctions destroy Syrian life; a meeting with Heike Weber in Damascus

During my visit to Syria, I met Heike Weber, a German lady from Berlin, who lives nearly for forthy years in Syria. She lives in a very beautiful “Syrian style” house in the Christian area of Damascus – called Bab Touma. She