As Assad prepares election victory speech, West faces dilemma
Upcoming vote in Syria may be a farce, but it would give Russia and Iran a formal reason to support Assad as a democratically-elected president.
This is how a normal, functioning country operates, one that is concerned with the health of its citizens: A small report in the state-owned Tishrin newspaper revealed that trade ministry inspectors in south Syria confiscated 5,000 cans of hummus with tahini. The reason: The cans did not contain at least eight percent of tahini, as required by law. The same article also reported that the ministry is looking into...
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