Former instructor at Istanbul University. Ashkar is a Founding Member of the Association of Syrian Refugees, Human Rights Activist and Journalist. He currently lives in Michigan, USA.
Asma Assad selling Syria’s antiquities to the highest bidder
The name of Asma #Assad appears in every major project in the capital #Damascus and #Syria as a whole
Assad starves Syrians to bring them to their knees
The economy has never ever been worse than it is these days with the #Syrian Pound hitting an unprecedented low
The shameful fall of Syria’s Aleppo 6 years ago
December 15, 2022 marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of #Aleppo to the #Assad regime
Hafez Assad’s ‘Corrective Movement’: Mother of Syria’s evil
Fifty-two years ago, #HafezAssad staged a military coup with the goal of ruling #Syria forever. His son #BasharAssad is paving the way for his own son
News Report | First consultative meeting of Syrian Americans held in Washington DC
The participants agreed that Syrians themselves must first be willing to set aside their differences and become a united front for their efforts to have any chance of succeeding
Hafez Assad’s ‘Liberation’ War: The 49-year-old lie
"There are still many mysteries and speculations concerning the 1973 war with Israel," writes Yasser Ashkar
Saad Fansa: A Syrian writer, photographer and excavator
"I could NOT accept the killing of innocent people and demonstrators demanding [...] a better life," says #SaadFansa to #SYRIAWISE
Opinion | Assad’s pop-up in Aleppo: A message in all directions
"But the most important question for the Syrian people in this regard is whether Turkey also gave the visit its green light," writes Yasser Ashkar.
Opinion | Assad family: Perfecting the art of perversion and abduction
"... both [Hafez and Bashar Assad] relied on repression, refusal of peace, and brutal bloodshed," writes Yasser Ashkar.
Syrians mourn the loss of TV reporter Shireen Abu Akleh
During 25 years, Ms. Abu Akleh inspired many young people to pursue their own careers in journalism with her courageous and diligent coverage
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