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Syrian Denies Army Deployment in Druze Area amid Tension between Jumblatt, Damascus

deployed army units to the Druze-dominated Chouf mountain amid a rise of tension between Syrian and Dru Syrian officials have denied that Damascus has deployed army units to the Druze-dominated Chouf mountain ... said that Syrian army units were deployed in the mountain, southeast of Beirut, after Druze leader ...

18/05/2010 - 19:42 - comment 0

Druze-Bedouin clashes kill 15 in Syria

Clashes between Druze and Bedouins in southern Syria ... in southern Syria, between Druze and Bedouin living in the area – the Bedouin backed by rebel groups – killed ... of Swaida said 13 Druze were killed in the clashes, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group ...

18/08/2014 - 07:09 - comment 0

Down from the mountain: Druze in Syria show growing resistance to Assad

in neighboring Hawran . In recent days, pro-uprising Facebook pages have featured tributes to Druze army ... The Druze-majority province of Swaida in southern ... The Druze-majority province of Swaida in southern Syria has been one of the calmest regions in the country during ...

Editor's Choice - 09/01/2013 - 09:01 - comment 0

Regional Druze Leaders Urge Conscientious Objection to Military Service in Israel

man who had rejected the compulsory service. The Druze said that he would not serve in an army ... three Druze have refused to serve in the army and have been sentenced to prison since the Amman ... called for Arab-Israeli Druze to stand by the Palestinians by refusing to serve in the army, or at least ...

18/05/2010 - 19:07 - comment 0

Lebanese Gov’t Cracks Down on Christian Opposition following Maronite-Druze Reconciliation

Scores of followers of former army commander Gen. ... Scores of followers of former army commander Gen. Michel Aoun and members of the Lebanese Forces were ... to the Druze area in 200 years.   The visit was described as historic, in light of the deeply rooted enmity ...

18/05/2010 - 19:10 - comment 0

Israel supreme court authorises Druze to visit Syria

but is also still technically at war with Israel.     Druze who are reservists in the Israeli army ... of the country's Druze community for the first time to make a pilgrimage to Syria, which is officially at wa Israel's supreme court authorised members of the country's Druze community for the first time to make ...

18/05/2010 - 14:08 - comment 0

Lebanese Druze Call on Brethren in Israel to Revolt

Lebanese Druze Muslim leaders called Sunday on Druze ... Lebanese Druze Muslim leaders called Sunday on Druze living in Israel to practice civil disobedience and to join in the Palestinian uprising.  "We call on the Arab Druze community in Israel to take ...

19/05/2010 - 10:30 - comment 0

Divided Druze Wield Power Exceeding Their Numbers

army.   Because the Druze are seen as more of a model minority, they are courted by Israeli ... A recent conference of Druze leaders in Amman, at which participants called on the Israeli Druze community to dodge military service, highlighted ...

18/05/2010 - 17:55 - comment 0

Six Injured in Israeli Druze Village

injured Friday in the Druze village of Daliat Al-Carmel as resident clashes with the police after th Six people, including two Israeli policemen, were injured Friday in the Druze village of Daliat ... quoting Army Radio.   The other four included two of the village residents as well as two cameramen ...

18/05/2010 - 19:41 - comment 0

Lebanese Druze Leader Holds Talks with Assad, Lahoud Meets with Maronite Patriarch

Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a vehement ... Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a vehement critic of the mass arrests of Christian anti-Syrian ... by AFP.  Assad had pledged his full support to Lebanese President Emile Lahoud and army commander ...

18/05/2010 - 17:55 - comment 0