Public issues

The Shadow Economy in Syria

The most prominent reason for the emergence of the shadow economy in Syria is the adoption of the liberal market policies and the continuation of the developmental decline of social segments and sectors that was the cornerstone to the growing of the shadow economy in Syria. That was in conjunction with several reasonsmost notably are : GDP growth rates because ...

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Organ Trafficking… A Threat on Social Peace

How heartless have those “humans” trading with organs of other humans, young or old, become? How far did their unconsciousness and indifference to other people’s feelings reach? Some “humans” reached a point where they are kidnapping children, murdering them and taking out their guts to sell them for a bunch of money? What kind of religion or faith might be ...

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The Role of Terrorist Groups in Promoting Drugs in Syria

In recent years, terrorists have been promoting narcotics in Syria, whether through trafficking to secure funding for their terrorist operations, or to promote abuse to facilitate the recruitment of fighters after brainwashing them for exploitation. In a statement made by an officer in Damascus to the Syrian newspaper Al – Watan, (5167) kg of weed were seized last year. This ...

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O Syrian, Know the Damages of Drugs

Drugs are harmful to the individual and society, but their spread among members of society is considered one of the most dangerous things that must be taken care and caution of, by using all means to control this dangerous phenomenon, and with the help of all concerned to protect society and individuals from it. This results in achieving a straight ...

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Human Trafficking and its Danger on Children – Syria as an Example

The phenomenon of the sale and purchase of human beings, especially children, and women and what is related of complementary activities is spreading in most countries for the purpose of exploitation by the trafficker or others. Trafficking in human beings may occur in one country or between more than one country, and human trafficking is considered a crime against the ...

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Slavery to the teacher’s knowledge

At early stages in schools, we are taught that “I shall be a slave to the one who teaches me even a single letter”. The connotations of this phrase might be interpreted in so many different ways. If it is meant that we should treat our teachers with respect and reverence, it would be a good thing because this would ...

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The silent crime

Besides the cruelty of the war, the large-scale devastation and the miserable conditions at their refugee camps, the refugees or those who had to leave their homes are now at risk of yet further calamities. At every turn and corner of their tragic journey, they might fall victims to the mushrooming rings of organized crime. A plethora of ruthless human-traffickers ...

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Education and the vicious circle in Syria

The handing down of  knowledge and experience from one generation to another has always been an intrinsic feature of almost all  human communities. This process is endless and would continue to be practiced as long as there are societies aspiring for progress and development. Education is an essential part of this process. And in as much as food and nutrition ...

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