Syrian President Assad’s return to the Arab League ends years of war crimes vilification and denial. Additionally, the outlet investigating narcotics trafficking in Ecuador.
After being shunned for 12 years for his crackdown on protests that pushed Syria toward civil war, President Bashar al-Assad has returned to the annual Arab League summit. The process of rehabilitating al-Assad – spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman – took years of public relations, manipulation, photo ops and sidelining history.
Arwa Damon – Former Senior International Correspondent, CNN
Faisal Al Yafai – International Editor, New Lines Magazine
Nabih Bulos – Middle East Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times
Sarah Hunaidi – Human rights defender
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Andersson Boscán – Founder and Editor-in-Chief, La Posta
Manel Palos-Pons – Assistant Professor of Journalism, San Jose State University
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