Paul Adrian Raymond is an independent journalist and Arabic translator based in London. He has reported from Turkey and the West Bank for McClatchy Newspapers, Reuters, the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian.

Pro-democracy activists are banding together in an online campaign to stop the shipment of tear gas canisters to Bahrain, where government forces have transformed the gas into a mortal weapon.


Syria’s government has dropped incendiary weapons on civilians on more than 50 occasions, according to NGOs. Survivors of an attack near Aleppo share their harrowing stories.