In election victory speech, Erdogan says Turkey will advance in Syria

:: Turkey will continue to “liberate Syrian lands” so that refugees can return to Syria safely, President Tayyip Erdogan said in an election victory speech on Monday. Speaking to supporters from the More »

Iraq PM Abadi warns armed groups against stockpiling weapons

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned on Saturday he would not allow militias to stockpile arms, two weeks after a weapons depot belonging to an armed group exploded in Baghdad. At More »

UN’s Yemen envoy to present a peace plan to EU on Monday

:: The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is expected to present to EU foreign ministers next Monday a report on Yemen at a meeting in Luxemburg.. Official Sources confirmed More »

Turkey’s Erdogan, main rival stage final election rallies

:: President Tayyip Erdogan and his main challenger, Muharrem Ince, made a final push for support at rival rallies in Istanbul on Saturday, a day before presidential and parliamentary elections widely viewed More »

Lebanon’s Hariri signals new government near

:: Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he was very close to forming a new government and would hold more talks with the country’s main parties. Foreign donors have said More »

 

Category Archives: Columns

EU is fighting for its life, soul and long-term survival

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: It was not that long ago that Europe was full of confidence, believing it had all the answers to the challenges that humanity faces. The continent has always been a case of mixed fortunes. It

Iran’s crisis is greater than the price of bread

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: After overthrowing the Shah, Ayatollah Khomeini succeeded in one thing: He eliminated the strongest, richest and the most successful state in the Middle East. The regime he built on the ruins of the modern empire

The rewards Egypt does not want

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: Egypt’s position regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has always been based on firm principles and solid grounds. Current conditions, and the gibberish some people have been spreading recently regarding resettling Palestinians in the Sinai, call for

Saving the Innocent

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Children are among the most beautiful blessings in this world. They are innocent, wholesome, pure, sweet beings that see and look at everything through positive eyes. To them, everyone is good, everything is a wonder

Why Assad made a surprise visit to Russia

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The surprise visit of Syrian President Bashar Assad to Sochi this week, and his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a true turning point in the Syrian conflict. It preceded a summit of

Priti Patel exposed the truth about Britain and Israel

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: By now, Priti Patel probably wishes she had devoted her family visit to Israel in August to a round of ordinary tourist sightseeing and downtime away from her busy ministerial work, instead of conducting an

Is Europe on the Verge of a New Era for Far-Right Politics?

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: The rise of far right movements in recent elections in countries such as Germany, Holland and Poland in the wake of Britain’s Brexit decision was recently followed by Austria. The People’s Party (ÖVP), led by

A new page in Turkish-Iraqi relations

Yasar Yakis

By : Yasar Yakis :: Because of the fluidity of developments in the Middle East, almost every actor in regional crises may have opposed another actor at one stage, while having cooperated with them at another stage. This is true

The trials of Netanyahu and Israel’s layered corruption

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Whether or not the corruption scandals hounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lead to his sacking matters little. Though nearly half of Israelis polled in July — well before the scandals took a much dirtier

Egypt’s youth forums do not solve the youth’s challenges

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: One of Egypt’s dilemmas is the mental gap between the reality on the ground and our desires. This gap is widening because of our tendency to build on our own fantastic, unrealistic ideas while neglecting

Disorder in the British foreign policy establishment

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: US President Donald Trump may have trashed all previous records in losing or firing key members of his administration, but British Prime Minister Theresa May is playing an impressive catchup. Her minority government already on

Corruption is corrosive, and Saudi Arabia is right to fight it

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg

By : Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg :: For a long time, organizations such as the World Bank, the UN Development Programme and Transparency International, not to mention respected academics and authors, have thoroughly studied the corrosive effects of corruption. They have

Egypt beware: Daesh militants who survive will have to go somewhere

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: Daesh seems to be shaking before finally falling down. It started a few months ago when different parties felt that Daesh had served its intended purpose and it was time for it to vanish geographically.

Fundamental Saudi shifts and the change coming to the Middle East

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: What will happen now that the strategy of US President Donald Trump on Iran and its proxies has finally converged with Saudi strategy, which has decided that Lebanon’s Hezbollah is the “head of the snake”

An end to the Syrian war, but not to the crisis

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: This could be the last chapter of the Syrian conflict as we have known it for the past six years, but the Syrian crisis has other chapters to follow. In order to end it, the

Why Saad Al-Hariri has done the right thing

Eyad Abu Shakra

By : Eyad Abu Shakra :: For some in “occupied” and “subjugated” Lebanon, the nightmare is over; for others, the country is approaching a regional cliff edge. In fact, Lebanon is going through a second “March 14th” uprising, this time

How Iran tried to turn Arab states into fading ghosts

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: If history is a stage on which the fate of nations is played out, knowing when to step in and when to bow out is of crucial importance. Being in the wrong place at the

America and its inexplicable love affair with guns

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: It has become a matter of a tragic routine in the US, after yet another mass shooting, to embark on a passionate debate about the wisdom of allowing millions of Americans to own and carry

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