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Press Review - 2016

Fallujah, again

Why retaking the jihadist stronghold has become a priority

27/05/2016

Battle for Fallujah: The risk of a sectarian backlash

Shia militias taking part in offensive on ISIL-held Iraqi city have been accused of sectarian acts.

27/05/2016

For the love of Lebanon, elect a president

It is time for the Lebanese to have a country that reflects the dynamism and creativity of its people, and that flourishes as a model of successful co-existence and a unique gateway between the West and the Middle East.

27/05/2016

Tunisia’s Muslim Democrats

The country’s moderate Ennahda party leaves political Islam behind.

27/05/2016

Arab Press Review, May 26

Headlines from Arab Newspapers

26/05/2016

Iraq: Christians who fled ISIL fearful to return home

As anti-ISIL operations near Mosul continue, many are sheltering at camps in Iraq's Kurdish region.

26/05/2016

France protests after Egypt expels Catholic daily's correspondent

France has expressed "deep regret" over Egypt's expulsion of the correspondent of Catholic daily La Croix and RTL radio.

26/05/2016

ISIS on Europe's doorstep

How terror is infiltrating the migrant route.

26/05/2016

Iran's New Assembly Chair Shows Who Really Won the Elections

Despite weeks of reformist spin about the spring election results, the decision to name a notorious hardliner as head of the Experts Assembly shows that Khamenei is intent on making life even more difficult for President Rouhani's camp.

26/05/2016

Arab Press Review, May 25

Headlines from Arab Newspapers

25/05/2016

Arab Press Review, May 24

Headlines from Arab Newspapers

25/05/2016

In Syria’s Mangled Economy, Truckers Stitch Together Warring Regions

Trade between Islamic State, the Assad regime and others continues despite war, leaving it to drivers to crisscross dangerous front lines

25/05/2016

U.S. Strike on Taliban Leader Is Seen as a Message to Pakistan

Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment was said to favor Mullah Mansour as the group’s new leader.

25/05/2016

IS conflict: 50,000 Iraqi civilians 'at great risk' in Falluja

The UN has said it is very concerned about the fate of some 50,000 civilians in Falluja, where Iraqi forces are battling so-called Islamic State.

25/05/2016

Saudi’s three great pillars are showing cracks

Three main pillars bind Saudi Arabia together: oil, the ruling Al Saud family and Islam. Reforms are preparing the Middle East’s largest economy for the end of a reliance on the first. But they could have a destabilising knock-on effect on the other two.

25/05/2016

Egypt’s Long History of Air-Disaster Denial

Will the Egyptian government come clean about EgyptAir Flight 804? The past isn’t encouraging.

25/05/2016

Arab Press Review, May 23

Headlines from Arab Newspapers

24/05/2016

Leaders of the world’s two largest faiths reconciled with a hug and a kiss

"This meeting is the message," the pope told the imam, Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb

24/05/2016

Erdogan vs. the world

With Recep Tayyip Erdogan closer than ever to total authority, the world is going to have to deal with an increasingly confrontational Turkish president

24/05/2016

Opinion: We Are Leaving Political Islam

Will Ghannouchi’s announcement that the Ennahda party does not associate itself with “political Islam” start a serious debate in our region that discusses the damage that political Islam causes?

23/05/2016

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