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Press Review - 2017

Hosni Mubarak Is a Free Man

"I was in Tahrir Square the day the strongman fell. Knowing what we know now, the former dictator seems positively gracious and big-hearted"

27/03/2017

Syria fighters 'take control' of IS-held airbase near Raqqa

A US-backed force of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State group (IS) near Raqqa

27/03/2017

Idlib — more than Raqqa — may be decisive Syria fault line

Russian-Turkish agreement under strain in key northern city

27/03/2017

Libya Can’t Save Itself

As fighting heats up between rival armed groups and Russia increases its involvement, a power vacuum threatens to tear the country apart

24/03/2017

Ahead of presidential vote, Khamenei attacks Rouhani’s economy

During Iranian New Year speeches, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani painted starkly different pictures of the Iranian economy, which is turning out to be a weak spot for the president’s re-election campaign

24/03/2017

Five Myths About Syrian Refugees

Separating Fact From Fiction

24/03/2017

US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said

23/03/2017

Crude nature of Westminster attack suggests limited Isis network in Britain

Jihadis are using vehicles to commit atrocities as military defeats degrade their ability to mount anything more ambitious

23/03/2017

The terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists

Prisoners tell of solitary confinement and maltreatment after being caught up in ‘Kafkaesque’ media purge

23/03/2017

The Power Struggle for the Throne and the Saudi ‘Reset’ With Trump

Intrigue and war could complicate the budding romance between Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration

23/03/2017

Yazidis who suffered genocide are fleeing again, but this time not from the Islamic State

“We feel like a toy in the hands of the politicians,” Khalaf Bahri, a Yazidi religious sheikh, said

22/03/2017

The Race to Raqqa Could Cost Trump Turkey

The anti-Islamic State fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara and disrupt the plan to take back the terrorist group’s de facto capital.

22/03/2017

Trump won’t allow you to use iPads or laptops on certain airlines. Here’s why.

From Tuesday on, passengers traveling to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will not be allowed to have iPads, laptops or any communications device larger than a smartphone in the cabin of the plane

22/03/2017

Kurdish Militia — Deal to Allow Russian Base in Northwest

The Kurdish militia YPG says it has agreed to the establishment of a Russian military base in the Afrin canton in northwestern Syria

21/03/2017

The coming Iran-US confrontation in Iraq

With the operation to seize Mosul from the Islamic State coming to an end, it appears that Iran and the United States are on the path to a showdown in Iraq

21/03/2017

Why is Pakistan's Musharraf on TV?

Pakistan's controversial former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, has launched a television show commenting on current affairs.

21/03/2017

Erdogan wants Balkans as 'leverage' on Europe: expert

Turkey is seeking to gain more influence in the Balkans. DW's Darko Janjevic spoke with Erdoan Shipoli, a US-based expert on Turkey and the Balkans, about what this means for the European Union.

20/03/2017

ISIL after Mosul: Insurgency and rivalry

As the battle for Mosul reaches its final stages, what we are witnessing is ISIL's transformation, not its demise.

20/03/2017

‘There is nothing here but dust’: What Afghan deportees face after years as refugees in Pakistan

About 260,000 undocumented refugees have been pushed into the country by Pakistan in recent months.

20/03/2017

Will Egypt put term limits on Al-Azhar grand imam?

Proposals to amend Al-Azhar University's internal regulations are angering senior scholars who might be replaced if the plans are approved.

17/03/2017
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