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Press Review - 2016

Syria Jarablus: Turkey pounds IS positions ahead of ground operation

Heavy shelling of so-called Islamic State positions has marked the start of a Turkish offensive to drive the militants away from the Syrian border.

24/08/2016

Egypt Readies for Tough Reforms as Gulf Seen Tightening Aid

Gulf considers Egypt too important to allow to fail: Analyst Nation grappling with soaring debt, inflation, currency crunch

24/08/2016

Australia’s lesson in burkini politics

After race riots a decade ago, Sydney embraced the burkini to make Muslims feel welcome on the city’s beaches.

23/08/2016

The Post-Obama Syrian Playbook

The current president is right that America can’t win the war against Bashar al-Assad. Here’s how his successor can avoid defeat.

23/08/2016

Yet to take office, Tunisia's rainbow government faces cloudy future

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's new government promises to be the most inclusive since Tunisia's 2011 revolution, encompassing all six major parties, independents and allies of often hostile trade unions.

23/08/2016

Egypt's Sisi tackles foreign policy issues in lengthy interview

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi gave an interview to state-owned newspapers about different regional issues, including relations with the US, Turkey, and developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

23/08/2016

Voltaire’s burkini

The quest for purity on the burkini issue is probably misguided.

22/08/2016

Turkey's hit list of enemies is growing as Erdogan prepares to buddy up with Putin in Syria

Could it be that the Sultan is thinking of renewing his old friendship with the Lion of Damascus? Be sure that he is

22/08/2016

What's behind meeting between Italian ambassador, prominent leader of Iraq's PMU?

The Italian ambassador to Baghdad official meets with the secretary-general of the League of the Righteous movement, Qais al-Khazali, which reads as clear support for Shiite militias in Iraq.

22/08/2016

A new approach to ending terrorism

In a TV speech, Morocco’s king appeals to the millions of Moroccans living in the West to counter the false arguments of Islamic State that might appeal to disaffected young Muslims and lead them to violent acts.

22/08/2016

Omran Daqneesh’s Face Can’t Fix a War

He is 5 years old and has a name: Omran Daqneesh. People are reacting to his image as they did a year ago to the boy washed up on a beach. Emotions are running high. And then?

19/08/2016

Here’s Why Turkey Could Walk Away From Its EU Deal

Anti-terrorism laws, human rights questions suggest bumpy road.

19/08/2016

Under the gun

An archbishop laments his flock’s flight.

19/08/2016

Will Iraq's Shiite militias flow to Syria after post-IS?

Expelling IS from Iraq will lead Iraqi Shiite militants to volunteer to fight in Syria.

19/08/2016

Morocco is being accused of reviving a quarter-century old dormant war

Twenty-five years after the cessation of hostilities in Western Sahara, liberation movement Polisario Front has accused Morocco of violating the United Nations brokered truce.

18/08/2016

Of war and coffee in Lebanon

Ten years after the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war, coffee vendors reflect on how decades of turmoil have affected their lives.

18/08/2016

'IT BREAKS THE HUMAN': TORTURE, DISEASE AND DEATH IN SYRIA'S PRISONS

An estimated 17,723 people were killed in custody across Syria between 2011 and 2015, with the real number likely to be even higher.

18/08/2016

A former CIA asset has become a U.S. headache in Libya

The United States and its allies can’t figure out what to do about Khalifa Hifter, the Libyan general whose refusal to support a fragile unity government has jeopardized hopes for stability.

18/08/2016

Fractured Land: How the Arab World Came Apart

The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago

12/08/2016

American Muslims and the Politics of Division

The intense focus on Muslims is one part of a broader identity crisis — spanning race, religion and sexuality — that this polarizing election has brought on.

12/08/2016

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