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Press Review - 2017

Syrians express 'deep anger' at Turkey for war

"Why did Turkey do this to us?"

16/01/2017

The world needs a new strategy to tackle the migration crisis

Thousands are dying trying to reach Europe. World leaders meeting at Davos should adopt a strategy to stop this unnecessary loss of life.

16/01/2017

In Serbia’s Purgatory for Refugees, There’s Only One Ticket to Heaven

In grim “asylum centers” the only hope and obsession for thousands is to get on “the waiting list” that might, just might, get them into Hungary.

16/01/2017

What you can and must do about Syria

Global stability is at stake if America and its citizens don't do more to help refugees.

16/01/2017

As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips

Aceh Province, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, stands alone in having formally established Shariah law in Indonesia

13/01/2017

On Muslims, swimming lessons, and European secularism

A recent ECHR ruling in favour of Switzerland puts to test democratic and secular principles in Europe.

13/01/2017

Assyrian family shares tale of capture, displacement

A family of Assyrians, one of Syria’s Christian sects, tells Al-Monitor their story of surviving imprisonment by the Islamic State only to lose their son this year to the fighting in Raqqa.

13/01/2017

Mosul Comes Back to Life, Even as the Deadly Battle Goes On

The battle to retake Mosul from the so-called Islamic State is far from over. But the liberated zones feel very liberated indeed.

13/01/2017

Libya's Facebook militias

Reporting from Libya at the moment is a challenge to say the least.

12/01/2017

Will Turkey, Iraq open new chapter in ties?

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Iraq last week has signaled a willingness to improve relations between the two countries after a period of intense.

12/01/2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Two Books About Muslim Identity

Two new books about being Muslim in today’s volatile world.

12/01/2017

President Obama’s farewell speech transcript

The president used his farewell speech in his home town of Chicago to defend his imperiled legacy and press a broad, optimistic vision for the country that seems more divided than ever.

11/01/2017

German politicians demand new deportation centers, more police powers and re-vetting of migrants

Terrorist attacks yield a call for change in the refugees’ utopia — Germany.

11/01/2017

What a ruling on swim classes in Switzerland means for Muslims in Europe

The human rights court in Strasbourg rules that Swiss Muslim girls must swim with boys in mandatory swim class, rejecting their parents' appeal.

11/01/2017

Extremism Under Sisi

His Repressive Policies Have Worsened the Problem

11/01/2017

Jordanians question timing, messages of top military brass

The Dec. 30 BBC interview with Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs­ of­ Staff, raised eyebrows in Amman and prompted local commentators to speculate about the purpose and meaning of Freihat’s statements.

10/01/2017

The Untimely Death of an Iranian Pragmatist

Centrists in Iran will have a harder time without Ayatollah Rafsanjani’s help.

10/01/2017

Ebrahim Raisi: the Iranian cleric emerging as a frontrunner for supreme leader

Many believe the custodian of the Islamic Republic’s holiest shrine is being groomed by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s inner circle.

10/01/2017

Russia-Turkey Alliance Grows in Syria, as U.S. Relations Strain

Russian airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive against the Islamic State in northern Syria indicate a budding partnership.

09/01/2017

Assad says ready to discuss everything, vows to take back all Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government is ready to negotiate on "everything" in proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan.

09/01/2017
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