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Press Review - 2016

A Free-Speech Fatality

Knowingly or not, the [Jordanian] government contributed to a wave of incitement and public outrage against Mr. Hattar.

30/09/2016

'Syria is bleeding': Aleppo facing war's worst humanitarian crisis, UN says

East Aleppo is ‘well into terrible descent into pitiless and merciless abyss’, United Nations official said, as Russia refused to stop bombing but considered ‘pause’

30/09/2016

Saudi Arabia Has Ways to Hit Back at 9/11 Lawsuit Effort

Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions.

29/09/2016

Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to children

For the girls, it is Barbie dolls. The boys love footballs, cars and teddy bears

29/09/2016

Egypt: Serious Abuses in Scorpion Prison

Inmates Isolated, Beaten, Denied Food and Medicine

29/09/2016

Remembering Shimon Peres, the Israeli patriot who believed in peace

Shimon Peres was an optimist. Not somebody who believed that everything would be okay at the end of the day, but someone who trusted that if you do the right things, you can change a situation for the better

28/09/2016

Russia aims to turn Aleppo into another Grozny

A broken ceasefire in Syria benefits the jihadis

28/09/2016

The Children of Aleppo, Syria, Trapped in a Killing Zone

They cannot play, sleep or attend school. Increasingly, they cannot eat. Injury or illness could be fatal.

28/09/2016

The first Trump-Clinton debate: Beware these foreign policy myths

On matters of foreign policy, the gulf in experience between Trump and his adversary Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state, is particularly pronounced

27/09/2016

Defiance on the dancefloor: clubbing in the birthplace of Boko Haram

A spirit of hedonism is sweeping through Maiduguri as party-loving young people try to forget war and rebuild their lives

27/09/2016

Ahmadinejad 'advised not to seek re-election in Iran'

Iran's Supreme Leader has warned former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against running in next year's presidential election, state media report.

27/09/2016

A soliloquy on Syria

Four more months, and it’s somebody else’s problem from hell.

26/09/2016

Jordanian writer shot dead as he arrives at trial for insulting Islam

Nahed Hattar killed outside court in Amman where he was being tried for sharing an Isis-themed cartoon on Facebook.

26/09/2016

Refugee children get little education in Europe

In Greece, the average migrant child has been out of school for a year and a half.

26/09/2016

Reinvention of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood involves women — and Christians

The Brotherhood has rebranded itself after years of pressure from the Jordanian government that pushed it to the brink of dissolution.

21/09/2016

Can Libya find unity through oil?

Click here to read the article (al-Monitor)

21/09/2016

We failed in Libya – but going in was the right thing to do

Parliament’s assessment of the coalition’s actions is inaccurate in several respects. Military action prevented a repeat of Syria and kept Isis at bay.

21/09/2016

The aftermath of Turkey’s failed coup threatens its ties with Western allies

A surge of Turkish anger about reactions of its NATO allies in Europe and the United States to the failed insurrection has challenged alliance trust and ties.

21/09/2016

Racing to the finish line, ignoring the cliff: The challenges after Mosul

he military campaign is still far from finished, but it is becoming increasingly likely that the present coalition of Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Peshmerga, Hashd ash-Shaabi (or Popular Mobilization Units), an assortment of local militias, and a generous dose of Western assistance and support will recapture the city

20/09/2016

Can Iraq and Syria be fixed when the fighting stops?

CIA director John Brennan was not being overly dramatic when he expressed doubts last week about whether Syria and Iraq "can be put back together again" after "so much bloodletting" and "destruction".

20/09/2016

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