Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Taking extreme measures to fight Islamic influences in Xinjiang province could hurt the One Road, One Belt initiative
When the hype surrounding the Trump-Xi summit turns into a Mar-a-Lago fact on the ground next month, both presidents are ...
The ESCWA Report on Israeli practices: Guterres falls at the first hurdle
- Julie Webb-Pullman
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s first big challenge has seen him falter, and fall.
The resignation of the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Rima Khalaf, under pressure from him ...
Morocco fails in first AU test on Western Sahara
- Malainin Lakhal ماءالعينين لكحل
The Chair of the Kingdom of Morocco was empty during the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) 668th Meeting, held on Monday 20 March 2017, despite an official invitation extended to the kingdom to attend the discussion of briefings on the situation ...
The 'Birth Pangs' of a New Middle East, Remixed
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong, not only about Lebanon ...
The Axis of Resistance Axis triumphs, Israel panics
- Hassan Nasrallah حسن نصر الله
Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on March 18, 2017, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Fatima al-Zahra, Women's Day. Excerpt of the Political Section of the speech.
Today, or (rather) these ...
Through dance I communicate with all cultures of the world: Maher Shawamreh
- Antonietta Chiodo
Let's talk about Palestine, giving the podium to an artist who lives in occupied Palestine. He’s Maher Shawamreh, a dance teacher and director of the school of art in Ramallah. In the interview with us he explains how dance communicates peace by ...
You've Got to Envy the Jews of the World
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
Compared with other minorities — especially the Arab one in Israel — Jews have it so good.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressing the crowd at the vandalized Jewish cemetery in St. Louis in February. Would an Israeli minister ever show ...
A struggle with history: teaching and learning the Palestinian Revolution online
- Karma Nabulsi كرمة النابلسي
The history of the Palestinian revolution has long been overlooked, argues Karma Nabulsi, which is why she has gathered scholars together to design a new course
Part of the spirit of the age … Muhammad Ali visits Palestinian ...
UN report: Israel has established an 'apartheid regime'
- Ben White
Report breaks new ground on the UN's examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word 'apartheid'.
A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established "an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian ...
Egypt 2016: Who was worse, Mubarak, Morsi or Sisi?
- Mamdouh Habashi ممدوح حبشي
2016 was a very difficult year for the Egyptians. Most—both the average man and the political caste—even say it was / is the worst year in the country’s history.
Attacking the “revolution” or uprising of 2011, its aims, ...