Kerry’s sorrows are unspeakable
- MK Bhadrakumar
The United States has called for trying Russia for committing war crimes in Syria. The Secretary of state John Kerry said in Washington on Friday, “Russia and the (Syrian) regime owe the world more than an explanation… These are acts that ...
Murder of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar: Who pulled the trigger?
- Sharmine Narwani شارمين نرواني
On September 25, prominent Jordanian journalist and thinker Nahed Hattar was shot dead at close range by an extremist as he walked into Amman’s Palace of Justice to face trial for “insulting Islam.”
Our blood is one [in the same]" ...
Between Guernica and Aleppo
- Yacov Ben Efrat יעקב בן-אפרת يعقوب بن افرات
For more than a week, Syrian and Russian aircraft have bombarded and terrorized the city of Aleppo, killing men, women and children. Assad ordered an aerial and infantry assault to win the war. Ground troops composed of Iraqi militiamen, the Iranian ...
Who is Fetullah Gulen?
- Jonathan Steele
Latif Erdogan was the leader's second-in-command - now he's convinced that the cleric is behind last week's failed coup bid. Why?
Debate is raging in Turkey over what role, if any, self-exiled Islamic cleric Fetullah Gulen and his throngs ...
The Kurdish question, then and now
- Samir Amin سمير أمين
The political chaos that dominated the scene in the Middle East is expressed among other ways by the violent rise of the Kurdish question. How can we analyse, in these new conditions, the scope of the claim of the Kurds (autonomy? independence? unity?)? ...
Amid An Atmosphere Of Islamophobia, Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History As First Hijabi On Team USA
- MintPress News
‘I’m hoping we can change direction a little bit and see Muslims in more of a positive light and try to combat the negative imagery that we are shown every day,’ Ibtihaj Muhammad, Team USA’s first hijab-wearing athlete, said ...
Erdogan’s Checkmate: CIA-Backed Coup in Turkey Fails, Upsets Global Chessboard
- Eric Draitser
The failed coup in Turkey last week was a political and geopolitical earthquake as it has the potential to fundamentally alter the Middle East, NATO, and potentially the balance of power globally. But while the implications of the recent developments ...
Thoughts on the Coup Attempt in Turkey
- Patrick Armstrong
There is still a lot that is murky about it, the most murky being US involvement and foreknowledge, but I believe some conclusions can be drawn.
1. There was a real, home-grown coup being plotted against Erdoğan. ...
Turkey: The Sultan of (Emergency) Swing
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Amidst an astonishing, relentless, wide-ranging purge that shows no signs of abating, with 60,000 – and counting – civil servants, academics, judges, prosecutors, policemen, soldiers jailed, fired, suspended or stripped of professional ...
Rift between Turkey and US widens after the coup attempt
- Salman Rafi Sheikh سلمان رفیع شیخ
Turkey is warming up to Russia hoping Moscow will prevent the creation of Kurdistan if it facilitates Russian flow of gas. It has also shown willingness to work with Iran to stabilize the region. Turkey’s focus has dramatically shifted from the ...