How Saudi Arabia is trying to erase Yemen's history
- Ghada Karmi غادة كرمي
The war in Yemen is heading towards its fourth year, its only tangible result so far being the gradual destruction of the country and its people.
The Old City of Sanaa in 2001 (AFP)
Ostensibly, it is being fought to restore the rule of Yemen's ...
MbS embarks on crusade to win back the Arabs
- Fausto Giudice Фаусто Джудиче فاوستو جيوديشي
Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman sits on an ejector seat. Put in the saddle by his Alzheimer’s-stricken dad after the ejection of the previous putative heir, Prince Mohamed bin Nayef, he knows very well that the clan leaders can at any ...
Saudi regime survives but enters the Time of troubles
- MK Bhadrakumar
In a sensational disclosure quoting “intelligence sources”, former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer wrote in the Financial Review newspaper on Sunday that the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered on October 2 ...
What the media aren’t saying about Jamal Khashoggi
- John R. Bradley
As someone who spent three decades working closely with intelligence services in the Arab world and the West, the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi knew he was taking a huge risk in entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ...
Khashoggi was no critic of Saudi regime
- As’ad AbuKhalil أسعد أبو خليل
Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Tom Toles, The Washington Post
Egypt: How French arms were used to crush dissent
A scathing report
- Amnesty International منظمة العفو الدولية
Since the 25 January 2011 uprising, part of the ‘Arab Spring’, a series of tumultuous political events in Egypt has been accompanied by waves of brutal repression, leaving thousands dead and injured. While condemning the violence, many ...
EXCLUSIVE: Jamal Khashoggi 'dragged from consulate office, killed and dismembered'
- David Hearst
Turkish sources tell MEE they know when and where the missing Saudi journalist, last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was killed
CCTV footage shows Khashoggi arriving at the consulate on 2 October (AFP)
Jamal Khashoggi was dragged ...
Address to the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN
- Hassan Rouhani حسن روحانی
Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 25 September - 01 October 2018).
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said “unilateral sanctions ...
- Abdelbari Atwan عبد الباري عطوان
Israel’s set-up in the skies over Latakia could prove to be a big mistake
Following the accidental downing of a Russian military reconnaissance plane off Latakia and the killing of the 15 crew members who were on board, and the signing ...
When the battle for Idlib is over, where will the fighters who have sworn never to surrender go next?
- Robert Fisk
The Syrian army was trained to fight in hills – for the final battle for Israeli-occupied Golan, rather than the final battle for Nusrah-held Idlib. Golan is presumably still to come
Wars are dodgy things to predict. And the ...