Western howls of outrage over the Ghouta siege ring hollow – we aren't likely to do anything to save civilians
- Robert Fisk
How can we complain when we will not ourselves deal with the armed Islamist opposition to Assad (I am not at this point talking about Isis) or try to arrange our own ceasefire, even with Russian help? After all, we’ve been arming these ...
Sochi Conference on Syria: No place for feminists
- Maya al-Rahabi ميّة الرحبي
The feminist struggle can’t be separated from the democratic struggle, writes Maya Rahabi, explaining why Syrian feminists boycotted last week’s Sochi conference.
“As a feminist movement, you should go to Sochi, ...
We will not allow the history of our peaceful and non-violent activism to be dismissed
Statement by Iranian women’s rights activists
- Various Authors - Versch. Autoren -Muhtelif Yazarlar-مؤلفون مختلفين - نویسندگان مختلف
300 Iranian women’s rights activists, both women and men, issued following statement
Not a single day has gone by over the past year, without peaceful protests in Iran. Frustrated workers protesting unpaid wages, teachers protesting their work ...
German weapons for Egypt
CAIRO/BERLIN (Own report) - Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo ...
We urgently need a polylogue about “Islamic” terrorism
- Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
The narrative on “Islamic” or “Islamist” terrorism must urgently transform itself into a polylogue, involving all actors on the ground. In particular, we the Muslims should communicate to the world what “Islamic” terrorism ...
Egypt: looking back at a carnage
- Rabha Attaf رابحة عطاف
This was the deadliest attack Egypt has experienced in its recent history. The toll is heavy: 305 dead including 27 children, and 128 wounded, according to the Egyptian authorities.
On this Friday, 24 November, 2017, while the faithful were praying ...
Seventy Years of the New York Times Describing Saudi Royals as Reformers
- Abdullah Al-Arian عبد الله العريان
In honor of Thomas Friedman's latest love letter to the ruling dynasty in Saudi Arabia, here is seventy years worth of the New York Times describing the royal family as reformers.
The article describes King Saud as “more ...
Televised speech on the latest developments in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, 20 November 2017
- Hassan Nasrallah Хасан Насралла حسن نصر الله
Televised speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General, His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday November 20, 2017, in which he tackled the latest developments.
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I seek refuge in Allah ...
- Maged Atef ماجد عاطف
The Peninsula has become a breeding ground for terror. This article from last March explains why and how, allowing to uderstand the context of the recent slaughter at the Al-Rawdah mosque [Tlaxcala's Note]
After decades of relative calm, El-Arish, ...
Saudi Arabia Regional and Global Linkages
- James Petras
Saudi Arabia has built a powerful network of regional and local political, military and economic relationships incorporating a shared extremist-religious affiliation. As a result, despite its reputation as a backward despotic clerico-monarchy with an ...