Moscow, SANA – Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov stressed condemnation of the US aggression on the Syrian territories, describing it as a violation of the international laws. In an interview with Russia Today TV, President Kadyrov warned against the schemes hatched by the Western states against Syria, saying that …Read More »
Who Will Govern Libya Later This Year?
By Shehab Al Makahleh • Can Saif al-Islam Gaddafi unite Libya with the support of the country’s numerous tribes? Understanding the three key actors in the Libyan Civil War is critical during the coming months. Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is pushing his Operation Dignity forces …Read More »
America, China and North Korea Show Off Military Hardware Near the Korean Peninsula
Is it the military-industrial complex version of The Apprentice or a march to war? By Adam Garrie • War may or may not be approaching in North Korea, but what is a certainty is that the region has become a kind of military testing ground where the US, China …Read More »
Moscow at the Center of Middle Eastern Affairs
By Shehab Al Makahleh • On April 20th 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss a number of bilateral issues, with special attention given to the fight against international terrorism “in the context of Syrian settlement”, …Read More »
Muslim Youth Protect Jordan’s Churches on Easter in Solidarity
The solidarity initiative brought together people from around the country. Following the bomb attacks on two churches in Egypt last week, Muslim youth activists in Jordan vowed to protect Christian places of worship on Easter Sunday. Kazem Kharabsheh, an organizer of the solidarity initiative that saw people from …Read More »
Will New US Administration Dislike of History Lead to Second Korean War?
By Shehab Al Makahleh • What does history have to do with Donald Trump and his presidential decisions and his possible move on the Korean Peninsula (that may lead to the Second Korean War and more)? What we know so far is that his Secretary of State Tillerson dislikes …Read More »
Six Years on War in Syria: What Are the Real Reasons?
By Shehab al-Makahleh • March 16 marks the 6th anniversary of a war that has been described as the worst the world has seen in 50 years, and one that resulted in the death of more than 350,000 and the displacement of more than 12 million. Syria, the Cradle …Read More »
Erdogan’s ‘Yes’ is a Political Loss
By Shehab Al-Makahleh • As Turks cast their votes in historic referendum on constitutional changes, both domestic and foreign public, media and analysts are weighing pros and cons of either outcome. According to latest exit polls Turkish voters have handed President Erdogan sweeping new powers. The ‘Yes’ campaign won 1.25 …Read More »
Attack Against Syria and the Region Speaking Up
As the US Tomahawk missiles were raining on Syria, the entire Middle East was shaken to its core. Here, even the name itself – Syria – triggers extremely complex and often contradictory sets of emotions. To some, Syria is synonymous with pride and a determined struggle against Western …Read More »