Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Macron’s attack on Islam reveals “intolerance and hatred,” says Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman

Steven Sahiounie November 09, 2020 29 Oct 2020 – The beheading of a teacher in France elicited inflammatory remarks from President Emmanuel Macron, which in turn has been met with an Arab boycott of French goods and outrage by the Muslim world. Macron is accusing Muslims of separatism and is introducing a new bill to crack down on this sin against French […]

Environment a victim of war in Iraq and Syria

Environment a victim of war in Iraq and Syria

June 16, 2020 The war in Syria, now in its sixth year, has been ferocious and deadly. In 2016, the death toll was estimated at 400,000. In Iraq, the fight against the Islamic State (IS) has destroyed cities and displaced around 3.3 million people. Yet beyond the immediate consequences of these conflicts, the environmental degradation in both countries could have a far-reaching impact. Originally posted […]

The Middle East: A complex re-alignment

The Middle East: A complex re-alignment

By Conn M. Hallinan November 27, 2019 The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities – sometimes for new ones – and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey’s recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may […]