Articles from September2016

Book review – The Poisoned Well


The Poisoned Well               Empire and its legacy in the Middle East by Roger Hardy Published by Hurst & Co ISBN 9781849046398 Price £20.00 hardback   Almost fifty years after Britain and France left … Continue reading

Category: Travelog

QABOOS: Peace prize material?


Sultan Qaboos for Nobel peace prize Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

Turkey: 11,000 teachers suspended for suspected PKK links


The Turkish government has suspended more than 11,000 teachers over suspected links to outlawed Kurdish fighters. The move came as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey was conducting its largest ever operation against PKK fighters in the country’s southeast. “We … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

SYRIA: death by ‘unknown hand’ toll continues to rise


In late August, as Turk­ish forces massed to strike into northern Syria to seize the strate­gic town of Jarabulus to block a drive by Syrian Kurds to es­tablish an independent enclave on Turkey’s southern border, the com­mander of a rebel … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

Palestinian leadership: Hanging in the Balance


Palestine has slipped low on the official Arab agenda since the Arab Spring of 2011 and the events it unleashed. True, headlines in the region were briefly dominated by successive Israeli assaults on the Gaza Strip in 2012 and 2014, … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

ISIL accused of genocide against Yazidis


The US State Department has accused ISIL of committing genocide against the Yazidi community when it retreated from several villages and cities it controlled in northern Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters left … Continue reading

Category: Interviews

SYRIA: US blames Russia for UN aid convoy attack


The targeting of a  UN aid convoy delivering food relief to a rebel-held area near Aleppo marked the end of the  week-old ceasefire brokered by Russia and the US. The deal  collapsed with a new surge of Syrian government bombing. … Continue reading

Category: Featured


Planète terre végétale

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia will be among a group of countries to benefit from a  Green Climate Fund allocation of  $378 million to support green investments by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under the Bank’s Green … Continue reading

Category: Business

Omani journalists imprisoned


Omani injustice journalists jailed Continue reading

Category: Featured