Middle East

02.05.2016

Yemeni Government Suspends Participation in Peace Talks

Yemeni Government Suspends Participation in Peace Talks

Human Wrongs Watch Despite the positive atmosphere of the Yemeni peace talks which prevailed during the past few days, the United Nations envoy for Yemen on 1 May 2016 announced that the Government’s delegation… »

01.05.2016

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

US presidential elections: A view from the Middle East

Although the era of US global hegemony is coming to a close, the Middle East – more than most regions – is still reeling from the nasty last jabs of that Empire in decline.  It is little wonder, then, that the US presidential election season is scrutinized carefully in all… »

30.04.2016

Syria: ‘Human Toll and Suffering Are ‘Sickening’ – UN Relief Chief

Syria: ‘Human Toll and Suffering Are ‘Sickening’ – UN Relief Chief

Human Wrongs Watch With hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, millions of people displaced and countless families torn apart, the UN relief chief on 28 April 2016 described the human toll and suffering in Syria… »

30.04.2016

Stop U.S. Intervention in Syria

Stop U.S. Intervention in Syria

The war in Syria appears to be heating back up.  A surprisingly widespread “cessation of hostilities” had reduced violence considerably for several weeks.  But U.N. sponsored peace talks got nowhere fast, with rebel factions insisting that the Assad government must go or they will keep on fighting.  Now all sides… »

21.04.2016

No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas – Nor Elsewhere

No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas – Nor Elsewhere

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* This is part II of a two-part series of reports focusing on the impact of climate change on the Middle East & North of Africa region, ahead of the signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement, on 22 April 2016 in… »

21.04.2016

Live from Damascus: The Syrian election results

Live from Damascus: The Syrian election results

Live from Damascus: The Syrian Election Results By Ken Stone “Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party and its allies have won the majority of the votes in the recent parliamentary elections in the country, official results show.  The Syrian electoral commission announced late Saturday that the National Unity coalition, comprising the ruling party… »

20.04.2016

Will the Middle East Become ‘Uninhabitable’?

Will the Middle East Become ‘Uninhabitable’?

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* This is the first of a two-part series of reports focusing on the impact of climate change on the Middle East & North of Africa region, ahead of the signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement, on 22 April 2016 in… »

19.04.2016

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

We conducted a short interview with renowned Turkish Ebru artist Atilla Can about UNESCO’s celebration of his work, and appreciate his cooperation. Here my video about the three Ebru artists we have interviewed up to now [readers unfamiliar with Ebru can think marbling, the swirling decorative art once commonly used for book… »

17.04.2016

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Opportunities and Threats

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Opportunities and Threats

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Opportunities and Threats On the Occasion of the 13th OIC Summit in Istanbul By Hassan Beheshtipour, Expert on International Issues Summary Holding of the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkish port city of Istanbul on Thursday and Friday, April 14 and… »

11.04.2016

Zionism, one of the most unfortunate manifestations of modern nationalism

Zionism, one of the most unfortunate manifestations of modern nationalism

Jennifer Loewenstein interview, by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V.  My interview with the journalist Jennifer Loewenstein, who has been writing for years on the Middle East, first an introduction: “This year I’ve been working on Iraq and Syria more than anything else. I’ve never stopped following the crises in Gaza… »

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