This week has seen an atmosphere of relative normality return to Aden, following a few days of intense fighting between the separatist Southern Resistance Forces and army units and militias loyal to Yemen’s internationally-recognized government.
February 08, 2018
Last week, Turkey’s armed forces launched “Operation Olive Branch” — a full-scale military offensive into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northern Syria.
February 01, 2018
Last June, when Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE cut relations with Qatar and imposed various punitive measures, Turkey’s parliament fast-tracked a bill allowing the stationing of troops in Qatar.
January 12, 2018
For over a week now, Iranians have been witnessing the most significant demonstrations in their country since the Green Revolution of 2009.
January 06, 2018
The “chamber of horrors” that was Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, where state-sponsored killings, torture and forced disappearances were common practice, is described with chilling detail in “Republic of Fear.” Its author, the controversial British-Iraqi Kanan Makiya, was an influential voice in support o
December 22, 2017
The death of Ali Abdullah Saleh has opened a new chapter in Yemen’s conflict, depriving the Zaidi militants of their once powerful ally.
December 15, 2017
It was from an uncharacteristic position of weakness that the late Ali Abdullah Saleh announced last Saturday the breakup of his three-year old pact with the Houthis.
December 07, 2017
In the remarkable book “In Praise of Hatred,” the young narrator imagined by Khaled Khalifa journeys through the streets of Aleppo. She describes in detail how Syria’s commercial and cultural hub, once a key point of passage of the old Silk Road, has changed.
November 30, 2017