Moderate Islam is the solution

Islam is being associated with the evil we witness around us.

Merkel’s welcome to refugees sparks backlash

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bold open-door policy for refugees has sparked a backlash in her conservative ranks, and a rare dip in her usually sky-high popularity ratings.

The fire forging Europe

In 2003, when the European Union drafted its first security strategy, the continent’s citizens lived in a seemingly safe world.

When peace is shot in the foot

There is a saying that when elephants fight the grass gets trampled down.

Rebuilding the asylum system

The European Union needs to accept responsibility for the lack of a common asylum policy, which has transformed this year’s growing influx of refugees from a manageable problem into yet another politi

Ukraine: Peace at last?

The current cease-fire in the war in eastern Ukraine, the so-called Minsk-2 agreement, was signed last February, but they never actually ceased firing.

Ali Salem defeated them

Some intellectuals only see the late Egyptian playwright, Ali Salem, as a symbol of normalization with Israel, and strip him of all he has offered to millions of Arabs and to the Arab culture through

Dump Security Council to preserve UN sanctity

Way back in 1956, Norman Cousins, a renowned American journalist and peace proponent asserted “if the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must s

War and Libya’s fine art awakening

Four years after a joyous celebration of the end of censorship with the fall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Libyan artists have had to put their creativity back on hold.

Setting record straight on Houthi atrocities

Records are maintained to mark the pages of history.

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