Middle East

01.04.2015 Sharmine Narwani

Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it isn’t that hard to understand … »

27.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

5 Facts You Need to Know about Yemen and its Conflicts

5 Facts You Need to Know about Yemen and its Conflicts

Human Wrongs Watch 27 March 2015 (RT)* – One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some of the world’s most dangerous terror groups. RT explains the underlying reasons behind the nation’s … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen – Hadi issued (2013) twenty points

Yemen – Hadi issued (2013) twenty points

A local Yemeni, a woman commenting on Al Jazeera this morning – 26 March 2015 – remarking on the bombing by Saudi Arabia on Yemen and decrying that act – pointed out this was a proxy war between that country and Iran, mentioned the value of harking back to the … »

26.03.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: locals hold key to permanent solution

Yemen: locals hold key to permanent solution

A lookback analysis: Dialogue and divisions in Yemen – 2012   SANA’A, 6 November 2012 (IRIN) – Nearly a year after a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-brokered deal set Yemen on a theoretical path towards political transition, the country remains deeply divided amid increasing poverty. A Technical Committee, formed in July … »

18.03.2015 Silvia Swinden

Israel Elections: Fear, the great enemy of compassion

Israel Elections: Fear, the great enemy of compassion

So Netanyahu wins again, against all hope (yes, it is worse when there was hope). Israel is likely to suffer political and diplomatic costs given the international pressure to resolve the Palestinian situation, stop settlements and comply with UN resolutions. The late upsurge of support for him seems to have … »

16.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Libya ‘Cannot Wait’ for Solution, UN Special Envoy

Libya ‘Cannot Wait’ for Solution, UN Special Envoy

Human Wrongs Watch Meetings in Morocco arranged by the United Nations that brought together participants in the Libyan political dialogue have concluded on 13 March 2015, having covered substantive and procedural issues on the way forward. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has proposed resuming the political … »

10.03.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

The Changemaker

The Changemaker

Human Wrongs Watch Asma Ahmad Sheikh has helped people in rural Pakistan get training and set up their own businesses. Her work as a Changemaker led to her winning in a global skills competition. THATTA, Pakistan (ILO) – Asma Ahmad Sheikh was 17 years old when … »

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