Middle East

Young Palestinian innovator creates dental unit with reused parts

Driven by his father’s inability to go to the dentist, a Palestinian student has designed a dental unit from repurposed appliance parts. The idea of inventing a mobile dental device occurred to Abdullah Al-Baba, a Palestinian engineering student, when he…

Northwest Syria: UN resolution period halves. This is how humanitarian aid is exploited

On 12th of July, 2022, the UN Security Council approved the conditional renewal of humanitarian aid through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing. Still I Rise’s alarm: “The lives of 4.4 million people have been turned into an instrument of political pressure.”…

“Beautiful Resistance” in Palestine: Challenging occupation by forging inner peace

Our organization, Alrowwad, works with the Palestinian youth, and that has been our enduring mandate since we founded it in 1998. People often ask me, why, given the severity of the politics surrounding the Palestinian struggle, would we not aim…

The Middle East meets the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

At the Nuclear Ban Forum in Vienna on Saturday the 18th of June, an Israeli and an Iranian joined forces to share their vision for a ground-breaking treaty between Middle Eastern states. Sharon Dolev, a peace activist for over 35…

Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia exposes the Ukraine narrative for the sham It Is

In a major walkback from his campaign pledge to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” for human rights abuses like the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden will reportedly visit Riyadh with the goal of persuading Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to…

Turkey: in troubled waters…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the Europe Day celebrations to send a resolute message to the European Union. In fact, this is not the first time Ankara has approached the Brussels club with a request to speed up accession…

Iraq urgently needs a real constitution

Iraq is in dire need of a real constitution. The reasons for a failed state, and the normative miseries since the adoption of its current text in 2005 are growing by the day (Alnasir, 2021c; Cordesman & Molot, 2019; Flibbert,…

Iran says talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia resumed in Baghdad

Rival regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia resumed talks in the Iraqi capital after they were suspended in March, Iran’s semi-official Nour News reported on Saturday. Reuters reported there was no confirmation from Saudi Arabia or Iraq on the resumption…

Ajimsa releases a single-denunciation on the suffering of the Palestinian people

The single, whose name means catastrophe in Palestinian Arabic, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube Music and Google Play Music, among others. French-Chilean band Ajimsa premieres “Nakba”, the second single from their fourth studio album. With an…

Reconciliation, pardons and amnesties in several Syrian provinces

The invasion of Syria has gone out of fashion. It is true that the government declared an end to the war some time ago. However, the invading NATO and US troops in particular have not gone away completely. The Levantine…

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