Middle East

24.09.2011

The Lost Arab Generation

The latest available regional information about labour in the Middle East and North of Africa unveil strongly discouraging facts– youth unemployment rates are among the highest ones in the world, and unemployment rates among young women are two to three times higher than among young men, just to mention some striking examples. »

06.09.2011

‘Egyptian Revolution, Inevitable And Irreversible’

The world lives in the era of knowledge and information sharing. With satellite TV, mobile phones and the internet, the word “distance” has lost its meaning as there is hardly a place today that is too’ remote’ for information access. The uprisings in the Arab World are a striking example of the rapid dissemination of information. »

05.09.2011

Now That Syria Has A Transitional Council—What Will NATO Do?

Syrian opposition figures and groups claiming that they represent most opposition movements to Bashar Al Assad dictatorial regime, have formed in Turkey a National Transition Council, chaired by Burhan Ghalioun, a Syrian-French academic teaching at the Sorbonne University in Paris. »

30.08.2011

When the King hesitated about serious reform in Jordan

The extraordinary session of the Jordanian parliament was asked to stay in session in order to debate and vote on the constitutional changes that the royal commission had recommended and the king accepted. Once approved and signed by the king, the changes will be the most comprehensive changes in 90 years. »

29.08.2011

Nonviolent resistance in Palestine

From the blog “Fuera de Lugar” (Out of Place) of publico.es: Interview with Ali Abu Awwad, by Amador Fernández-Savater and Juan Gutiérrez. Made in the framework of the meetings “Positive peace: a possible challenge” (8th June 2010, Bilbao). »

21.08.2011

Boycott Call for Gaza Solidarity

The People’s Party of Palestine (PPP) organized a march in Nablus yesterday, calling for a boycott Israeli goods to show solidarity with the people of Gaza. »

15.08.2011

Mahmud Abbas to deliver the request for Palestine to be granted full membership of the UN

The President of the National Palestinian Authority (PNA), Mahmud Abbas, will personally deliver the request for full membership of the United Nations by Palestine on the 20th of September. »

13.08.2011

Palestinian Authority Pledges to Prevent September Violence

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has ordered the organisation's security forces to prevent planned demonstrations in September from turning violent, according to the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz. »

05.08.2011

PA Pledges to Prevent September Violence

The Palestinian Authority has ordered the organisation's security forces to prevent planned demonstrations in September from turning violent, according to the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz. The protests, sponsored by the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, will coincide with the PA's bid for statehood at the UN on September 20. »

04.08.2011

Requiem For Palestine (II): Can Gruyere Be A Solution?

Over six years ago, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair asked Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf: What can we (the West) do for you (Pakistan) to strengthen you position in the region? Musharraf replied: Solve the Palestinian problem! »

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