Middle East

15.12.2015

Silence, please! A new Middle East is in the making

Silence, please! A new Middle East is in the making

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* Egyptian born, Spanish national secular journalist, Baher Kamal, comments on the current Middle East situation and its future. Read The Over-Written, Under-ReportedMiddle East – Part I: Of Arabs and Muslims and… »

17.04.2015

Middle East: 1 in 4 Children and Adolescents Either out of School or at Risk of Dropping out

Middle East: 1 in 4 Children and Adolescents Either out of School or at Risk of Dropping out

Human Wrongs Watch Beirut — Despite impressive progress in raising school enrollment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund… »

02.03.2015

Middle East: Destroying history

Middle East: Destroying history

The kingdom of “Saudi Arabia” is going to behead a man for “apostacy” (renouncing his belief in Islam and the Quran) while welcoming Egyptian Al-Sisi whose security forces are torturing people to death in Egypt for being supportive of an Islamic political system more moderate than that of that Kingdom!… »

08.10.2014

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

Instead of bombing IS (Part A & B)

This two-part article offers a pro-peace perspective on the present war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria.   First some principles to stimulate another discourse, another way of thinking that is not militarist – and then some concrete proposals – 27 in all for your deliberation, discussion with friends and… »

12.09.2014

Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 2014 (IPS) – After four long years of protracted negotiations, a proposal for a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the strife-torn Middle East remains in limbo – and perhaps virtually dead. But United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,… »

29.08.2014

“Security Arc” forms amidst Middle East terror

“Security Arc” forms amidst Middle East terror

“Many observers are correct in noting that the Middle East is undergoing yet another seismic shift – that the Russian-brokered destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, a US-Iranian rapprochement, the diminished strategic value of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and a US withdrawal from Afghanistan will all… »

14.05.2013

Mideast Backlashes Yet to Come

Mideast Backlashes Yet to Come

The Middle East is treading water these days. Two years of rhetoric about ousting dictators, revolution, freedom, honor, dignity, and democracy – without result – has people on edge, their disillusionment now demanding an outlet. There are no outlets though. Sensing the fast-growing disenchantment with undelivered promises, even… »

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