Saturday, February 06 2016

About UsCommunity GuidelinesContact UsLinksEventsPalestine Book AwardsMiddle East In London

Latest on the site

Prev Next Page:
Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

Looking behind Riyadh’s desire for a more active role in the Syrian conflict

When the US formed its anti-Daesh coalition in September 2014, Saudi Arabia was one of the first Arab countries to join. From the very beginning of the conflict, the kingdom’s position was clear: Bashar al-Assad must go. It soon mounted several air strikes on Syria. This direct action warned quickly in March after th... Read more

The week in pictures

The week in pictures

The last 7 days in pictures. Read more

Is Gaza paying the price of the Cypriot-Israeli-Greek alliance?

Is Gaza paying the price of the Cypriot-Israeli-Greek alliance?

The Israeli, Cypriot, Greek summit held in Cyprus’s capital city, Nicosia, is another example of how Tel Aviv’s predictions regarding its gas discoveries on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea were realised. Tel Aviv had predicted that its huge gas discoveries in what it claims to be its “economic waters” wou... Read more

America decides: the Syrian people must leave, not Assad

America decides: the Syrian people must leave, not Assad

America has revealed its choice and biases over Syria: it is saying no to the Syrian people and yes to Bashar Al-Assad; no to Saudi Arabia and Turkey and yes to Russia and Iran. The game of nations and powers supports injustice in Syria. The priority is the fight against terrorism, as they define it, but with a polit... Read more

More than one third of Syria’s Palestinians have been displaced

More than one third of Syria’s Palestinians have been displaced

More than one third of the 500,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria have been displaced by the ongoing conflict, a new report has revealed. Read more

Calls to include Palestinians of Syria in donor conference

Calls to include Palestinians of Syria in donor conference

The needs of Palestinian refugees in Syria should be taken into consideration during the donor conference being held in London, Palestinian rights groups said yesterday. Read more

Al-Khatib calls for Israel to stop attacks against Umayyad Palaces

Al-Khatib calls for Israel to stop attacks against Umayyad Palaces

Director of the Jerusalem Endowment and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib has called on the Israeli authorities to stop the continuing attacks on the Umayyad Palaces, southwest of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Read more

Trudeau: Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions

Trudeau: Canada to move cautiously on lifting Iran sanctions

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that Canada will not rush to lift its sanctions against Iran, despite calls to “scrap the measures quickly so Canadian companies can compete for contracts”. Read more

 Swansea council slams pro-Israel group’s legal action as ‘attack on democracy’

Swansea council slams pro-Israel group’s legal action as ‘attack on democracy’

Swansea Council leaders have “rubbished claims” by pro-Israel advocacy group Jewish Human Rights Watch that the council has abandoned a motion passed in 2010 Read more

Israel’s deputy foreign minister: Palestinians are 'under the influence of ISIS'

Israel’s deputy foreign minister: Palestinians are 'under the influence of ISIS'

Israel’s most senior diplomat has claimed that Palestinians are "under the influence of ISIS." Read more

Hebron's ancient handicrafts' struggle for survival

Hebron's ancient handicrafts' struggle for survival

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES For many centuries, glassware and ceramics have been produced in the West Bank's industrial heartland of Hebron. It is thought that it was the Phoenicians who first developed glass-blowing in the Middle East, but that today's industry in Palestine probably originates from the Roman period. Read more

The missing data on the Palestinian revolt

The missing data on the Palestinian revolt

On Wednesday, Palestinian youths from a village in the northern West Bank attacked Israeli Border Police officers outside Damascus Gate, in Occupied East Jerusalem, killing one and wounding another. The three assailants were killed on the spot. Read more

US holds Russia and Assad responsible for Syria crisis

US holds Russia and Assad responsible for Syria crisis

America holds the Assad regime and Russia responsible for the ongoing crisis in Syria, a senior US official said yesterday. Read more

Netanyahu: MKs who visit martyrs’ families should be reprimanded

Netanyahu: MKs who visit martyrs’ families should be reprimanded

“Members of Knesset who go to comfort the families of terrorists who murder Israelis are not worthy of serving in the Knesset of Israel,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Read more

Israeli report criticises ‘failures’ in fighting Gaza’s tunnels

Israeli report criticises ‘failures’ in fighting Gaza’s tunnels

An Israeli report criticised what it referred to as the Israeli army’s “failures” in combatting the Palestinian tunnels and thwarting the digging operations in the areas separating the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948. Read more

February Guest Writer

Thembisa Fakude - Does the media fuel conflict in the Middle East?

Libya and the Arab Spring: 5 years on

News from the Middle East

News from Africa

News from Europe and Russia

News from Asia, the Americas, & International Organisations

Latest In-Depth Articles

MEMO Commentary & Analysis

DEBATE by Ben White

INQUIRY by Asa Winstanley

Events Facebook Youtube RSS