Tunisia has a significant claim to fame. Not only did it ignite the revolutionary flames of the Arab Spring, it was the only nation to make a triumphant transition from dictatorship to a flourishing democracy in this series of uprisings. Prior to travelling to the country, I myself held these same misconceptions – about… Read More Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution
Israel and Hezbollah relations are beyond repair. It is inevitable that a conflict between the two will emerge. Neither side could claim victory in the inconclusive war of 2006, despite both professing themselves as the winner. Tensions have remained at boiling point since, and neither have been shy about directing threats at each other. Naftali Bennett… Read More How a new (and perhaps the last) Israel-Hezbollah war will breakout
“ISIS have subjected every Yazidi Woman, man or child that it has captured to the most horrific atrocities” stated a reporter to the UN, elucidating the genocide that Yazidis face in Iraq. He continued: “ISIS permanently sought to enslave the Yazidis through killing, enslavement, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, and forcible transfer causing serious bodily and mental… Read More The Genocide of Iraq’s Yazidis, and how it can be solved
ISIS is crumbling in both Iraq and Syria. But now, international unity between intervening powers is more vital than ever. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) grasp on the Middle East is faltering. Bursting onto the scene in 2014, and creating ripples of fear across the world, it seemed invincible. Its power finally… Read More Russia and the US must be united over destroying ISIS
Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology has sparked an outrage, after permitting husbands to ‘lightly hit’ their wives. This barely scratches the surface of abuses within Pakistan however. The world has seen remarkable transformations to women’s rights in many regions, particularly in the West. In other parts, this is simply not the case. In fact, many… Read More A plague is afflicting Pakistan – its abuses on Women
The ongoing peace-talks over the conflict in Syria were already shown to have their limits, as an ISIS-linked attack struck terror into the heart of the city of Damascus on Sunday, targeting a holy shrine for Shiite Muslims. Around 60 civilians were killed; including around 20 Shia militia fighters. Dozens were injured too. The shrine itself remained… Read More Geneva Peace Talks – Over a Highly Complicated Situation
Despite being pushed onto the back-foot in recent campaigns, designed to crackdown on the group, ISIS has struck again. In another of the Islamist faction’s merciless assaults, jihadists stormed the city of Deir Al-Zor over the weekend, carrying out suicide bombings, car bombings, executions, and kidnappings. While different reports indicate varying death tolls,… Read More ISIS Carry Out Perhaps Their Most Bloody Massacre Yet
A devastating explosion struck terror into the heart of Istanbul this morning, in the Sultanahmet district, resulting in the deaths of at least 10 people, leaving 15 injured. According to Turkish news sources, the victims are mainly tourists, including French and German visitors. Among them are claimed to be one Norwegian and one Peruvian. Full details are… Read More Istanbul Struck by Explosion, but Who Caused It?
After causing an outrage in recent weeks, about the decision to go forward with the execution of 19 year old Abdullah Al-Zahar, Saudi Arabia has breached moral boundaries even further today. In just one day , the Wahhabist regime executed 47 prisoners – including anti-government protesters like al-Zahar. The majority of whom were therefore merely political… Read More Will the Barbarity of the Saudi Regime Ever Come to an End?
Families of those who fought and died in Afghanistan to subdue the Taliban will likely feel their sons have perished for nothing. For the Islamist fundamentalist group has besieged the town of Sangin, in the Helmand province; a battleground fiercely contested between NATO and the Taliban for years, until Britain handed the town to US forces in… Read More Afghan Forces are Besieged in Sangin – Indicating the Failures of the “War on Terror”