32 ISIS militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 32 ISIS fighters dead and 40 more injured in Raqqa province on Sunday At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and 40 more... Read more »
Paris attacks highlight selective grief and outrage of Western world

No to ISIS, No to Imperialism – Solidarity with the Paris Victims

The November 13 attacks in Paris: the terror of the Islamic State, the state of emergency in France, our responsibilities By Pierre Rousset and François Sabado November 13 represents a change in... Read more »

What Putin’s visit to Iran means for Middle East?

Russia;s relationship with Iran should be seen in the light of ending of the P5+1 nuclear deal that effectively put an end to Iran’s geo-political isolation By Yasmeen Aftab Ali A very important... Read more »
Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

More than 4,000 civilians have been killed  during 2014 – 2015 by “indiscriminate bombardments” targetted at ISIS (or Daesh militant group) by Iraqi, Syrian, U.S.-led and Russian military aircraft in Iraq and Syria,... Read more »

Exposed: Syria, Putin, WW3 and ISIS

Contrary to popular belief, the conduct of nations on the international stage is almost never driven by moral considerations, but rather by a shadowy cocktail of money and geopolitics. As such, when... Read more »
Refugees arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey - a crossing EU leaders want to discourage people from taking AFP/GEtty Imagese

What do the Paris attacks mean for Australia’s Syrian refugee intake?

Australian political figures have called on Australia to “close our borders” in the interests of national security, but is this the way to deal with global refugee crisis? By Mark Briskey The dust... Read more »
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday is a bid to ease tensions in the region. (Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

Ban Ki-moon urges Israel, Palestine for political solution to end violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a surprise visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday, in a high-profile gambit to bring an end to the month-long wave of violence that... Read more »
A policeman stands inside the al-Balili mosque after two suicide bombings at the mosque during Eid al-Adha prayers in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Bomb blast during Eid prayers in Yemen kill at least 25

SANAA (Yemen) – A suicide bomber blew himself up during prayers at a mosque for the Eid al-Adha holiday on Thursday, killing 25 people in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, security officials said. Dozens... Read more »

Australia softening stance towards Middle Eastern refugees

(By Tribune Editor) – In the backdrop of pro-refugee media campaign and sympathetic public opinion the Australia Government is shifting its tough opposition to the refugee influx and signs are emerging that... Read more »
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akhbar Salehi at the signing of a roadmap for the clarification of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna. Coburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015.

World leaders welcome landmark Iran nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers have finally concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade. The comprehensive deal on... Read more »
Malala Yousafzai celebrated her birthday and the opening of a new school with "brave and inspiring girls of Syria" in Lebanon on Sunday. Photo: WAEL HAMZEH/EPA /LANDOV

On 18th birthday, Nobel winner Malala opens school for Syrian girls

ebanon — Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world... Read more »
Former Saudi Foreign Minister and veteran diplomat Prince Saud al-Faisal dies at the age of 75

Glowing tributes pour in for veteran Saudi diplomat, Prince Saud Al-Faisal

World leaders joined Saudi Arabia on Friday in mourning the demise of the world’s longest-serving foreign minister, Prince Saud Al-Faisal, who passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles. Western and Arab leaders... Read more »
Lebanon

Arab leaders and insanity of sectarian warfare

By Dr. Mahboob A. Khawaja Wars kill human beings and destroy human habitats. But the Western warmongers flag it as a positive development for change and economic necessity. Its net result is... Read more »

Why did Saudi Arabia intervene in Yemen?

By Mohammed Khalid Alyahya While Iran’s destructive influence in Yemen is as alarming to Saudi Arabia as its meddling in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia’s decision to intervene militarily in Yemen... Read more »
Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi, center, and members of the anti-Islamic State coalition meet in Paris, France, to discuss strategy in fighting the jihadists who have made key battlefield advances in recent weeks in Iraq and Syria, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Anti-ISIS coalition makes little progress at Paris meeting

Iraqi PM terms rise of ISIS global ‘failure’, calls for more support against ISIS The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has described the rapid advance of Isis as a “failure of the... Read more »
The Karama-Gaza Human Rights Film Festival had a red carpet that ran through the city’s ruins.

Blood on the carpet: Gaza holds first Film festival amid the ruins

Cannes wasn’t the only event that rolled out the Red Carpet this week, a very different film festival is held amid the rubble of GAZA GAZA CITY, (Gaza Strip) — As Hollywood... Read more »
President Mamnoon Hussain inspects a guard of honour alongside long-range ballistic missiles the Shaheen II during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Saudi Arabia in talks to buy Pakistani nuclear weapons: Report

Saudi Arabia has made a “strategic decision” to purchase “off-the-shelf” nuclear weapons from Pakistan, a US official says. At the prospect of the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia has... Read more »

The axes of Yemen’s war

By Abdulrahman al-Rashed The Yemeni crisis involves several parties, but the major axes are the forces of isolated former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis on one hand, and the Yemeni... Read more »

Saudi Arabia halts operation ‘Decisive Storm’ in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition ends about 4-week long military operation in Yemen The Saudi Ministry of Defense has announced the end of Operation Decisive Storm, a military campaign led by the kingdom in Yemen... Read more »

More than 500 people killed in two weeks of chaos in Yemen

Two weeks of chaos in Yemen has killed at least 519 people, many civilians and children among them, the UN announced, as Houthi rebels continue their advance against exiled President Hadi’s loyalists... Read more »

Alarming rise in Child suicides in Tunisia – the country that sparked Arab Spring

Around 203 children attempted suicide in 2014 “A society with no vision is a society without a future. It is the lack of a vision and ambitions that prompt the youth to illegally... Read more »

Japan says it won’t give in to terrorism – but no troops for Middle East

UNITED NATIONS — Japan told the world’s nations on Thursday that it will never give in to terrorism and will continue providing non-military assistance for the fight against the Islamic State and... Read more »

The interest of ‘only democracy in Middle East’ to block democracy in the region

by Nasim Ahmed The so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has certainly reinforced the perception that the Middle East is a hotbed of intractable conflicts. Israel has never ceased to use this stereotype to its... Read more »

Why did the Arab dream turn into an Arab nightmare?

by Nasim Ahmed Middle East Monitor Almost four years into the so-called Arab Spring one could be forgiven for thinking that it hasn’t been worth it, judging by the death and destruction... Read more »