LONDON: The Syrian revolution is entering its third year. An estimated 70,000 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands injured, one million are now refugees, and a generation has been lost to violence.
THE BLOOD that has been spilt in Syria over the past two years has polarised the country and the region along sectarian lines. But while Syria is fracturing, the situation in Iraq is even more serious. The sectarian divides
CAIRO: The latest crisis to sweep Egypt has inflicted considerable damage, and now threatens the country’s transition to democracy. The rules of political competition have not been followed, and politics has veered towards violence, harming both opponents
AMID the flurry of international concern with the European economic crisis, the American elections, the controversy surrounding Iran and the fall-out from the Arab spring, it is important not to ignore Somalia.
LONDON: The Arab world has recently gone through its most anxious period since the start of the Arab spring 19 months ago. People held their breath before their television screens, awaiting the outcome of the Egyptian
ENNAHDA, the Islamic party in Tunisia, won 41 per cent of the seats of the Tunisian constitutional assembly last month, causing consternation in the West
LONDON: I have lost count of the number of accusations levelled against Al Jazeera and the incidents of harassment ...