Hours after the Paris attack, the fiery rhetoric emitted in France was reckless. President Francoise Hollande promised a "pitiless" counter-offensive. Within a day, France launched massive airstrikes against the ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.
In addition to commemorating the Green March in situ, King Mohammed VI used the occasion to launch a new series of development plans for the Saharan provinces, including new road and rail networks and airports, as well as new social, medical, and educational projects.
The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.
Last month's tragic crane collapse in Mecca and stampede in Mina certainly damaged Saudi Arabia's prestige and have raised further question about Riyadh's capacity to effectively administer the Hajj.
Iconic photographer Slim Aarons was famous for documenting the good life. Now his daughter and former photo assistant, Mary Aarons, is revealing her father's techniques for creating the perfect shot.
Algeria is lately facing a dramatic setback to its ambitious plan to build a modern nation and economy with its large infrastructure investment program, like all countries that rely heavily on oil and gas.
Today in Rome and every day into the future, we can show violent extremists that their efforts to divide us have not only failed, but have inspired new unity, agility, and resolve to defeat them.
Arab media face major hardships with journalists on the receiving end of gross violations at the hands of authorities, armed groups, militias and others.
Emir Said goes into great detail on how a caliph-led Islamic State should look like. He actively engaged with Syrian intellectuals about terms like the "Islamic State and its Caliph."
Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.
The Sahrawis have lived as refugees in exile for nearly 40 years. They are one of the world's oldest refugee groups, but one of the least-known internationally.
We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.
The newly presented report from the EU corruption watch-dog -- OLAF -- about embezzlement of funds from the EU to Polisario, comes as no real surprise for those of us who have followed the confluence between organized crime and terrorism in West Africa.
It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.
Sahwaris haven't had much to celebrate since 1976 when 80% of their country was gobbled up by Morocco after the former colonial power Spain was driven out following many decades of a war of independence waged by Sahwaris, traditional nomads.
The proximate occasion for my publishing this short appreciation is, of course, the terrorist murder of a dozen staff of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. But Camus speaks to us far beyond France, and beyond any particular event.