The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Kuwait succeeded in containing the breakup of the string that holds it together by avoiding a confrontati...
In this week's issue, Bianca Bosker tells the story of how one man uncovered the secrets of Syria's chemical warfare against its citizens.
It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...
As the Turkish experience shows, democracy is a messy process with a steep learning curve. It sometimes can seem like too much to ask of both governments and the governed to have patience to learn the difference between legitimate democratic opposition and rebellion; enforcement and oppression.
Temperatures can fall to as low as minus six. In previous winters families have been known to burn their possessions just to stay warm. For little children, struggling against the cold and the wet, the brutality of winter could prove deadly.
It appears that Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher from Turkey who promotes peace and tolerance, and the schools associated with his religious Hizmet movement can't get a break.
As Lebanon is drawn into its neighbour's conflict, sectarian tensions mount and the cost of hosting more than 700,000 refugees takes its toll. The welcome mat so graciously rolled out by the Lebanese for Syrian refugees is now becoming frayed at the edges.
In Syria, recent and past history leads us to believe that the mayhem is far from over, and a solution is far from in sight. There may well be another 1,000 days.
As 2013 begins to draw into itself for holiday season and the arrival of the coming new year, it is worth thinking about what human rights issues might be put onto our collective front-burners.
Today marks the thousandth day of the conflict. For over two and a half years, children have lived through a nightmare of death and destruction. Losing their homes, their schools and the carefree lives they once knew.
I used to get peeved when one town after another would outlaw their Christmas display, then I started to see news reports of how Christians are being treated in other parts of the world and suddenly it all seemed so stupid.
Nelson Mandela's journey should inspire Lebanese to think not only about the type of leader they need but the type of followers they want to be.
The 200 to 500 refugees who arrive daily in Jordan now cross at the north-eastern border areas, which, despite challenging desert conditions, are safer to reach from the Syrian side. "Only the badly wounded cross here now," Salah tells us.
With religious and ethnic issues building up, the need for a pressure valve has never been greater. In allowing those who wish to do so to flee the country, formerly selfish nations can play a serious positive role in the region.
The Syrian mayhem has finally come to haunt Hezbollah in its back yard. The organization which traditionally made propaganda mileage by claiming to be the guardian of Lebanese territorial integrity is being seen now in Lebanon for what it has always been, a sectarian stooge of Iran.
Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?