The Egyptian authorities have paused bulldozing tombs in Cairo’s fabled City of the Dead after protests by public figures, cultural preservationists, tour operators, and global historians. Too little, too late. A wasteland of rubble is all that remains of historic and family tombs in protected heritage sectors of the
In the early hours of Sept.11, Storm Daniel’s downpour burst two fragile Libyan dams. A seven-metre wall of water swept through the centre of Libyan coastal city of Derna,
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s journey to China has achieved far more than deepening close relations between Damascus and Beijing. Having been ostracised and isolated during his country’s civil and proxy wars, Assad began his visit in Hangzhou where he — along with the leaders of South Korea,
US chief negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal Robert Malley disappeared months ago after being mysteriously stripped of security clearance and placed on unpaid leave.
The UN General Assembly is set to open debate in its 78th session tomorrow. The over ambitious theme of this session is, “Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and the sustainability
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has warned that the continuous flow of Syrian refugees into his country threatens the country’s independence and could disrupt its delicate demographic balance.
Sunni Arab tribesmen have delivered a hard knock to the US-Kurdish project in Syria’s oil hub and resource-rich Deir al-Zor province. The fragile Kurdish-Arab partnership in Deir al-Zor has been jolted, depriving the Kurds of unchallenged dominance and forcing the US to exert pressure on them to cede power to
It is ironic that Donald Trump, who has an alleged record of racism and misogyny, is under challenge in court by three Black women, New York Attorney General Letitia James, Washington
Donald Trump is instigator-in-chief of conspiracies which swirl around the legitimacy of US elections. He began the campaign of dismissing the result of any contest which he did not win during the 2016 campaign to win the Republican party’s nomination.
The author, a well-respected observer of Middle East affairs, has three books on the Arab-Israeli conflict.