International personalities can make or break policies. Take the example of the International Criminal Court (ICC) where Briton Karim Khan has sidelined investigations of Israeli occupation policies in Palestine. Probes are opposed by the US and its ally Israel which, among others have not submitted to ICC
US mass shootings are infectious. Last month Serbia suffered two mass shootings. The first took place on May 5th when a 13-year-old boy killed nine at a Belgrade school, in the country’s worst shooting in years. The second followed early on the 7th, in a village 60 kilometres south of Belgrade when a drive-by shooter, 21, killed eight and wounded 14 after an argument with a police officer in a park.
A comic-actor-turned-war-leader Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has become a major character in a European tragic drama
The Russo-Ukraine war and risky politico-economic competition between the US and China have made a pro-active return to Non-Alignment all the more necessary
Saudi astronaut Rayyanah Barnawi is the first Muslim, Arab woman to be blasted into space and join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) orbiting the earth. Barnawi, 33,
Among the dozens of classified US intelligence documents leaked on the Discord messaging platform by Massachusetts national guardsman Jack Teixeira were reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to breach the agreements he has made with the US and other NATO powers not to attack Russia itself.
When Arab foreign ministers met on May 7 to lift Syria’s suspension from the Arab League, they called for a “voluntary and safe return of refugees
Last week saw three summits with contradictory agendas: war making, defence and peace making. The summit of the Group of Seven major industrialised countries (G7) focused on war and sanctions against Russia and punishments meted out to anyone who disagrees with aggressive US policies. It is ironic that leaders from the
As Palestinians prepared to mark al-Nakba Day on May 15, the catastrophic loss of their homeland in 1948, the Israeli military launched against Gaza a surprise air campaign,
For the first time in Israel’s 75-year history, today is being marked by the United Nations as “Nakba Day,” the anniversary of the catastrophe inflicted on the Palestinian people by the establishment of the Jewish state. Nakba Day is being commemorated at UN headquarters in New York by a high-level meeting addressed by Palestinian
The author, a well-respected observer of Middle East affairs, has three books on the Arab-Israeli conflict.