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Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

Reuters photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah   Revisiting the Arab Spring   I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually […]

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan ‘hellholes’

Daniel Etter/WPPF/Reuters   By Lin Taylor Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP   By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

The Arab World: What Went Wrong

Karam Al-Masri/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah In order for the Arab world to catch up with the rest of the world, not in buying weapons or engaging in more wars (27 wars among Arabs only and counting), but to catch up in education, science, technology, vocational training, job training, employment and rights of citizenship, […]

NATO’s Importance to the Security of the United States

By Cynthia M. Lardner   A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Trump signs new executive orders at the Pentagon

UPI photo   By Kanwal Abidi President Trump, on Friday at the Pentagon, signed an Executive Order that he said would provide a thorough vetting of refugees to ensure that terrorists cannot get into the United States.

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]

Journalism is not a crime

JFO photo   By Rafah Al Saad Each year the second day of November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

No let-up on illegal African migration to Europe

Aris Messinis/AFP   By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.

Refugee crisis set to get worse, not better

UNICEF photo   By Amnesty International Wealthy countries have shown a complete absence of leadership and responsibility, leaving just ten countries, which account for less than 2.5% of world GDP, to take in 56% of the world’s refugees, said Amnesty International in a comprehensive assessment of the global refugee crisis published.

Why Vladimir Putin Favours Hillary Clinton in the American Presidential Campaign

AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner While the Trump campaign has vociferously applauded the Kremlin and its alleged support, the reality is that the joke is on Donald Trump. The other reality is that Moscow would much prefer to deal Secretary Clinton as president.

Abused and exploited, child migrants in Italy dream of a better life

Magda Mis/Reuters   By Magdalena Mis Isaac, a 17 year-old from Ghana, holds back tears and looks down as he tries to describe the six months he spent in a Libyan jail where he says not a night would pass without someone dying.

Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe – UNICEF

Kostas Tsironis/Reuters   By Stephanie Nebehay Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labour in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said.

EU risks fuelling horrific abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya

By Amnesty International The EU’s plans to cooperate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention in horrifying conditions of thousands of refugees and migrants, said human rights NGO Amnesty International.

A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens – Part Two

By Lydie Denier   Part Two of Lydie Denier’s article detailing the tragic death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Politics surrounding it. Part One can be found here.

The European Union – building lethal walls

By Rupen Savoulian The scandal is not the mass migration of refugees into Europe – the scandal is how the European Union is treating them.

A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens

By Lydie Denier “This is NBC breaking news, what started as scattered violence against the American Embassy in Cairo and the US Consulate in Benghazi is taking a very deadly turn.”

Back to square one!

By Shakeel Haider It’s no more a unipolar world but a world with a total breach of peace and harmony. History either repeats itself or not but the world situation looks like very much like the decade of the 1980s.

The Arab Peace Corps – Why Now?

By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.

ISIS in Pakistan

By Sattar Rind The Pakistani government constantly refuses to admit that ISIS exists in Pakistan, even Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a speech once claiming that they will not accept the existence of ISIS in Pakistan.

How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

By Philipp Müller In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Paris by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday, 13th November 2015, it has become more important than ever for European policymakers to determine how to deal with the threat posed by the IS. The French president Francois Hollande has announced to wage a ‘pitiless […]

Notes from America: What if Arab Dictators had to find a second career!!

By Ahmed Tharwat The Arab Spring in the last four years or so forced a few Arab dictators prematurely from their jobs, where they have a heck of a time handling their imposed retirements.

Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism

By Sattar Rind It’s definitely interesting and vis-à-vis a dangerous development for the Muslim world that Saudi Arabia has announced 34 Muslim countries in the National Islamic Alliance against Terrorism, but Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Syria, despite being important Muslim countries, are not included in this Islamic military alliance.

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy – Part One

  By Brian Frydenborg The cocks who crow “failure” every time the sun rises about the Obama Administration’s overall Middle East strategy—and we will be hearing their mindless crowing at its highest decibels since the competition within the Republican Party for the Party’s presidential nomination is now officially underway—have no sense of strategy themselves and dangerously substitute tactical-here-and-nows and […]

The Myth of Lessons Learned

  By Sattar Rind Does anyone learn from history? I guess not, as it seems to be a preverbal axiom, everyone phrasing it solely for the sake of dictum without understanding the corporal meaning of concealed or revealed persuasion it requires most.

REVISITING THE 2002 ARAB PEACE INITIATIVE

  By Anant Mishra ‘Revisiting the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with special attention given to Clause 2.2 to determine the League’s position on what constitutes a “just solution” as well as to the Arab Spring’s impact on the Peace Plan’s implementation’:

THE SYRIAN TUNNEL AND THE SPRING

  By Fadi Elhusseini When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone started to think that the long-awaited moment […]

A journey through the film ‘Targeting Journalism’

  By Mohammed Al-beshtawi The story of a documentary begins with the idea, “lying on the side of the road,” he said with wide eyes, but the treatment and corners of communion, the detailed later study and research, development of the main axes and framing of the message, right down to the various stages of […]

ISIS and Muslim countries

  By Sattar Rind The meaning of life is one of the many unsolved problems in philosophy that seeks answers from the questions posed by the universe. It is the theologians however who are apparently deemed the most definite people of this world. Absolute truth and any questioning of doubt is forbidden in religion, especially in […]