Middle East

Arab News editorial: Two thumbs up, Mr. Tru...

May 22, 2017

There was one topic that dominated the lobby of the Riyadh Marriott, where the media center for the Arab-Islamic-American Summit was set up: US President

The Mental Standstill that Cripples the Mid...

Jan 03, 2017

Have you ever wondered why “a just and lasting peace” in the Middle East is no closer today than 70 years ago? It was 1947

The security risks from Canada’s fast...

Feb 15, 2016

On 3 February 2016, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on “Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Plan: Unanswered Questions and Implications for U.S. National

No Fight in this Dog

Feb 01, 2016

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a pathological mixture of perverse extremism, medieval standards and amoral behaviour whose barbarous practices surpass

Britain is also at war

Dec 06, 2015

A week after the ISIL attacks in Paris on November 13 , British Prime Minister David Cameron met with French President François Hollande for what

ISIL — Good thing the UN Security Cou...

Nov 23, 2015

On November 20, the UN Security Council “determined” that the Islamic State (ISIL) constitutes an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security; and it called

US special operations forces in Syria still...

Nov 23, 2015

On October 30, the Obama administration announced that the President had authorized “no more” than 50 special operations forces to be deployed to northern Syria

France is at war

Nov 18, 2015

The speech by President François Hollande of France on November 16 is one that ranks with President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 address to a joint

Our CF-18s are still doing bombing runs in ...

Oct 27, 2015

In its election platform, the incoming Liberal government announced it would end Canada’s combat mission in Iraq and refocus Canada’s military contribution in the region

Leadership profile: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Aug 28, 2015

Sometimes it seems the only changes in the world are for the worse. The following is the first in a series of biographical profiles of