Middle East

You call me dictator, I will keep up Nazi taunts – Erdogan

You call me dictator, I will keep up Nazi taunts – Erdogan

In a tit-for-tat war of words, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he won’t turn the other cheek and promised to keep calling European leaders “Nazis” as long as they keep calling him a “dictator.” “How does that work, you have the right to call Erdogan a ‘dictator’ but Erdogan doesn’t have the right to […]

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school sheltering displaced people near the Isis-held city of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group has said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was believed the US-led coalition had carried out the attack. Observatory activists counted at least 33 bodies […]

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees to the High Court – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems, perhaps paradoxically, more obsessed than in the past with promoting Israel’s positive image in the international arena. Indeed, the […]

Who is Sarah al Suhaimi, the first woman to lead Saudi stock exchange?

Who is Sarah al Suhaimi, the first woman to lead Saudi stock exchange?

The appointment of the CEO of National Commercial Bank, Sarah al-Suhaimi, as the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabia stock exchange – Tadawul – the largest bourse in the Middle East, is a step that breaks the male-dominated upper echelons in the finance sector. According to Deloitte consultancy, the representation of women on […]

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

One in every four Palestinian children in Gaza still needs to receive psychosocial support to overcome the traumatic memories of violence witnessed during Israel’s war on Gaza in 2014, according to a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report, titled Gaza: 100,000 hours of isolation, sheds light on the catastrophic consequences of Israel’s decade-long blockade […]

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