Middle East

Egypt: AUC Students on Strike

Written by Youssef Thursday, 17 November 2016

AUC protest_-_auc.insiderstudentThe economic crisis in Egypt is affecting all parts of society. The directors of the American University of Cairo and many other private universities have raised tuition fees to “cope” with the inflation. AUC fees have been raised by 40%. However, reflecting the general turbulence in society, the students have not accepted this.


Total crisis in Egypt

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 15 November 2016

al-sisi-rtOnce more Egypt is on the brink of a major turning point.  Three years after Abdel Fatah al-Sisi came to power, his regime is being engulfed by crisis at every level.


Turkey: HDP MPs arrested amidst ongoing power grab by Erdogan

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 04 November 2016

Yüksekdağ and Demirtaş - Public DomainErdogan's power grab has moved on to a higher stage. Last night the two co-chairs of the leftist and Kurdish based Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, were arrested along with nine more HDP MPs.


Aleppo, Mosul and Imperialist Hypocrisy

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 21 October 2016

Crocodile tears for Syria LatuffThe saying goes that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. To this list we must add diplomacy, which is lying raised to the level of an art form.


Western imperialism conveniently turns blind eye on events in Yemen

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Yemen -_VOA_Public_Domain_pt.wikipedia.org--wiki--Guerra_Civil_Iemenita_2015presenteAs western media overflows with damning images of the atrocities carried out in Syria's Aleppo, the humanitarian disaster in Yemen is being more or less quietly brushed under the carpet. The reason? The west is elbow deep in the Yemeni tragedy.


Syria: Ceasefire breakdown underlines immense contradictions between the powers

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Azaz - Christiaan Triebert CC BY 2.0The US bombing Syrian soldiers and the Assad regime bombing an aid convoy indicate that just one week after the agreed cessation of hostilities in Syria, the uneasy ceasefire has broken down.


The Ceasefire in Syria: what does it mean?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 13 September 2016

syria-the-good-old-cold-war-gameAs of sunset yesterday a new major ceasefire has been agreed in Syria. But what does it mean for Syria, the Middle East and world relations?


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