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The death of Turkish secularism

The death of Turkish secularism

BY SHLOMO AVINERI / Japan TImes / JUL 25, 2016 JERUSALEM – The aftermath of Turkey’s failed military coup raises a fundamental question: Will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to pursue his authoritarian path, perhaps with a vengeance, or will he reach out to [Read More]

If tensions increase with the west, Erdogan might find a friend in Putin

If tensions increase with the west, Erdogan might find a friend in Putin

A Greek police officer escorts a Turkish officer who fled to Greece after last week’s failed coup as he leaves a courthouse. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images Soner Cagaptay, Sunday 24 July 2016 / The Guardian The fallout from last week’s failed coup in [Read More]

A new Turkish nightmare set to begin

A new Turkish nightmare set to begin

BESSMA MOMANI Contributed to The Globe and Mail / Published Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016  Bessma Momani is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation and a professor at the University of Waterloo’s Balsillie School of International Affairs. [Read More]

Is Terrorism Getting Worse?

Is Terrorism Getting Worse?

It depends where you look. URI FRIEDMAN / JUL 14, 2016 / GLOBAL – The Atlantic These days, terrorism seems not just more lethal and more common, but more widespread. The death toll in recent weeks speaks for itself: 22 people dead in Bangladesh, 49 gone in the [Read More]

When should a shooting really be called ‘terrorism’?

When should a shooting really be called ‘terrorism’?

Shyanne Bryant, from left, Makayla Bryant, Keaton Dontanville and Caiden Dontanville attend a vigil held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for those killed in last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic. (Christian Murdock/the [Read More]

If the Sinai crash was terrorism, its timing was perfect for the West

If the Sinai crash was terrorism, its timing was perfect for the West

Published time: 7 Nov, 2015 \ RT A sketch by the late lamented US comedian Bill Hicks involved a US general at a press conference. “‘Iraq has incredible weapons. Incredible,’ the general said. ‘How do you know that?’ he was asked. “Oh, well, uh – we looked at [Read More]

The global fight against Islamic State

The global fight against Islamic State

Syed Kashif Ali | October 13, 2015 | Daily Times How on earth has a tiny terrorist organisation like IS been able to survive against the most modern and sophisticated air power of the US and its allies? The fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) has become a [Read More]

Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia – will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia – will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

  Robert Fisk / Thursday 3 September 2015 /The Independent Little Aylan al-Kurdi was part of Dave’s “swarm”. A bit difficult to brush that one off for PR Dave, of course, because Aylan wasn’t black or brown or “blobbed” out by television’s techie-taste [Read More]

New Suez Canal is symbol of a new Egypt

New Suez Canal is symbol of a new Egypt

Photo Credit: www.bbc.com Expanded waterway, in which the UAE played a vital supporting role, is a historic milestone for the region  August 5, 2015 For decades, the pulse of Egypt has reverberated as the barometer of the Arab nation — from cinema to literature to [Read More]

Between virility and debauchery

Between virility and debauchery

Khaled Montaser | Egypt Independent | June 29, 2015 When adultery is committed in Egypt and a husband catches his wife red-handed and kills her, the community demands a light punishment for him, taking into consideration that his manliness cannot tolerate such a thing. But [Read More]

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Bishop Angaelos: Never Forget Your Responsibility To Preach The Good News

Bishop Angaelos: Never Forget Your Responsibility To Preach The Good News

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, was joined by peers, MPs and [Read More]

The death of Turkish secularism

The death of Turkish secularism

BY SHLOMO AVINERI / Japan TImes / JUL 25, 2016 JERUSALEM – The aftermath of Turkey’s failed military coup raises [Read More]

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Written by: Jaber Ali on July 22, 2016 / Middle East confidential President Sisi warned against the increasing assaults [Read More]

If tensions increase with the west, Erdogan might find a friend in Putin

If tensions increase with the west, Erdogan might find a friend in Putin

A Greek police officer escorts a Turkish officer who fled to Greece after last week’s failed coup as he leaves a [Read More]