Dr. Riaz S. Karim, in his capacity as co-founder of Yemeni-based charity, Mona Relief, spoke to a welcoming and receptive crowd at the August 2016 International Conference In Support Of The People Of Yemen, held in London this week. This video has been removed to make room for [continue reading].
Today silence has become more than a war crime. Today silence has become more than just the manifestation of our egocentrism and selfishness. Today silence has enabled, empowered and shielded oppressors and tyrants. Today I’m hoping that silence at last will be broken. Before [continue reading].
Starvation, disease and death of loved ones are an everyday reality for the impoverished country of Yemen; due to the Saudi-led bombings, blockade on supplies and aid, and US-imposed sanctions, unilaterally has plunged an entire nation into darkness. The blockade on food and [continue reading].
Iraq was a goddamn mess. The Iran-Iraq war destroyed the economy, killed boatloads of people and left people impoverished. The first Gulf War resulted in mass destruction and worse oppression (and more poverty). The 1990’s and its sanctions regime was devastating, with a [continue reading].
The Muslim holiday Ramadan has begun, and ends on July 6th this year, also begins a time of community and family; it is the custom for Muslims to invite their neighbours and friends to share their evening meal called Iftar. I was curious to learn more about the traditions and [continue reading].
From the diary of a Syrian man living under DAESH control. DAESH is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Watch the short animation film: Diary Of Life Under Islamic State Control in the [continue reading].
It was Mother’s Day when DAESH took over his city of Al-Raqqah. DAESH is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham” (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). Also known as ISIS or ISIL. The television series ‘Today’ [continue reading].
‘West crying for refugees with one eye, aiming gun with the other,’ Assad claimed in his rare interview with RT, a Russian media outlet. Bashar al-Assad spoke about global and domestic terrorism threats and the need for a united front against “jihadism”. He [continue reading].
Backers, allies, enemies and frenemies of the region laid out in 90 seconds. Relationships between countries and non-state actors in the Middle East is complicated. States and groups that claim to be close friends and allies… can actually be enemies… and vice [continue reading].
Britain’s leading news anchor Jon Snow, dealt a massive blow to the Israeli military by smuggling Palestinian art out of Gaza and putting it on show in London back in 2014. According to The Independent: He interviewed artist Majdal Nateel earlier this month and volunteered to [continue reading].
Thousands of refugees were sleeping rough at Budapest’s Keleti station, waiting for trains to take them to western Europe. Then, they just got up and walked. Guardian journalist and filmmaker John Domokos went with them, every step of the way. This is the story of one Syrian [continue reading].
The Syrian Network for Human Rights publishes an annual Human Rights Report compiled from reliable reports and eye-witness statements of human rights violations, including war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria. You can read their full report here on Alistair Reign News [continue reading].