Once again Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows the world how to lead – as peacekeepers and humanitarians – when he made the official statement that Canada would be recalling six jets that have been bombing targets in both Iraq and Syria; putting an end [continue reading].
Middle East Politics
The United Nations officially came into being on October 24, 1945. By that date a majority of the 50 countries that had signed the UN Charter in San Francisco on June 26, 1945, had ratified it in their national parliaments. The UN replaced the League of Nations, which had been [continue reading].
So much ink and breath have been spent on Yemen since 2011 that one can easily get lost in the labyrinth media built up … while I will concede that opinions largely differ when it comes to what should and needs to happen in Yemen in order for “order” to be restored: ie – [continue reading].
Fear stood behind many of the big human rights developments of the past year. “Fear of being killed or tortured in Syria and other zones of conflict and repression drove millions from their homes. Fear of what an influx of asylum seekers could mean for their societies led [continue reading].
In a report published by Middle East Eye states that they have seen a top-secret strategy document prepared for Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan which reveals that the United Arab Emirates is losing faith in the ability of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah [continue reading].
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today advocating against acts of hatred and racism directed at specific Canadians in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris: “Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, I have noted with deep regret a [continue reading].
Israel has suspended upcoming meetings with the European Union in retaliation for it issuing guidelines calling on all produce originating from Israeli settlements to be clearly labeled. “Because of the latest EU decision, Israel is suspending its diplomatic dialogue [continue reading].
US Republican presidential candidates have denounced President Barack Obama’s decision to deploy 50 Special Operations Forces (SOF) to Syria as “too little, too late.” Appearing on the Sunday TV shows this week, they said the deployment will be interpreted as a sign of [continue reading].
With the use of tanks, attack helicopters, and artillery against protesters and the torture and execution of children, protests spread and opposition groups took up arms. The attacks and counter-attacks escalated into a full-fledged civil war between the Assad regime with allied [continue reading].
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond he called on Russia and Iran to use [continue reading].
NAIROBI: Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was sworn in for a third term Thursday, six days ahead of schedule. The government has not explained why the swearing in was moved up with virtually no advance notice. In his inauguration speech, Nkurunziza pledged to end [continue reading].