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‘Enforced disappearance’ suspected in Bangladesh

‘Enforced disappearance’ suspected in Bangladesh

by Faisal Mahmud : A former Bangladeshi diplomat has been missing since December 4, leaving tell-tale signs of what observers here call an “enforced disappearance”. That day, Maroof Zaman, a former…

Palestinian days of rage against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Palestinian days of rage against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Protests have broken out in the Gaza Strip in response to US President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as Palestinian leaders called for three days of…

World reacts to US Israel embassy relocation plan

World reacts to US Israel embassy relocation plan

US President Donald Trump is expected to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, and announce his plans to move the US embassy to the city. He has called Palestinian…

What is next for Yemen’s Houthis?

What is next for Yemen’s Houthis?

by Farah Najjar & Linah Alsaafin: The death of Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital at the hands of the rebel Shia-backed Houthi group, his former allies-turned-adversaries, has plunged the…

Trump tells Abbas he will move US embassy to Jerusalem

Trump tells Abbas he will move US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials. Wafa, the official news agency of the…

GCC summit cut short amid diplomatic rift

GCC summit cut short amid diplomatic rift

A key regional summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been cut short and will conclude on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, with all the delegates leaving Kuwait…

Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

Yemen: Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

Yemen’s ousted leader Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed by Houthi rebels near the capital, Sanaa, a development expected to have major implications for the war in the Arab world’s poorest country. The…

UN says 400,000 civilians trapped in Syrian enclave

UN says 400,000 civilians trapped in Syrian enclave

Despite being designated as a so-called de-escalation zone, jet fighters flown by the Syrian government and its Russian allies continue to bomb the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. The UN says…

Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

Will the GCC summit resolve the ongoing crisis?

by Farah Najjar & Linah Alsaafin : It remains unclear whether the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait will have any positive effect on the ongoing fractures between Qatar and a number…

How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance collapse?

How did Yemen’s Houthi-Saleh alliance collapse?

by Faisal Edroos : Yemen’s former president, who once said that governing the Arabian Peninsula country was like “dancing on the heads of snakes”, has turned his back on his rebel…