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Compassion of the many: Indifference of the few

Compassion of the many: Indifference of the few

Giorgos Kosmopoulos : On the day the United States President Barack Obama thanked the Greek people for their “extraordinary compassion” in their response to the refugee crisis, I spoke to Haji…

The Muslim world has to take climate action

The Muslim world has to take climate action

Naser Haghamed : For years now, a strange paradox has existed within the Muslim world. On the one hand, Muslims – who represent more than a fifth of the global population…

Reversing the anti-refugee discourse with art

Reversing the anti-refugee discourse with art

Rachel Shabi : Walking the streets of Palermo, Sicily, it is immediately obvious why this Italian island should be hosting its second festival of migrant literature this year. The festival, on…

How NATO can help Syrian civilians

How NATO can help Syrian civilians

Daoud Kuttab, Hazm Almazouni : As US President Barack Obama and his national security team huddle about deciding what to do in Syria, a simple but necessary act can be done to…

Educate refugee children or lose them forever

Educate refugee children or lose them forever

Bassam Khawaja : As world leaders gather for US President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees on September 20, they should urgently address how to get the more than 3.5 million refugee children…

Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey and solving pressing issues

Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey and solving pressing issues

Gulnur Aybet : The relations of Turkey and the United States were not in a very good state before the failed coup attempt on July 15. However, since then relations have…

Turkey coup attempt : What happened that night?

Turkey coup attempt : What happened that night?

Kani Torun : We are witnessing extraordinary events in Turkey. Including this latest one, there have been five military coups in the past 60 years. However, this one was different. Previously, coups…

What Egyptians can learn from Turkey’s failed coup

What Egyptians can learn from Turkey’s failed coup

Omar Ashour : “The Turkish Army Topples Erdogan”, said the red headline of Al-Ahram’s front page, the leading state-owned Egyptian newspaper on July, 16. It reflected the wishful thinking of the ruling regime in…

The people defeated the coup in Turkey

The people defeated the coup in Turkey

Galip Dalay : Turkey knows this enterprise very well. It recognises these scenes. The country remembers well the consequences and pains of each past coup; in 1960, 1971-1973, 1980 and 1997. The wounds are…

Syria’s deadly spillover

Syria’s deadly spillover

James Denselow : Recent deadly events in the Middle East have taken attention away from the central Syrian conflict. Suicide bombers have struck three Saudi cities, multiple suicide attacks have hit…