Archive for: SYRia

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. […]

 
 

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East Very few countries in the world have to tiptoe daily around countless sensitive balances, all precariously maintained in a volatile geographic area. Turkey is one of them and the challenges it is facing everyday are like no other. November 24th […]

 
 

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

“Conscience” is the gate, the key to all the goodness that may come upon a person in his life – Harun Yahya A man who picks a small kitten up from the middle of the road to protect it from being crushed… A woman who buys something to eat for […]

 
 

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

Harun Yahya in this Op-Ed clarifies a very important reality that the PYD is the Syria branch of the PKK terror organization, with evidence. The PYD is the PKK in Syria, not a representative of the Syrian Kurds. Armed PYD militants also make up the YPG. Banners belonging to the PKK/KCK, […]

 
 

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

EU member states are tightening border controls and introducing security checks to limit the unrestricted inflow of refugees. Analysis by IHS: Bottom line Cargo and transport disruption risks are currently most severe in Calais, but are likely to expand to a wider geographical area in the three-month outlook. EU member […]

 
 

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

Why does the world ignore the Syrians’ ordeal?

  No one could have foreseen that the war in Syria would last this long or that it would have caused so much pain to so many people. 200,000 people have lost their lives, 9.5 million were forced to leave their homes, and 10.8 million are in need of humanitarian […]

 
 

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded to maintain world […]

 
 

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

Syrian refugees in the fourth year of the crisis

With the war in Syria completing fourth year, Harun Yahya in this opinion piece expresses his hope that the war will end soon,  and the entire region will attain peace and there will be an amazing civilization built on good morality, compassion and love for everyone including Muslims, Christians, Jews […]

 
 

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no […]

 
 

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution.  The whole world turned their attention towards […]

 
 

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian Tunnel and the Hijacked Spring

The Syrian tunnel and the Spring When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone […]

 
 

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The PKK is a greater threat than ISIL to Turkey and the Middle East

The UN Assembly in New York considered the U.S. strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Following various meetings, speeches in the General Assembly and various statements by the Turkish delegation, reports to the effect that ‘Turkey has promised to play a greater role in the campaign against ISIL’ immediately began […]

 
 

Buffer Zone: A Safe Haven for the Syrians

Buffer Zone: A Safe Haven for the Syrians

  Wars are not solely military phenomena; they involve civilians, women, children and the elderly, raze cities and destroy the infrastructure of countries. The worst evil is that people treat one another with love-lessness and hatred. In the absence of love – the food of life – only destructive violence […]

 
 

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities. In earlier times, the cost for election pledge-breaking, ill-advised lawmaking and […]

 
 

Defence Outlays Decrease Globally, Spike in Middle East: SIPRI Survey

Defence Outlays Decrease Globally, Spike in Middle East: SIPRI Survey

Defence expenditure forms one of the core fiscal expenditures of countries with millions of dollars being spent by governments to ensure that their defence system is up-to date and bolstered with highly refined arsenal. Defence expenditures aren’t however mindlessly carried out, but are carefully applied strategies that are subject to […]

 
 

The Fall of Arab Nationalism and its Folkloric League

The Fall of Arab Nationalism and its Folkloric League

In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international organizations and regional leagues, such as the United Nations (UN), the League of […]

 
 

Why Geneva Talks Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Why Geneva Talks Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news channel you watch, transnational newspaper you read or human rights centered websites you explore, you will find analytical articles condemning the ongoing Syrian bloodbath.  You will also come upon uncountable number of commentaries preaching the necessity for direct negotiation […]

 
 

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from discussing over again the machinated failure of the international community to stop the first massacre of the 21st century (the terrorizing […]

 
 

Obama Foreign Policy Puts Arab-U.S. Alliance at Risk

Obama Foreign Policy Puts Arab-U.S. Alliance at Risk

If you intend to visit any Arab country, you are likely going to come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a mere self-serving interest group. No matter where you are, whether at street corners, cafes, recreational facilities, social clubs or at any political gathering, you […]

 
 

Syria 2013 – Crisis or Diplomatic Opportunity?

Syria 2013 – Crisis or Diplomatic Opportunity?

The crisis in Syria has its roots in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, but U.S. and Russian diplomats seem to be turning towards solutions once again. The world sits at the verge of its destruction. Russia and the U.S. are in a deadlock, and each country’s nuclear arsenal is […]

 
 

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Double Standard

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Double Standard

  As centuries ago as now, we find many policy makers, politicians and political analysts who still consider the abstract idea of double standard is a shrewd political craft. They simply justify and identify this double play as a mean to attain goals of interest. Apart from the far-flung stigmatization […]

 
 

What Egyptian Protesters Assert to the World

What Egyptian Protesters Assert to the World

On June 30, the political focus of most people was at Tahrir Square, in Cairo, to see the scheduled mass demonstrations, which were called up in opposition to Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, and against the dominance of Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt’s political life. Millions of Egyptian protesters flooded into Cairo’s […]

 
 

The End of History and the Arab Awakening

The End of History and the Arab Awakening

The End of History and the Arab Awakening What shall we call the era that we are now entering? The Arab Spring? The Age of Democracy? The Era of Islamist Renaissance? The Decline of the Arab State and Revival of Tribal Identity? A New Sikes-Picot Agreement? Although the motivation for […]

 
 

The Crux of Middle East and Arab Dilemma

The Crux of Middle East and Arab Dilemma

Mohammad S. Moussalli discusses the crux of Middle East and Arab dilemma, and makes suggestions so that to establish security and peace in the world. Whenever you get involved in a political discussion concerning the question of peace and security in this chaotic world, you will find out that Middle East […]

 
 

When America Leads From Behind

When America Leads From Behind

After a long busy day, many people search the web or switch on their cable television, to know what is coming about in this uncertain world. On every international news channel and portal website, they see guiltless people being deliberately harmed, tortured or killed, every day. Around the world, from […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 14 November

Middle East Business News Review – 14 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: UAE invests $200 million in Azerbaijan projects The UAE Deputy Economy Minister Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shihhi said during a joint business forum in Baku on Wednesday his country’s investments in Azerbaijan’s economy exceeded $200 million. […]

 
 

WFP providing assistance to more than 300,000 Syrian families amid security challenges

WFP providing assistance to more than 300,000 Syrian families amid security challenges

World Food Program (WFP) said it is distributing food assistance to more than 300,000 affected Syrian families each month amid some security and funding challenges. “We started with a small project in Syria about 18 to 19 months ago and now on monthly bases the World Food Program in Syria […]

 
 

2.5 million Syrians displaced by civil war

2.5 million Syrians displaced by civil war

Aid groups working in war-torn Syria doubled their estimates and suggested at least 2.5 million Syrians have fled their homes because of the infighting. The figure were released by Syrian Arab Red Crescent on Tuesday, whose volunteers are braving death and harsh weather on the front lines to deliver aid […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 8 November

Middle East Business News Review – 8 November

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Emirates to buy 100 777s if Boeing builds new model Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international passenger traffic, is likely to order 100 planes or more from Boeing if the plane manufacturer upgrades the design of […]

 
 

WFP warns Syrian refugees influx leading to hike in food demand

WFP warns Syrian refugees influx leading to hike in food demand

Executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned on Wednesday that the food needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are skyrocketing and more needs to be done. Ertharin Cousin, after meeting with families during a two-day trip to Lebanon, said the UN agency was increasing its assistance by extending […]

 
 

Syria budget deficit widens due to Western sanctions, strife

Syria budget deficit widens due to Western sanctions, strife

Syrian government has submitted the 2013 budget in which it revealed a steep increase in the deficit due to falling revenue and rising expenditure. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency quoted Finance Minister Mohammad al- Jleilati, who tabled the budget on Sunday, as saying that the country is suffering from sanctions which […]

 
 

WFP assistance programme serving 1.5m war-affected Syrians

WFP assistance programme serving 1.5m war-affected Syrians

A senior World Food Program (WFP) official said on Tuesday the agency provided food assistance to 1.5 million people in Syria in September, a massive increase from the original target of 50,000 people in December 2011. Daly Belgasmi, WFP regional director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, told a press […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 11 October

Middle East Business News Review – 11 October

Today’s top business and economy news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai Limitless agrees restructuring of $1.2 bln loan Limitless, the indebted property arm of Dubai World, has reached an agreement with creditors to restructure a $1.2 billion Islamic loan, the company said on Thursday. Limitless will also shortly commence a […]

 
 

Turkey cuts off power supply to Syria; denies political motive

Turkey cuts off power supply to Syria; denies political motive

Turkish officials confirmed on Thursday electricity supply to Syria has been cut off, but denied it was a political decision taken by Ankara. Prime Minister Recip Erdogan, an outspoken critic of the Syrian government’s 19-month crackdown of a popular uprising, has pledged not to cut power and water to its […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 8 October

Middle East Business News Review – 8 October

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Etihad announces partnership with Air France-KLM Rapidly expanding UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways says it has struck a deal with Air France-KLM to market some of each other’s flights as the first stage of a larger strategic alliance. Alongside […]

 
 

Syria buys 100,000 tonnes Ukraine wheat

Syria buys 100,000 tonnes Ukraine wheat

Syria’s state-run General Establishment for Cereal Processing and Trade (Hoboob) announced on Monday it purchased 100,000 tonnes of soft wheat from a Middle Eastern trading firm despite reluctance by foreign banks, shipowners and grain traders to sell and transport grain to the war-torn country. A Hoboob source told Reuters by […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 25 September

Middle East Business News Review – 25 September

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Saudi king orders work on grand Medina mosque project Saudi state news agency reported on Tuesday King Abdullah has ordered the launch of a huge expansion project for the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in the holy city of Medina. The […]

 
 

Syrians marred by spiralling violence, inflation

Syrians marred by spiralling violence, inflation

Prices of basic foodstuffs and other consumer goods in Syria are spiralling out of control as the government is yet to find practical solutions despite repeated assurances to handle the issue. According to recent official statistics, Syria’s annual inflation hit 36% in July, triggering a price hike in almost all commodities, […]

 
 

The Rami Al Ali Effect

The Rami Al Ali Effect

They stood like goddesses, descended from the heavens, beholders gazing in awe. Eyes that held eternity, and breath forfeited; as if death by exquisiteness, had come calling. Such was their divinity and crafted to perfection it seemed God had indeed been skilfully biased. Like warriors of transcending beauty, invading every […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 17 September

Middle East Business News Review – 17 September

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai to refinance maturing debt by issuing bonds Dubai finance chief said on Monday plans are in place to issue a bond to refinance part of AED6.5 billion ($1.8 billion) of sovereign debt maturing in April 2013. Abdulrahman al-Saleh, Director […]