Middle East

By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
May 14th, 2013
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Joseph Puder In her Washington Post column on May 5, 2013, Jennifer Rubin blasted the Obama administration, opining that “As for the Middle East, when a U.S. president is this passive and unwilling to act in accord with its words, the West and the Sunni states can take comfort in knowing that Israel ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 14th, 2013
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The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1701 in August 2006, which brought about an end to the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon. The resolution called on the Lebanese government to “secure its borders and other entry points to prevent the entry in Lebanon without its ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2013
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By Ambassador Donald Koran, opinion Today, around half the world’s population is at risk from malaria – a preventable and treatable disease that claims the life of a child every minute. Just ten years ago it was estimated that globally, malaria killed nearly a million people each year, wi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2013
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By Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma Almost half the world’s population – an estimated three billion people – live in areas where malaria is transmitted. Endemic to 107 countries in the tropics and subtropics, it is responsible for around one million deaths globally every year, with sub-Saharan Africa the hardes...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 28th, 2013
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By Ajamu Baraka This month marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq, one of the most egregious expressions of naked power and imperial ambition since the Second World War. The attack defied both an outraged world opinion — expressed by global mass demonstrations  — and the United Nation...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 21st, 2013
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A lack of qualified swordsmen may relegate the barbaric Saudi practice of public beheadings to the historical ash heap, although such a change is unlikely to slow down the swelling numbers of people being put to death in the Saudi Kingdom. Saudi Arabia’s Sharia-based judicial system has long consider...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 20th, 2013
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Whether or not he achieves diplomatic breakthroughs on his visit to Israel, President Obama’s trip could help the peace process by focusing news media attention, for once, on positive aspects of normal existence in that controversial corner of the Middle East. Though coverage inevitably focuses...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 20th, 2013
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A decade after Operation ‘Shock and Awe’, Iraq has been the captive of unspeakable violence. But what is at all about? KHADIJA PATEL asks 10 of the most pressing questions about the enduring legacy of the war in Iraq. 1. Was Saddam Hussein a cohort of Al-Qaeda? Er, no. The U.S. military’s first...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Mar 20th, 2013
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With all American troops left Iraq since December 2011, America has squandered an extraordinary military victory that was won in the spring of 2003 when U.S. forces overthrew the regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Ten years after the invasion, and regardless of the legitimacy of the mil...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 20th, 2013
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By Paul Craig Roberts March 19, 2013. Ten years ago today the Bush regime invaded Iraq. It is known that the justification for the invasion was a packet of lies orchestrated by the neoconservative Bush regime in order to deceive the United Nations and the American people. The US Secretary of State at...