(Turkistan Islamic Party propaganda)
September 19, 2018 - 13:28 GMT
The TIP, wanted by China and isolated by Turkey, has nowhere to go, and has reportedly rejected the demilitarization agreement.
MEK at Camp Ashraf (AFP/FILE)
September 19, 2018 - 12:56 GMT
The Iranian opposition group, the MEK have been radical student activists, guerrilla fighters, terrorists, a Saddamist milita, and a U.S. foreign policy tool. But are they a cult?
Sex work is a controversial topic in Jordanian society. /Shutterstock
September 19, 2018 - 12:18 GMT
Sex work in Jordan is a controversial topic. But what is assumed to be prostitution often turns out to be much more complicated. Sometimes what looks like prostitution involves a lot less sex than people assume. And sometimes, vulnerable people get trapped in horrific cycles of sexual abuse. Jordanian law needs to be able to see the differences, and to provide safety rather than punishment for those who have been exploited.
Saudi's late king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (AFP/FILE)
September 18, 2018 - 10:51 GMT
The MEK got at least 3 tons of gold bars from Saudi Arabia and a share of Iraq's oil revenue under Saddam Hussein.
Investigation of MH17 (Bellingcat)
September 13, 2018 - 13:13 GMT
Eliot Higgins is using publicly available information to cut through the fog of war. He's changing international law and war crime investigations as a result.
MEK leader Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
September 13, 2018 - 12:22 GMT
The MEK is one of the strangest groups in the world today. Considered a terrorist cult by many, it paid enough money to U.S. politicians they were the only hope for a free Iran. How?
Syrian protesters wave the flag of the opposition as they demonstrate against the regime and its ally Russia, in the rebel-held city of Idlib on September 7, 2018 (ZEIN AL RIFAI/AFP)
September 10, 2018 - 14:45 GMT
Turkey has not opened its borders, and regime-aligned forces have already begun bombing civilian targets. The humanitarian disaster is already unfolding.
Syrians in a Eastern Ghouta hospital recover from a chemical attack (AFP/FILE)
September 05, 2018 - 14:23 GMT
Politicians are stuck in their thinking that ensuring human rights means going to war. Here are 8 things they could have done to ensure civilians are better protected in the war without using military force, but didn't.
Chen Quanguo (AFP)
September 04, 2018 - 14:42 GMT
Chen Quanguo is the architect behind China's ongoing crackdown of its Muslim population in Xinjiang.
View over Palestine's occupied Jordan Valley (AFP/File Photo)
September 04, 2018 - 12:22 GMT
Israel wants control of the Jordan Valley, and is using illegal settlements to take it. The settlement building is likely to speed up while Trump is in office, giving Israel the window of support it needs to try and make its hold on the valley irreversible.
August 30, 2018 - 11:50 GMT
Both sides are pre-empting a chemical attack in Syria; the Idlib offensive could become yet another humanitarian catastrophe.
(Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba via AFP/FILE)
August 29, 2018 - 11:37 GMT
Ozy's specialty is writing glossy, in-flight magazine style profiles of ethno-nationalists and Islamophobes.
August 29, 2018 - 11:15 GMT
Its chaos and tribalism overstated, William Lawrence thinks people simply do not understand Libya, and claim its conflict is much easier to solve than the one in Syria and Yemen, if only analysts and policymakers start from the local level up.
August 26, 2018 - 13:51 GMT
Even as Twitter is heralded in helping to foment populist revolts in the Middle East in 2011 with the Arab Spring, they appear to also be useful for authoritarian governments and big corporations to maintain their power, no matter how undemocratic it is.
“Killer robots” are, in fact, exactly what the name suggests /AFP
August 22, 2018 - 11:06 GMT
The words “Killer Robots” might sound like they belong in Hollywood studios, rather than in high-level debates on international law. But a new report from Human Rights Watch argues that “killer robots” could be a very real, and dangerous presence on battlefields in the next few years if some developers get their way.
August 21, 2018 - 14:22 GMT
Why is the U.S. and U.N. inflating the number of active ISIS fighters by tens of thousands?