The killing of three university students in North Carolina has brought on accusations of double standards against the U.S. media and politicians for ignoring what many in the region consider an Islamophic act and a hate crime.
This weekend, we watched in horror as ISIL-linked extremists in Libya beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. Two weeks ago, people across the world were repulsed by the killing of the Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh. This brutal act revealed ISIL's bankrupt ideology of death and destruction.
The White House has made it clear that it does not approve of Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to the U.S Congress early next month. Coming in the midst of ongoing high-level negotiations between the United States and Iran, Mr. Netanyahu’s visit to the U.S.
Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels have successfully achieved their long-held goal while the Arab World was sleeping. Under the pretence of seeking a more inclusive government, they have taken control of the country, including its capital Sana’a.
President Barack Obama has made the successful conclusions of Iranian nuclear negotiations one of the centerpieces of his foreign policy. Judging from the reaction of most observers in the region, few share President Obama’s determination to reach an agreement at all costs.
The gruesome execution by fire of a Jordanian pilot has shocked the world, especially his own country. King Abdullah has promised swift retribution against the perpetrators, the Islamic State militants.
As the situation in Iraq continues to worsen, it seems unlikely that the country will be able to maintain security and political unity. The increasing power of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has contributed to Iraq’s postwar deterioration.
In recent weeks, terrorists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood have gone on the rampage throughout Egypt murdering security forces, placing explosive devices that have killed passersby, torching trains, trams and businesses.
Islamist militants killed over 40 people in Egypt in coordinated attacks last week, leaving many more injured. The violence provoked a stern response from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who condemned the killings and vowed to respond with force.
Last week’s attack on Yemen’s presidential palace by a Shiite tribal militia — and the subsequent resignation of the president and his cabinet — marked another tragic episode in the country’s road toward greater instability.