Last week the executive board of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, approved an Arab-sponsored resolution to refer to the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque only as Haram al-Sharif, the name used by Muslims, while removing references to the Temple Mount, as it is called by Jews.
I am delighted and very proud that my homeland, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the third safest country out of 141 countries included in a study based largely on “the costliness of common crime and violence as well as terrorism, and the
Eighteen months have passed since the Yemeni Civil War began, pitting the forces of President Mansur Hadi and his allies against former president Ali Abduhallah Saleh and the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
I have reached the conclusion that the majority of Arab States are their own worst enemy. The Arab nation of which we were once so proud has disintegrated. Great swathes have descended into violent trouble spots.
Regional dailies and political observers continue to dedicate a considerable amount of attention to the ongoing suffering in Syria, particularly in the besieged city of Aleppo.
The United States Congress has, for the first time in Barack Obama’s presidency, overridden a veto to open the way to a number of potential lawsuits by U.S. citizens against foreign governments.
Congress has done the unimaginable by almost unanimously passing a law allowing the families of 9-11 victims to lodge civil cases against Saudi Arabia (and other states) for aiding and abetting terrorism, which flouts all international laws and conventions protecting sovereign states from frivolo
Al Jazeera's Behind the News program interviewed Dr. Thomas R. Mattair, the executive director of the Middle East Policy Council, on the consequences of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). The controversial bill, recently passed by the U.S.
Al Jazeera's Arab Reality program interviewed Middle East Policy Council executive director Dr. Thomas R. Mattair on the controversial Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).
Last week’s passing of Shimon Peres has prompted many in the regional media to examine the state of Israeli-Palestinian relations in the context of the Israeli statesman’s legacy.