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Middle-East

Turkey: Economy at the cliff edge

Writing in the Guardian at the beginning of June, Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard, posed an important question: "Are the brewing exchange rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turk Read more...

Turkey: Elections extend Erdogan's power

The headline results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections are that Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the presidential election and the alliance of his "Party for Justice and Development", A Read more...

Turkish election - a choice between Erdogan and a nationalist opposition

There was already much to suggest that the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkıma Partisi, "Party for Justice and Recovery/Development") and MHP (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi, "Party of the Nationalist Movement") would Read more...

Assad to repossess Syria’s graveyards

THE SYRIAN regime is undertaking a thinly-veiled legal manoeuvre to punish the millions of refugees who have fled the civil war, and entrench the postwar sectarian redivision of Syria by repossessing Read more...

Israel celebrates Trump’s ‘present’ with another massacre

Israel has celebrated the opening of Donald Trump’s Embassy in Jerusalem with a bloodbath, by massacring at least 58 Palestinian demonstrators, amongst them 14 year-old Ezz el-din Musa Mohamed Alsamaa Read more...

Israel marks its 70th anniversary by massacring Palestinians

Over the past four weeks, at least 37 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 4,000 wounded, by Israeli troops firing indiscriminately into demonstrations organised as part of the Great Return Ma Read more...

The 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre

THIS YEAR’S celebrations of the anniversary of the foundation of the State of Israel were bigger than ever. Read more...

The US, British and French airstrike on Syria

US, British and French aircraft have attacked three Syrian army targets. They claim that these were related to the chemical arms programme of the country. Read more...