It is the west’s blind myopia that leads it to go to war in the Middle East, with disastrous consequences, argueson reading an account of Islamism which shows that, as an ideology, it is growing further apart.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded yesterday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut’s southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2015
The destabilisation in Yemen proves that the Iranian government under the supposedly ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani is as threatening to peace in the Middle East as any of his more overtly anti-western predecessors. Human Rights Watch has accused the Iranian-sponsored Houthi rebels “of possible war crimes, including using snipers to shoot civilians”.
Mon, 25 May, 2015
AS the Arab Spring becomes the Arab Summer and with the Middle East set to burst on to our TV screens this weekend with the Irish-owned ship MV Saoirse sailing to join the international flotilla to Gaza, it’s an appropriate time to take stock.
Wed, 22 Jun, 2011
A suicide bomber killed a police officer protecting a Shia Muslim procession in north-western Pakistan today, while rocket fire injured 11 worshippers at a Shia mosque, stoking fears of sectarian bloodshed as the holy festival of Ashoura builds towards its climax.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2007