Tag: Saudi Arabia

Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

Daniel Varisco: Assessing the Damage from the “Storm” (in Yemen)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

by DANIEL VARISCO for MENA Tidningen on JUNE 29, 2015: Since four months have now gone by since the start of “Operation Decisive Storm,” what has been accomplished?  The Houthi/Ali Abdullah Salih alliance controls as much ground in Yemen as they did when the bombing started and may have even gained ground.  In the south Ansar […]

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WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift  (interview with Juan Cole)

WATCH: ISIS & the Middle East Generational Shift (interview with Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015 |

by ELLIOT HILL for TheLipTV on JUNE 10, 2015:  Millennials in the Middle East are forming a clear generational gap between themselves and their elders, with the digital revolution effecting a sweeping advance of secularization. With majority populations under the age of 30, many countries are seeing a wide gulf between their social media savvy […]

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YEMEN UPDATE: 80% Need Urgent Aid; Thousands Killed, Injured; UNESCO World Heritage Site Damaged

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 12, 2015: The Battle for Aden : Insight, colour, context, detail. In this edition, war rips the heart out of old Aden as the warring parties in Yemen prepare for peace talks. (Iona Craig, From our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio) EXCERPT: “There is no rest here from this war, […]

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WATCH: Inside War-Torn Yemen: Sanaa Under Attack

WATCH: Inside War-Torn Yemen: Sanaa Under Attack

[ 0 ] May 22, 2015 |

by YOUSEF MAWRY/VICE NEWS on MAY 20, 2015:  For more than six weeks, nine countries led by Saudi Arabia have been carrying out airstrikes on Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest nation. Whole neighborhoods have been destroyed and communities reduced to rubble. According to the United Nations, the strikes, targeting Iranian-backed Houthi rebel positions in the […]

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WATCH: Saudi Arabia — Migrants Abused During Mass Deportations (HRW Report)

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 10, 2015:  (Beirut) – Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 36-page report, “Detained, Beaten, Deported: Saudi […]

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Fatal Triangle: Saudi, Iran, US Tensions Spike Over Continued Yemen Airstrikes (by Juan Cole)

Fatal Triangle: Saudi, Iran, US Tensions Spike Over Continued Yemen Airstrikes (by Juan Cole)

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

by JUAN COLE for INFORMED COMMENT on MAY 1, 2015:  The attention span of US television news is so short that it is difficult for it to cover ongoing wars in which there isn’t dramatic news every day. Not to mention that getting a camera crew into some conflict zones is highly dangerous or just […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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Can Moroccan Government Purge Extremism From Islam? (via US News & World Report)

Can Moroccan Government Purge Extremism From Islam? (via US News & World Report)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

The African nation of Morocco is fighting ISIS and the Houthis abroad while trying to brand a counterinsurgency plan at home. “(Duke University political science professor) Abdeslam Maghraoui considers Morocco’s attempts to reform domestic religion against extremism as inherently flawed: Terrorists rarely operate openly in public mosques like those Morocco is trying to regulate, and […]

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HRW on International Legal Obligations of the Parties to Yemen’s Conflict

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on APRIL 7, 2015:  (Beirut) –Human Rights Watch today released a question-and-answer document on the international legal obligations of the parties to Yemen’s conflict. The armed conflict in Yemen, which escalated on March 26, 2015, has already cost hundreds of civilian lives. “The fighting in Yemen involves an array of national […]

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Experts Weigh in (part 1) : How Does ISIS Approach Islamic Scripture?

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by WILL MCCANTS for BROOKINGS INSTITUTION (MARKAZ BLOG) on MARCH 24, 2015:  Will McCants: One of the reasons Graeme Wood’s controversial article on the Islamic State in The Atlantic stirred controversy is his statement that “the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic.” Graeme was careful to explain what he meant, but the phrase left the impression […]

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