Syrian Rami Basisah and his violin have been through hell and high water together. His childhood dream of becoming a world-famous musician is about to come true. But the trauma of losing is country means he cannot enjoy his success.
The Greek island of Tilos has hosted more than seven times its population in refugees… and has done so with dignity, respect and with almost no external assistance.
“A lot of Syrians are indulging in a nostalgia that requires a lot of denial,” says Syrian-American author Alia Malek. “This is why I’m a student of history, not to live in a fantasy but to learn why and how we are where we are today.”
The plight of the 63,000 refugees and migrants still marooned in Greece should give Europeans pause for thought.
America’s decision to democratically elect a dictator has Middle Eastern reformers bewildered, but the region’s despots are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory – a sure sign of troubling times ahead.
For an ideology which claims to stand at the pinnacle of humanity, white supremacy exhibits a paranoid sense of inferiority and persecution.
Although violence is all too often the path of least resistance, Israelis and Palestinians urgently need to navigate a peaceful path out of the quagmire.
Where once Syrians struggled for the ideals of freedom, equality and dignity, the freedom that most counts in Syria today is the freedom from the fear of death.
By Khaled Diab If you are or look like a Muslim or Arab, whatever you do, do not read, sweat or speak Arabic when flying. Tuesday 30 August 2016 Choosing what to read on a flight is always a dilemma.…
Turkey’s failed military coup has been a “gift from God” for Erdoğan, who is now cementing his grip on dictatorship