"God is greater than Israel and America," was the echoing cry of tens of thousands of Palestinians, who descended into the graveyard in grief stricken Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip. They congregated in yet another familiar scene to bury their loved ones, killed by Israel's brutal war against the Palestinians.
The US administration’s double standards in dealing with the intensifyingnuclear crisis in
Considering the US-North Korea protracted standoff, one can only imagine howfoolishly disposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein must now feel that hedidn’t pursue a more determined programme of weapons of mass destruction.Even if one would accept
Labeling as 'dangerous' the violent escalation in the Gaza Strip between supporters of the Fatah and Hamas movements is an understatement, to say the least.
There is little disagreement on the indispensable role of the media in influencing political debate and narrative, thus shaping public discourse.
A few weeks ago I learned that a journalist who was one of my colleagues was kidnapped, then, five days later, released unharmed with his driver in Baghdad. I was shocked, then relieved. I somehow managed to find some humor in the not-so-humorous event. Prior to his Iraq trip, my colleague, a young British reporter, had asked me if he "could use my name" as a reference should he be kidnapped. Despite the fact that I was unsure how my name - little known in Arabic press that dominated Iraq - would be of any help, I agreed.