Opinion

Europe is failing to help a generation of traumatised children

2016/12/27 At: 23:25

Everyone knows there’s an international refugee crisis. But there is a vital issue that’s in danger of being missed – the terrible psychological damage that’s being done to millions of …

30 years ago I struggled as a black engineer. It seems little has changed

2016/12/27 At: 23:00

Thirty years ago, when I was struggling to find work as a chemical engineer, I was used as a case study in a newspaper article about the barriers facing black …



Trump and Iran: A game of poker or chess?

2016/12/25 At: 00:49

Whoever is advising US president-elect Donald Trump needs to remind him of the cliché that, while the Americans may have invented poker, it was the Persians who invented chess. As …

Why the UN Security Council vote on Syria is not the solution

2016/12/25 At: 00:46

The UN Security Council has voted — unanimously — to dispatch international observers to the beleaguered Syrian city of Aleppo to provide safety to residents wishing to flee combat zones. …

The Middle East after Aleppo

2016/12/25 At: 00:44

The outlook of the Middle East shifts with the changing condi­tions in Syria and Iraq. With the fall of Aleppo, the crises in Syria and the region cross into a …

Obama unlikely to take initiative on Palestinians

2016/12/19 At: 02:59

Peace activists have been urging US President Barack Obama to say or do something in his final days in office that would resurrect the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The logic …

What the Trump election means for a Syrian-American

2016/12/19 At: 02:51

Now that we have Donald Trump as US president-elect, as an American Syrian and a Muslim it is hard not to take a deep breath and worry about the future. …