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What should be done with foreign ISIL fighters captured in Syria? | Syria

The end is near for ISIL's so-called caliphate. That's according to US President Donald Trump, who says the armed group will be defeated in Syria within days. US-backed Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces say they've cornered the last Islamic...

Dutch Palestinians remain disappointed after birthplace ruling | News

The man whose case led to the Netherlands recognising the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, as official birthplaces, said he is still dissatisfied because the new ruling avoids the word Palestine and therefore fails to acknowledge...

Resurgent Russia: Myth and reality | Russia

Make Russia Great Again. That is the mission Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to have adopted in international politics. Following his return to the Kremlin in 2012, he took up a more assertive foreign policy, seeking to secure...

Israeli ‘centrism’ and what it means for Palestinians | Israel

With less than two months until Israel holds an election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party is maintaining a strong lead in the polls. His main rival - and currently the only plausible threat to another Likud-dominated government...

Israel’s Judaisation of Palestine is failing | Israel

"Everything Palestinian in Jerusalem is targeted by Israeli occupation," said Palestinian Archbishop of Jerusalem's Greek Orthodox Church, Atallah Hanna on January 29 during a meeting with a delegation from the medical aid organisation Doctors without Borders. "The Islamic and Christian holy...

Jihadi bride Shamima Begum must apologise first for a chance to return to Britain

CAMPAIGNER Fiyaz Mughal has told how Shamima Begum abandoning the UK for ISIS should be viewed as “an act of treason”. Here Fiyaz Mughal, director of counter-extremism organisation Faith Matters, tells how the jihadi bride should only be welcomed...

What are India’s options against Pakistan after Kashmir attack? | India News

With India's general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 42 soldiers in disputed...

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Trump summit...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday. Trump...

Merkel, Pence clash on Iran deal at Munich conference | Iran News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended the nuclear deal with Iran that severely limits its ability to produce enriched uranium in the face of strong opposition from the United States. While there is agreement with the US on the...

Why Pakistan should not take Saudi money | Pakistan

This weekend, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Pakistan with his entourage of over 1,000 people, including investors, government officials and security personnel. It is expected that the trip will result in investments in Pakistan worth up...

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