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UK's new gas saviour during supply crunch is Qatar

After gas shortages in the UK have led to soaring high prices, Qatar eyes an opportunity to strengthen ties with the UK in terms of gas supply. It is clear that Qatar sees Brexit...

Cryptocurrencies may be the last hope for those in the Middle East

Everything in existence will be assimilated into the online world. Some things already have been. This has proven true with business, shopping, services, social life, journalism, warfare and with the recently-announced 'metaverse', perhaps even...

The last time Iraq was free of foreign interference was during the Abbasids—even then it was short lived

It is perfectly reasonable for Iraqi nationalists and patriots to demand that their country be free of foreign interference and patronage. This has been most vocalised in relation to corrupt governance amid increased political...

Emirati normalisation questions

Three "breakthroughs" made by Abu Dhabi in the past months, call for reflection: The first was with Israel, as relations have gone beyond the normal level of opening embassies or exchanging political visits, etc,...

'Facing four obstacles while working for Palestine in Britain'

The solidarity work for Palestine in Britain faces challenges linked to the presence of Boris Johnson, "the enthusiastic Zionist" as he describes himself, at the head of the government, accompanied by the extremist, Priti...

Annual Write-Up On What I’m About And What I’m Doing Here

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Every year around my birthday I like to write an article where I try to articulate as clearly as I can who I am, where I...

Islamophobia is often fanned by the mainstream media; I have witnessed it

I was once told by someone I networked with that, "You really don't have the right look with your hijab on." The person was in a position of authority within Britain's mainstream media. I...

With Herzog's visit to Hebron, is Israel considering a microstate deal for the Palestinians?

Israeli President Isaac Herzog chose to celebrate the Jewish Hanukkah holiday — the "Festival of Lights" — at the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron, accompanied by a group of settler leaders. "The historical affinity...

Britain's missed opportunity to redeem itself

This year's International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People was yet another missed opportunity for Britain. There were no messages of support or atonement from Whitehall for the tragedy it inflicted on the...

Tunisia's half coup and the idea of a counter-revolution

Tunisia's President, Kais Saied, vehemently denies what he did in Tunisia is, literally, a constitutional coup, as his adversaries claim. The President might feel comfortable if we describe his July power grab as "half...

People power can stop the Uyghur genocide

Boycotts are a powerful weapon in the quest for justice. This is why the Israeli leadership is making so much effort to have the peaceful resistance of the pro-Palestine Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement...

The US Manufactures Weapons And Consent: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The only manufacturing jobs left in the US are military weapons and consent. ❖ Gotta keep dropping bombs because they gotta keep making bombs. Gotta keep...

Overthrowing Israel's bogus definition of anti-Semitism

On the first of October, the University of Bristol fired Professor David Miller, a world renowned expert on the Israel lobby, the Zionist movement and Islamophobia. They did not give an explicit reason for...

On the authoritarian noes

Governments are described as authoritarian when they do not grant people the right to choose them freely and change them freely through periodic and fair elections when they prevent the free circulation of information...

Israel's destruction of historic cemeteries threatens a fragile calm 

A team of Israeli municipality workers escorted by police officers began to bulldoze Al-Yusufiya Muslim Cemetery a few metres away from the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa in October, sweeping away human remains and scattering...

Afghanistan and the sanctions model against Iraq 

There are similarities between the reality of Afghanistan and the Taliban, which emerged victorious in its confrontation with an international coalition led by America, and the situation of Iraq after the 1980-1988 war with...

UN complicity in Israeli violations against the Palestinians has to stop

In 1977, the UN General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. In 2005, the UN started to organise an annual exhibition...

Feminists have scored an own goal over Afghanistan's 'Me Too' moment

The plight of women in Afghanistan has rarely been out of the media spotlight since the Taliban arrived back in Kabul after taking most towns and cities in their country with little or no...

Words of solidarity with the Palestinians and acts of alliance with Israel

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which falls at the end of November of each year, differs in its current circumstances and facts from the past decades, since its was approved...

Belgium is on the right track, but Europe has failed Palestine

The Belgian government's decision on 25 November to label products made in illegal Israeli Jewish settlements is welcome, although it will ultimately prove ineffectual. Belgium has historically shown solidarity with Palestine if compared to...