Chaos in Syria.
By Middle East Monitor
Jerusalem is the Palestinian people’s eternal homeland and capital, the member of the Islamic-Christian Council in Jerusalem, Father Manuel Mosallam, has stressed.
The Chinese have an amusing saying: “May you live in interesting times.” The catch is that this is not a good wish, but a curse! The person saying it is wishing that life will overwhelm you with surprises, changes and events. The result is a lot of unpredictable disturbances that will not allow you to live in peace. Welcome to the Middle East!
Christmas season is not very jolly for most Christians in the Middle East. Israel has the only growing Christian community in the region, while the Kurdish autonomy in Iraq has become a safe haven for those fleeing for their lives.
By Steve Leibowitz, World Israel News
Taking into consideration the ongoing developments in Russia and the U.S., it is safe to say it is high time for Turkey and the EU to start getting closer
By Emre Gonen, Daily Sabah
By Dan Perry, The Associated Press
Will 2018 dampen the fires that rage across the Middle East? Although skepticism is understandable, there is a glimmer of change.
By OLSI JAZEXHI, Daily Sabah
US. President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem has caused worldwide condemnation and rejection. Muslim and non-Muslim activists, government institutions and religious organizations have reacted against the latest American provocation against the Muslims and Christians of the Holy Land.
A new study shows that U.S. government weapons ended up in the hands of Islamic State jihadists, but no one in Washington seems interested in how they got there or what President Obama knew, writes Daniel Lazare.
By Daniel Lazare, Consortiumnews.com
More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins on December 21, 2017. Greece, with support from its European Union partners, should urgently transfer thousands of asylum seekers to the Greek mainland and provide them with adequate accommodation and access to fair and efficient asylum procedures.
By MURAT YETKİN, Hurriyet Daily News
The fact that there was no mention of Turkey in the latest U.S. National Security Strategy, announced on Dec. 18, was considered something positive by decision-makers in Ankara. They had been worried that if Turkey was mentioned it could be with negative references.