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By Editorial - Jul 14,2015
Hizbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah seized the opportunity of Jerusalem Day last Friday to call on Arabs to give their full and unequivocal support to Iran as the only remaining hope for the salvation of the Palestinians. Nasrallah’s call on Arabs to rally behind Tehran,
By Editorial - Jul 13,2015
As was expected, Russia last week vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and describing it as a “genocide”.The resolution marked the 20th anniversary of the murder of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces.&nbs
By Editorial - Jul 11,2015
Just as Yemenis, and the region, were about to sigh in relief at the news that at long last there could be a respite from war, now in its third month, through a ceasefire brokered by the UN on Friday, Saudi-led air strikes hit targets in Sanaa and the southern city of Taiz follow
By Editorial - Jul 10,2015
The World Health Organisation is advocating a new way to combat smoking, after all other methods of persuasion or dissuasion have failed, and it is simply a dramatic increase in taxes on tobacco products.In its just released report, titled “The Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015”, WHO
By Editorial - Jul 09,2015
The recent meeting of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour with representatives of several civil societies operating in Jordan aimed at engaging NGOs in a dialogue with a view to promoting better relations and coordination between the two.That is the right step that should have been ta
By Editorial - Jul 07,2015
The Sinai Peninsula has been the scene of frequent acts of terrorism and sabotage carried out by radical Islamists associated with Daesh or Al Qaeda movements for a number of years.However, after the toppling of the regime of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi two years ago, acts o
By Editorial - Jul 06,2015
The US’ decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba last week, after 54 years of interruption, took quite a bit of courage, foresight and common sense on the part of President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro.The two countries, separated by a mere 145 ki
By Editorial - Jul 05,2015
The decision of the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) to visit various regions of the country, starting with the Mafraq area, to receive complaints of human rights violations is a good, and original, step.Many people whose human rights are violated may not even know about t
By Editorial - Jul 04,2015
The recently adopted resolution by the UN Human Rights Council condemning the indiscriminate Israeli bombing of civilian targets in Gaza during the 2014 war that killed thousands of civilians, and calling on both Israel and the Palestinians to prosecute all perpetrators of war cr
By Editorial - Jul 02,2015
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to break his country’s deadlock with its creditors by holding a referendum on July 5, which will decide whether Greece stays in the eurozone.Having won elections on January 26 on an anti-austerity platform, which runs contrary to the cond



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