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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 17,2015
Just as the Syrian tragedy entered its fifth year, promising breaking news from Washington emerged signifying change. For years, Syrian President Bashar Assad has been declared by the US a leader who lost his legitimacy.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 03,2015
Public transport drivers went on strike late last week in one of the busy suburbs of Amman. The strike was reported to have created a lot of disruption and traffic congestion. Students, workers and many other commuters who rely on public transport to reach their destinations fo
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 24,2015
Although everyone’s attention is focused on the expanding chaos in the area and the preparations for war on the extremist and the terrorist trends springing up everywhere in our vast region, the situation in Gaza, and to a certain extent the West Bank, is worthy of similar
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 17,2015
The murder of three students in their apartment in North Carolina can only be seen as an ominous sign that hate-motivated terror is spreading into areas hardly expected to be home for such evil. Craig Stefen Hick’s coldblooded shooting last week of two sisters, Yusur and R
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 10,2015
The brutality with which the Daesh terrorists chose to end the life of the Jordanian pilot they took captive has shocked the entire world, perhaps as the ugliest, cruelest and most cowardly crime of our times. The impact of the barbarity was painful for all Jordanians.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 27,2015
The departure of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia last Friday has saddened the Arab world; indeed much of the rest of the world. Delegations from all over the globe headed towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to offer condolences to the Saudi authorities and, as usual,
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 20,2015
The Paris attacks that left 17 people dead earlier this month were widely condemned as deplorable acts of terror. European countries specifically condemned them because they provided a stark warning that if such terrorist acts were to continue, they would deprive Europe of its i
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 13,2015
The handling of the snowstorm by all government organisations, the army, Civil Defence, Public Security, the Gendarmerie, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and indeed the private sector was of superior quality. In comparison with last year’s chaotic performance, the ele
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 06,2015
Three weeks ago on this page, I ended an article suggesting that “it is much better for the Palestinians to present a good text, even if it is going to be refused, than to end up with an approved bad text”. I was referring to the UN Security Council draft resolution
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 05,2015
Explicit in all American administration official statements is the fact that the US will do whatever it takes — military option included — to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capability for military purposes. In other words, the US has made it perfectly clear tha