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By Michael Jansen - May 13,2020
Despite Covid-19, Iraqis have returned to the streets to demand an end to mismanagement, corruption and sectarianism as Mustafa Al Kadhimi was confirmed as the country's new prime minister.
By Michael Jansen - May 06,2020
In an unprecedented call for action on Lebanon's turbulent domestic front, the UN Security Council has urged the Lebanese authorities "to respond to the aspirations of the Lebanese people by implementing meaningful economic reforms" and addressing security, humanitarian and coron
By Michael Jansen - Apr 29,2020
The dramatic difference between coronavirus infections in Palestine and Israel demonstrates that a people well-practiced in lockdown under occupation are better prepared than those who impose lockdown.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 22,2020
While watching satellite television coverage of the coronavirus pandemic it is impossible to ignore that many doctors and epidemiologists consulted by the US satellite CNN channel and ,to a lesser extent, the BBC are brown or black men and women. White men in suits and ties
By Michael Jansen - Apr 15,2020
The return to towns and villages in Syria's north-western Idlib province and in the north of Aleppo countryside of more than 100,000 displaced people has revealed that they fear the coronavirus more than bombs and shells.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 08,2020
To concentrate the attention of global governments on winning the war against the coronavirus, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for ceasefires in armed conflicts the world over.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 01,2020
Instead of rushing to the rescue of peoples around the globe from the coronavirus, the Trump administration is shunning friendly governments and stepping up punishment of unfriendly ones.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 25,2020
Israel's siege and blockade have both helped and hindered Gaza's efforts to stave off and fight the novel coronavirus sweeping across the world.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 18,2020
The coronavirus has caught Iraq at the worst of times.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 11,2020
Lebanon's decision to default on the repayment of a $1.2 billion Eurobond was inevitable. Prime Minister Hassan Diab was absolutely right to put d needs of the Lebanese over the timetable for paying the country's debilitating debts to international creditors.



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