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The current civil war in Yemen has its roots in the glorious Arab Spring of 2011. Much before the arrival of the new revolution in the Arab nations, Yemeni Government has had a troubled relation with Ansar Allah, a Shia group based in northern part of the country.  
 

The body of Aylan Kurdi has gone beyond the ‘iconic’. Being small and dressed like a little European boy, and being white rather than brown-skinned, his very name posthumously and subtly shifting to the homely English ‘Alan’, the son of the Kurdish refugee family fleeing across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Europe became ‘our’ child. 

 
 

Africa is increasingly occupying a key space in the Modi government's foreign policy goals. After successive visits by the President, Vice-President and PM to Africa this year, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi , President of Egypt, one of leading countries in the Arab World, is in India. In an exclusive email interview with ET President Sisi called for choking funds and arms for terror groups to combat extresmism.

 

Every catastrophe in Turkey in recent months has been greeted with the superlative, “deadliest”. Only the intensity varies with every bout of mortal fundamentalism.

 

Early this August, the Pentagon announced plans to sell weapons worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia. The news itself was not surprising as the Arab kingdom is one of America’s biggest arms buyers, but the timing of the announcement was rather conspicuous. 

Early this August, the Pentagon announced plans to sell weapons worth $1.15 billion to Saudi Arabia. The news itself was not surprising as the Arab kingdom is one of America’s biggest arms buyers, but the timing of the announcement was rather conspicuous. 
 

Five years after the Arab Spring, the situation in many countries of the West Asia and North Africa region is far from satisfactory.

 

The recent crisis in Saudi Arabia, wherein thousands of Indian workers lost their jobs when their employers suddenly shut shop, higlights the many challenges that emigration poses to the Indian Government and economy

 

The loss of Manbij, a northern Syrian town close to the border with Turkey, to Kurdish-Arab forces is a body blow to the Islamic State. Since 2014, when it captured the town, the IS had used Manbij as a critical supply link for goods and fighters to be smuggled in and out across the Turkish border.

 

Instability of the Middle East transcends Democrat-Republican or Labour-Tory divisions. Bush, Blair, Obama and Cameron all have blood on their hands, as the recent Chilcot inquiry showed.

 

Pakistan’s political parties, unsurprisingly, lashed out over the attempted coup in Turkey.

 


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  It would seem that the government of India has decided to suppress the voices of Kashmiris by imposing a social media ban.
 
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