Columns

It is a horrible feeling to have in your heart, the sense that you do not know what will happen next, whether you will be safe going to your local place of worship for Eid or just walking down the road

Tasnim Nazeer

Hamas was left off Saudi's list of demands for Qatar. Days earlier, a Fatah strongman made a deal with one of the movement's leaders - only no one else in Hamas knew. Now it threatens to split the movement

David Hearst

Given the proxy nature of the Syrian conflict, it is inevitable that the Gulf standoff will change relations between rebel groups. But just how much depends on how long the rift lasts and how it ends

Haid Haid

IRGC’s missile strike on eastern Syria marks a significant shift in Iranian defence policy and sends multiple and bold messages to the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Mahan Abedin

The growing confrontation between the US and Russia in eastern Syria, combined with escalating tensions between Saudi and Iran, could spill over into conflict

Shahir Shahidsaless

Any sane person will immediately recognise that the list of demands handed to Qatar was not meant to be accepted

Galip Dalay

Jordan has maintained a cautious policy towards the Syrian civil war - by largely avoiding the violence that has spilled over into neighbouring states, it's a strategy that's paid off

Christopher Phillips

Qatar's position remains stronger than it might appear, with both funds to outlast blockade and friends from Ankara to Tehran, it may outplay its GCC foes

Christopher M Davidson

By encouraging Israel to cut Gaza's electricity, the PA has shamefully used the basic rights of Palestinians as bargaining chips in its struggle with Hamas

Sari Bashi

The media's coverage of terrorist acts perpetrated by women often distort their motivations. It's time female terrorist are given agency for their participation in violence

Nadine Sayegh