Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday said his country has a legitimate right to intervene in neighbouring Libya and ordered his army to be ready to carry out any mission outside the country, if necessary.
Kareem ShaheenI wonder how much of this is about Libya as opposed to Ethiopia as the Renaissance dam talks break down: Egypt's Sisi orders army to be ready for missions abroad amid tensions over Libya
Perhaps the pandemic ought to give way to a new consciousness – the knowledge that because events far away can affect our lives
Kareem ShaheenI wrote a column about rising food insecurity around the world and Syria particularly amid the pandemic and why it matters that we don't turn inward at this critical time: People halfway around the world are hungry and it is our problem thenational.ae/opinion/commen… via @TheNationalUAE
«لا أحبّ أن أقتل، ولا أعرف إن كان هناك من يحبّ أن يقتل. أحياناً أحمد الله لأنّني حين أضغط على الزّناد لأطلق النّار، لا أرى وجه خصمي بوضوح. أخاف أن…
Kareem ShaheenA Syrian woman wrote this next piece, a heartbreaking and fascinating account of a conversation she had with a government soldier who eventually defected and lost the use of both legs in the war, and the pointlessness of it all.
صحافيات سوريات يكتبن بأسماء مستعارة، في رهان على أن المضامين أهم من الأسماء ننطلق من قيم السلام والعدالة وحقوق الإنسان والتنوع، لتعزيز هوية سورية جامعة.
Kareem ShaheenFriends who are Syria/Mideast/Arab media watchers, I wanted to draw your attention to a new website that publishes gorgeous columns by a diverse array of Syrian writers inside and outside the country. The twist – they all use pseudonyms sot-sy.com@sot_sy
A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris,...
The vandalising of graveyards and digging up of bodies by the Assad regime demonstrate once again that man’s inhumanity to man is the new normal
Kareem ShaheenSoldiers loyal to Assad are vandalizing graves in towns they're conquering in Idlib. I wrote about how 9 years of war crimes & intl inaction have normalized things like starvation sieges and bombing hospitals, and this latest savagery thenational.ae/opinion/commen… via @TheNationalUAE
سامر عسفيكة – مراسل الحدود كشفت تقارير سورية صباح اليوم قيام وحدات أمن محليّة باقتحام عدد من المقابر في مناطق متفرقة من المحافظات السورية، ألقت خلالها القبض على جثث مواطنين لقوا حتفهم، خلال الحرب الحالية، قبل تمكّن السلطات من اعتقالهم و هم...
Kareem ShaheenTwo years ago @Alhudoodnet published a satirical article about Syrian intelligence digging up graves of citizens who succeeded in dying before being detained by the security services. Two days ago, Syrian soldiers actually did it
Ankara's latest move might slow the Syrian regime's Russian-backed onslaught on Idlib, but the tyrant will remain on the throne so long as the world…
Kareem Shaheen"The latest violence, unraveling economy, and destitution that robbed so many Syrians of hope show the cost of this erosion of decency. Without justice, no peace will be tenable, no matter how many Russian missiles or barrel bombs rain from the sky."
Kareem Shaheen"Syria’s slow destruction has shown the world that the myths about humanity’s inherent goodness and a concerned international community upholding human rights were just that—myths. The weak suffer what they must. And nothing will be done about it"
Kareem ShaheenI wrote a piece for @ForeignPolicy about the implications of Turkey's latest Syria intervention, the parallel economic disintegration in regime-held areas, and how the price of inaction and injustice is that conflict will perpetuate. Nobody has won the war
I couldn’t afford to ship books all the way to Montreal: we were a family travelling with a baby on the way, and two rescue cats
Kareem ShaheenI wrote about having to give up almost all of my 500-book collection when I moved from Istanbul to Montreal. It still breaks my heart to think about it: Rebuilding a library when you've left behind old books from an earlier life thenational.ae/opinion/commen… via @TheNationalUAE
For now, the worst predictions of the alarmists have not been realized. World War III has not started, and Tehran responded with a calculated attack that didn’t kill any Americans. It did kill or injure Iraqi soldiers stationed on the military base...
Kareem ShaheenI wrote some more words: Dear America: the death of Qasem Soleimani is not all about you - it's about the civilians victims who have already been paying for many years in blood
Many on the left forget that not everything in the Middle East is about the United States.
Kareem ShaheenThis piece by @shadihamid is absolutely spot-on in diagnosing the response in the US to Soleimani's killing. Cannot recommend enough this kind of clear-headed analysis: American Self-Criticism Borders on Narcissism