Vijay Prashad, August 8, 2013
Things are not looking good for Qatar under its new emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, age 33. This weekend, a Qatar Airways flight from Doha (Qatar) to Tripoli (Libya) had to be diverted to Alexandria (Egypt) and returned to Doha. Gunmen seized the control tower at Mitiga Airport, whose runways were then closed to this daily flight from Doha. A day before, gunmen entered the Qatar Airways office at the airport and threatened to do what they did the next day. They also said that they planned to run Qatar Airways out of their downtown office in Tripoli Towers.
Newsclick Report, June 29, 2013
Egypt is now on the boil with a wide coalition of forces coming together asking President Morsi to leave and the holding of new presidential elections.
Conn Hallinan,Courtesy: Foreign Policy in Focus, June 27, 2013
The Obama administration’s decision to directly supply weapons to the Syrian opposition may end up torpedoing the possibility of a political settlement.
Ronda Hauben, February 4, 2013
Benghazi attack on the US Consulate on September 11, 2012 "offers a relatively rare window into the on the ground actions of the US government’s clandestine operations.
Newsclick Production, November 19, 2012
Aijaz Ahmad in this Part 2 of the discussions looks at what the impact of this war is likely to be for the other players in the region. He believes that Israel will have to pay a heavy price for a course that can only weaken their strategic allies in the region.
Courtesy: Sharmine Narwani , Al Akhbar English, 11 May, 2012
Sharmine Narwani, Courtesy: Alakhbar English