In Lebanon, Security Takes Precedence Over Human Rights
A United Nations report stated that ‘torture in Lebanon is a pervasive practice that is routinely used by the armed forces and law enforcement agencies’. In October 2016, the...
Amid Deepening Diplomatic Crisis, Turkey Gambles on Qatar Alliance
Indeed, under Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey’s policy of engagement with Sunni Islamists across the Middle East and North Africa is indicative of its interest in wider...
Qaddafi Son Released by Libyan Militia, His Whereabouts a Mystery
Saif al-Islam is trying to mobilize support among tribal leaders and fighters loyal to his father. Many Libyans perceive him as Libya’s ‘saviour’ that could reform their troubled country.
Victory Over Islamic State a ‘Civilian Catastrophe’ Says New Report
The researchers concluded that IS ‘committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes’ and that Iraqi government and US-led coalition forces ‘appear to have committed repeated violations...
UAE and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Story of Rivalry and Hatred
In the years since, the UAE has considered fighting the Muslim Brotherhood locally, regionally and globally a top priority. Using its financial influence and political links, the UAE has...
In Bahrain, Human Rights Situation Deteriorating
“The human rights situation is the worst it has been in the country’s modern history,” Khalid Ibrahim, director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, told Fanack. “There is...