Conflict

  • Israelis are being stabbed to death in the streets of Jerusalem − why doesn’t anyone care?

    “What we have witnessed these past weeks has looked like solidarity with murderous Palestinian knife-wielders, mixed with callousness towards innocent Israelis' lives.”...
  • Macedonia on the edge of yet another conflict!

    The events are likely to deepen concern in the West over stability in Macedonia, where the government is on the ropes over opposition allegations of illegal wire-tapping and widespread abuse of office....
  • Ukraine over the Gun Barrel

    Picture-reporting from #Ukraine’s barrel of gun! Photographers Vadim Ghirda and Evgeniy Maloletka have been covering the unrest in Ukraine this week for The Associated Press....
  • Fear rules in Damascus as Syria's revolt enters fourth year

    During a recent meeting of Damascene merchants, talk turned to the case of a colleague detained by Syria’s powerful and dreaded state security apparatus. The man in question, it seemed, had overheard someone cursing President Bashar al-Assad, but failed to turn them in. “Imagine that! They took him and beat...
  • Ukraine, a brief History of Crimea

    The Crimean peninsula was conquered by Russia in the 18th century under Catherine the Great. Crimea became part of Ukraine in 1954 when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred jurisdiction from Russia. Crimea officially landed in an independent Ukraine after the 1991 Soviet collapse. Today the port of Sevastopol is...
  • Inter-ethnic tensions rising in Macedonia

    For many ethnic Albanian citizens of Macedonia, much of the autonomy and integration promised under the Ohrid accord has yet to be realized. Many say that the ethnic Macedonian-dominated government never recognized the need for increased language rights and autonomy for minority communities and complain that it formally respects...