December 2nd Issue

Turkey – Russia Relations: The Butterfly Effect

A diplomatic confrontation between Turkey’s President Erdogan and Russia’s President Putin may unleash a conflict which may impact the world By NOUR SAMAHA It was as though it was clipped from the sky: a single satellite image that has set the region agog. Across a tiny area on the map, over the opposition-held Jabal Turkman area of north-west Syria, a Russian jet traversed the skies, allegedly into Southern Turkey, embarking on an airspace violation that was met with swift consequences from the NATO member state. Turkey responded immediately, firing an air-to-air missile from its F-16 fighter jets, causing the Russian Su-24 bomber to spiral to the ground. The downing of the jet may have caused a burst in the sky, but it has also proven to be the touch paper that has set relations between the two former Soviet-era enemies alight; likely to be played out on the battlefield in Syria. A diplomatic affray is unfolding b (Read More)

Inside Cover

The UAE Turns 44

By Staff Writers                       In early February 1968, Sheikh Rashid bin…

Features

Food For Thought

New government regulations to curb price hikes in the UAE markets BY Anna Yazijyan Food prices are expected to drop…

Let My Country Awake

Bangladesh is slowly being riven apart BY Nazmus Sakib Nirjhor When his autopsy had drawn to a close, the doctors…

GEN LOST

A quiet tragedy is unfolding for the children of jordan’s refugee camps By Maysa Zureikat For 14-year-old Omaymah Hoshan, a…

Cracking the Fake State

Can hackers and Western security services win the online war against Daesh? BY Mirren Gidda One day after the attacks…

For Freedom and Honor

Grief prevails despite victory as Yazidis mourn loved ones BY Mohammed A. Salih With a pistol hanging from his belt, Dilkash…

First Among Equals

BY Omar Mohamed THE ANCIENT Chinese philosopher Mencius once said,  “A state without an enemy or external peril is absolutely…

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Against All Odds

Sea turtles find it harder to beat mounting challenges in Lebanon BY Mostapha Raad She glides by you with such…