Africa’s Last Colony

Western Sahara - the region in question, is a strip of land stretching from Morocco to the North and Mauritania to the south and east, sharing short borderline with Algeria with long coastline of Atlantic Ocean to the west. Since mid 70's desert country is a hot point of dispute between the Kingdom of Morocco …

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“The most Alien looking place on Earth” – Suquotra Island

I haven’t been there. My friend has. In the paradise on Earth. Pure, wired, serene, beautiful.   It was almost 7 years ago, when we both lived in Sana – capital city of the Yemen. Asmir, my friend from Montenegro went there for a trip to visit the island and make some plans with local …

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Vision 2030, Saudi women driving and what’s next?

Until June 2018 Saudi Arabia will be the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Almost three weeks ago, on 26th of September king Salman in royal decree announced that the kingdom will finally join the rest of the world and abandon the restriction. The decision was made after consulting …

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What is wrong with GCC?

None. This is exactly how many refugees accepted rich GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries by the official statistics. Their refusal prompted angry responses on social media from shocked individuals to high ranked activists. In September 2015 Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth tweeted: “It speaks volumes when migrants choose European hostility over fellow Arabs …

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Land of Canaan. Part III, 50 years of turmoil.

After 1967 Six Day War further history of Israel resembles the first 20 years of its existence, with more military conflicts with Arabs and Palestinian insurgency. Great Jewish victory didn’t deter their foes from trying to retake the land. In some cases it actually proved to cause exactly opposite effect. Humiliated Arab leaders decided to …

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Why not ‘why’ and why ‘when’? Qatar crisis.

   On Monday 5th of June several Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) followed by Egypt and the Yemen cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, gave its’ citizens two weeks to leave and only 48 hours its’ diplomats to quit. Additionally Gulf countries closed land, sea and air borders isolating tiny peninsula.    The reasons for …

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