US on Syria

Jan 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – OSAMA AL SHARIF The much-anticipated Geneva negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the Damascus regime did not take place on January 25, as planned. Dubbed “Geneva 3”, the meeting, also called proximity talks, would have launched a long and arduous political process, under Security […]

Israel’s narrow options

Jan 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Hasan Abu Nimah Earlier this week, a 13-year-old girl was shot dead by an Israeli security guard near the Almon Jewish settlement, in the Jerusalem area, during an alleged stabbing attempt. Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid is not the first child to be killed by Israeli soldiers […]

Fragmentation is no solution

Jan 26,2016 -JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL During an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, on the sidelines of the Davos World Economic Forum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talked about the Syrian conflict and how he sees it end. There is no military solution to the Syrian civil war, Netanyahu stated, but […]

Daesh, Islam Nusantara and shades of grey

Asiapacific.anu.edu.au:  It’s an old enemy of Wahhabism. But is Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama and its project of tolerant, peaceful Islam an antidote to the extremism of Islamic State?  A statement late last year by Islamic State’s spokesman and senior leader, Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al Adnani, drew attention mainly because of his […]