"The compact largely ignores refugees’ labour rights. The omission risks turning refugees into cheap and unprotected labour for private enterprises and large transnational corporations."Behzad Yaghmaian
Professor of political economy, Ramapo College of New Jersey
"It should become clear to all that the continuing, systemic and vicious attacks on Polish courts and their judges are bound to produce consequences beyond Polish borders and constitute a clear and present danger to the EU legal system as a whole. This is no time for further dialogue or half measures."Laurent Pech / Patryk Wachowiec
Laurent Pech is Professor of European Law, Patryk Wachowiec is Legal Analyst
"I do believe the solution to kids' obsessions with their phones starts with a look in the mirror. The problem is you and your addiction to your phone; it's not your kid. Your kid is simply doing what he or she has seen you do."Jamie Lee Curtis
Award-winning actress, author of 12 best-selling children's books
"I don't see how Trump could achieve the kind of autocratic takeover Orbán achieved in Hungary so long as democracy remains vibrant - and the opposition continues to control government - in many powerful states in the Union (such as California and New York)."R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"A rational and seemingly well-intentioned readiness towards dialogue with the Kremlin resulted in irrationally demeaning us all."Danylo Lubkivsky
Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine
"Every trivialisation strengthens the far right, as experience shows."Caro Keller
Anti-fascist collective NSU Watch
"“You ask me when and why I decided to leave, but, in fact, I did not have any choice.""Somali man, age 24
Mercy Corps study interviewee
"Viktor Orbán is leading Hungary away from the rule of law, from our fundamental rights, from EU solidarity, from the EU project. He is using public funds to wage a massive propaganda campaign against the European Union, against free movement and against the rule of law."Viviane Reding
Former Vice-President of the European Commision, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Business Middle East
A new era of gold pricing and Kuwait’s budgetary concerns are the issues in this edition of Business Middle East. Better late than never, the gold
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised to Israeli Arabs for election rhetoric that offended members of the community and drew
In Yemen demonstrators surrounded a military base in Taiz on Monday (March 23) protesting against Houthi militia who have gained control of the city
At least one person was killed and several others injured after Houthi rebels fired on protesters in the Yemeni city of Taiz. Thousands of residents
Activists claim insurgents in Syria have captured several government airmen after their helicopter came down in a rebel-held area.
Protests erupt in Taiz as Houthi rebels take control of key sites in the city, raising fears Yemen is heading for civil war.
The UN Security Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the deadly turmoil in Yemen. It comes after the country’s president called for an “urgent
More violence is feared in Yemen with reports of US soldiers evacuating as both the president and rebels issue calls to arms.
At least fifteen people have been killed in Egypt when a bus veered off a bridge in Giza. The driver had been trying to avoid another vehicle on
Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sana'a killing at least 126 people and wounding scores more.
At least 126 people have been killed and more than 100 others wounded in triple suicide bombings targeting mosques in Sana'a, Yemen.
Saudi Arabia’s security forces conducted military exercises on Wednesday (March 18) just miles from the Iraq border, where fighting continues between
Violence in the southern Yemeni city of Aden has left at least 13 dead. Militia loyal to the country’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have been
Fifa has confirmed that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that was originally planned to take in the summer will be moved to November and December of that
Fierce fighting has broken out between rival forces in Yemen, closing Aden’s international airport and forcing President Hadi to flee his
Likud, in spite of predictions, came out of Israel’s elections ecstatic. What a party! Campaign headquarters went wild as its gains mounted. This
As millions of voters went to the polls in Israel, this edition of Business Line focuses on the country’s economy.
We discover its impressive
After Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise election victory the prospect of a peace deal with the Palestinians, elusive at best, looks to buried in the
Markets edged higher in Israel though trading was largely indifferent to the election result.
“The market’s indifference apparently stems from its
Street art in Saudi Arabia is spreading. The historical city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast is fast becoming the place to be for the country’s urban
Confounding his critics and the opinion polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is celebrating a surprise victory in Israel’s general election. His
The Israeli election result has been greeted with neither surprise nor irritation in Washington. The White House had said that President Obama
While the Likud party may have made a stronger than expected showing in the tightly fought Israeli election, a bigger surprise has been the
Israel’s ruling Likud party appears to have secured a win in the country’s general election. According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz Benjamin
Exit polls show Netanyahu and Herzog tied while another gives the outgoing PM a one-point lead, while Joint List, a grouping of Arab parties comes in third.
Turkey’s inaugurated a 10-billion euro project to pump Azeri gas to western Europe.
The Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) aims to carry 16
Millions of Israelis have voted in a tightly fought election with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle. A strong campaign by the
The Israeli elections appear to have left the two main parties, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union neck and neck so the
The Israeli elections come at a tough time for Palestinians with Israel withholding more than 100m dollars in tax revenue as well as continued settlement building.
People took part in a cardboard sled race at Palandoken in Erzurum, Eastern Turkey on March 15, 2015.
Palandoken is one of the most important ski