“GOOD SOULS WILL NOT BE HUMILIATED”– So tweets Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad after the United States, Great Britain and France started dropping some heavy ordinance in and around Damascus. Though …

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WE NEED MORE MUSLIM SEX CULTS – Just kidding; no, we don’t. All cults are either weird or dangerous or both. But do yourself a favour and read this investigative piece …

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THE SAUDI SPRING – I haven’t blogged much about Saudi Arabia’s next king, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, because I don’t want to get too excited just yet. The proof will …

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IS THIS CRITICISM OR COMPLIMENT? – Turkish pro-government newspaper compares Angela Merkel to Hitler: The Yeni Akit daily, known for its hardline views on Turkish foreign policy, printed a photo-shopped …

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IT’S TOUGH BEING BABY DONALD TRUMP IN AFGHANISTAN – A kinda touching story actually, of a Afghani Shia teacher who named his son Donald Trump after reading one of Don’s …

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AXIS IS SO LAST SEASON, CHECK OUT THE TRIANGLE – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with …

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UNHAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Problems bigger than microaggression: Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency on Wednesday quoted prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi as saying the unidentified woman took off her headscarf …

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PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEMITISM, DEFENDS HERSELF – The tragi-comedy in the letters section of the London Review of Books: There, the feminist American legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon can be found …

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THE GREAT SATAN’S MIRACULOUS HEALING POWERS – He curses but he partakes: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what …

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INTERNATIONAL IRONY ALERT – Mr De Niro goes to the Emirates: Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration’s stance on climate change, telling a packed audience …

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THIS IS WHAT REAL RESISTANCE LOOKS LIKE – Hint: it doesn’t involve pink pussyhats. Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against …

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OUR ALLIES ARE KILLING OUR ALLIES – Turkish ground troops have reportedly entered a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria and are advancing with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces. Turkey’s state-run news …

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“ISRAEL IS A COLONIAL PROJECT, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JEWS” – Palestinian Authority President (now in the 13th year of his 4 year term) has delivered a “wide-ranging” 2-hour …

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