Maria Ahmad, the Iraqi girl loves drawing, writing thoughts, cooking, horse riding

Maria Ahmad, the Iraqi girl  loves drawing, writing thoughts, cooking, horse riding
Maria Ahmad, the Iraqi girl was born on the 6/11/2003 in London. She is a student at the secondary school. Maria loves drawing, writing thoughts, cooking, horse riding, preparing sweets and henna inscription. She also loves the nature especially the sea and sunset time. Maria hopes to become a fashion model and aspiring to do the architecture studies. She started drawing when she was three years old. She suffers from the inflammatory disease which causes her to admit hospital time to time.She is trying to express her challenges and live aspirations through her hobbies and artistic drawings. Maria’s mother is keen to provide her daughter’s talent to the world ,as she... المزيد
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Saleh’s Last Gamble

Saleh’s Last Gamble
The former Yemeni leader’s fatal mistake was to cut a deal with the Saudis     By Abdel Bari Atwan For nearly three years, the United Arab Emirates tried to persuade its ally Saudi Arabia that the shortest route to winning the war in Yemen would be to co-opt Ali Abdallah Saleh and unravel his alliance with the Houthi Ansarallah movement. But the Saudi leadership stubbornly resisted any such suggestion. It refused to forgive or forget the way the former Yemeni president – its long-time protégé whose life it saved after the 2011 assassination attempt against him – turned against it and joined the ranks of its enemies in Yemen. Only when it... المزيد
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Sowing Strife in Yemen

Sowing Strife in Yemen
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have long tried to unravel the Houthi-Saleh alliance. Now they’ve succeeded.     By Abdel Bari Atwan Until last week, the Saudi-led Arab military coalition was in serious trouble in Yemen. It had spent almost three years relentlessly bombarding and blockading the country and its impoverished and defenceless people, targeting their schools, hospitals, markets and gathering places, subjecting them to a suffocating blockade that denies them the most basic humanitarian supplies, and leaving three quarters of them to face starvation and disease. Yet the coalition’s plans were a dismal failure. The quick military victory it expected... المزيد
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Barzani’s Resignation

Barzani’s Resignation
The Iraqi Kurdish leader’s big mistake was to bank on US and Israeli support for his ill-judged independence bid     By Abdel Bari Atwan   Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, did not step down voluntarily. He was forced to resign by a democratically-elected parliament once he realised he could no longer remain in office after the grave misdeeds and mistakes he committed at his people’s expense, due to his ill-considered decisions and stubborn stances that put personal advantage above the public good and his misreading of political realities. Iraqi Kurdish opposition to Barzani had been growing... المزيد
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The Resignation That Wasn’t

The Resignation That Wasn’t
  The Resignation That Wasn’t Hariri has played his cards right so far, but can he stay the course?     By Abdel Bari Atwan Saad al-Hariri never really resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister. Otherwise, he would not have retracted or suspended his resignation at the request to President Michel Aoun as soon as he returned to Lebanon. If he had seriously wanted to leave office he would have remained in Riyadh, where he spent two weeks in mysterious circumstances after announcing his resignation from there, or in France, where he later travelled, or arranged to be granted asylum in Cyprus which he briefly visited on his way back. Anyone who... المزيد
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The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

The Saudi-Israeli Alliance
Israel’s leaders won’t go war on Riyadh’s behalf but are quite happy to lure it into a series of self-destructive conflicts   By Abdel Bari Atwan Saudi Arabia continues to spring surprises and fan the flames of conflict in the region, as though the wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya and (partially) Iraq are not enough. After detaining Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign, it has begun flaunting its eagerness for an alliance with Israel more openly than ever. On 16 November, the London-based Saudi internet newspaper Elaph published an interview with Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot in which he affirmed the Israeli... المزيد
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Tough Times for Iraqi Kurds

Tough Times for Iraqi Kurds
The crisis into which Barzani has plunged his people was both predictable and avoidable     By Abdel Bari Atwan The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, may have saved his leadership from collapse by insisting on proceeding with the referendum on independence, which has greatly increased his popularity.    But he has also placed the Kurds in a difficult predicament, aggravating their regional and international isolation and uniting their enemies. Anyone watching the joint press conference held by the presidents of Turkey and Iran after they met to discuss the situation last week will have been left in no doubt that tough times lie ahead... المزيد
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Barzani’s Resignation

Barzani’s Resignation
The Iraqi Kurdish leader’s big mistake was to bank on US and Israeli support for his ill-judged independence bid     By Abdel Bari Atwan   Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, did not step down voluntarily. He was forced to resign by a democratically-elected parliament once he realised he could no longer remain in office after the grave misdeeds and mistakes he committed at his people’s expense, due to his ill-considered decisions and stubborn stances that put personal advantage above the public good and his misreading of political realities. Iraqi Kurdish opposition to Barzani had been growing... المزيد
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As Kurdistan Ponders Independence, Kurds Wonder about Own Currency

As Kurdistan Ponders Independence, Kurds Wonder about Own Currency
Images of fake ‘Kurdistan’ bills have started popping up on the internet. Photo: kurdistanica.com ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - As Iraq slides closer to full-fledged civil war and the Kurds ponder independence, rumors waft through the bazaar: will the Kurdistan Region ditch the national currency and start printing bills of its own? Businessmen whisper that the design of the new currency has been finalized and is ready for print; images of fake “Bank of Kurdistan” bills have started popping up on the internet.  Speculation is fueled by the fact that the Iraqi government has refused to send the Kurdistan Region its budget for half a year... المزيد
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Crackdown in Saudi Arabia

Crackdown in Saudi Arabia
The authorities’ ruthless determination to throttle all dissent and disloyalty is likely to backfire   By Abdel Bari Atwan The detention last week of the well-known reformist Saudi preachers Salman al-Odeh and Awadh al-Qarni did not come as a surprise. It was only to be expected given the current state of political and tribal polarization in the Gulf, and the determination of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Muhammad bin-Salman to use an iron fist to consolidate his rule and remove potential obstacles to his planned accession to the throne. He is showing that he is ready and able to throttle any opposition on either count, whether it comes from... المزيد
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