Cyber-attack amplifies Saudi worries

The Gulf kingdom claimed on Monday that it had “detected” an “advanced” cyber-attack targeting the government’s different agencies. The kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center, which is affiliated to the Interior Ministry said the attack involved the use of “PowerShell control software.”

Will Catalonia Create a Domino Effect in Europe?

The Catalonia referendum has the potential to encourage demands of autonomy and independence along with shaking the foundations of more powerful unitary European powers, especially when there is an economic or political crisis.

Hijab-wearing school girls to face questioning in UK

Head of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, announced that Britain’s primary school inspectors would question girls who wear the Muslim headscarf at school.

Turkish, Iranian, Russian foreign ministers meet to discuss Sochi Summit

The move to invite PYD seemed an unnecessary hitch that has the potential to trouble the warming relations between Turkey and Russia. Cavusoglu stated that the participation of the terrorist group in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress would be unacceptable for Turkey. “Our sensitivity about PYD/YPG is obvious,” he added.

Where will the Saudi Plane Crash?

Announced on November 4, the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri shook the country and sent a shock wave across the region. Saudi Arabia’s offensive against Iran is now expanding on all fronts with all the relevant risks. But does the young Crown Prince, at the initiative of this strategy, have the means of his policy?

The United Nations in an Age of Transition II: The Predicament of the United Nations Organization

Since the colonial era, the great powers have acted according to the maxim of divide and impera (divide and rule). This has been particularly obvious in the policies concerning Palestine since the period of the British Mandate, but also concerning the Kurdish issue –­ whether secret or open – since the 1970s, or, more recently, in the positions taken concerning the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.