All posts tagged middle east

  • Current Affairs
    Tikrit capture: A significant loss for ISIS?‏

    On Wednesday, Iraqi defence minister Khalid al-Obeidi announced that the government had regained control of the city of Tikrit, describing the security forces as having “accomplished their mission”. The Iraqi government is now highlighting the fall of Tikrit as the beginning of the end of ISIS, with vocal plans to recapture the rest...

  • Current Affairs
    Fight against evil: Should Britain play a greater role in defeating IS?

    An American graduate of the West Point military academy told me the reason no ground troops are in Iraq is due to the lessons learnt from the USA’s previous venture. As for Syria, the civil war makes the situation far too complex for hasty actions. Meanwhile, the rest of us are left...

  • Berlin Film Festival 2015
    Queen of the Desert

    There was real electricity in the air at the scr...

  • London Film Festival 2014
    Camp X-Ray

    Kristen Stewart stars as Amy Cole, an idealistic young priva...