Periscope – World in Focus

February, 2015

  • 3 February

    Dangers of Journalism’s New Age

    One of three Al Jazeera journalists has been released from Egypt, and about time too. No such luck for the other two, however, who remain behind bars. Their continuing plight illustrates just how dangerous journalism can be in unstable countries, and how much more dangerous it can be when the line between politics and publication is blurred.

  • 2 February

    Presence of ISIL in Afghanistan and Central Asia

    Currently, ISIL does not seem to be operating in Afghanistan or Central Asian countries; yet, all necessary measures should be taken by the regional governments to take away the hope of ISIL surviving in the region.

January, 2015

  • 29 January

    Is Europe Going the Yugoslavia Way?

    Europe should be the world's superpower. So why is it on the verge of collapse? Why its growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise.

  • 27 January

    Inside Libya’s Ghost Town

    Ongoing UN-led talks in Geneva aimed at ending Libya's civil war appear to be faltering, with one side of the conflict partially boycotting the talks. On the front line, one small town has become the battle ground for the fight for both Libya's oil and its soul.

  • 26 January

    Crimea’s Vanishing Religious Communities

    Re-registration requirements and other red tape are driving out priests, nuns, even visiting imams.

  • 25 January

    Why the Greek Election Is So Important

    Europe has its first far-left party since the financial crisis. What is Syriza and why does it matter? Will Greece really leave the euro? All your questions answered.

  • 25 January

    View from Africa: Is Nigeria Too Big to Fail?

    The destruction of Boko Haram will not necessarily lead to a more peaceful and stable Nigeria. The extremist group rose out of a toxic brew of corruption, religion, politics and ethno-regionalism, in which struggles over Nigeria’s vast oil revenues have played out for decades.

  • 23 January

    Death of King Abdullah: A Succession Story

    The passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will change little in the kingdom and its relations with the West.

  • 21 January

    Europe and Muslims

    Far-right parties in European countries are increasing their share of votes and becoming more influential in the decision-making processes.

  • 15 January

    Controversy over Massacre in Nigerian Town

    Were 2,000 people killed or the toll was 150 in the Islamist militant group Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages in early January.