Analysis: The final collapse of Daesh exposes the abject failure of UK foreign policy
Not only is British and US foreign policy responsible for the rise of the so-called Islamic State group, but it is now breeding the conditions for future chaos
THE Daesh group (or the so-called Islamic State) has finally been crushed, by and at enormous cost to local populations, as it makes its last stand in Baghuz on the Euphrates river near the Syria-Iraq border.
At its height Daesh's would-be 'caliphate' stretched over 34,000 square miles and established brutal rule over eight million people across parts of Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan.
Analysis: Viktor Orban is dismantling Hungarian democracy piece by piece - within the EU
The Hungarian autocrat creates new political courts system and attacks workers’ rights – while benefiting from influx of European capital
AS Brexit chaos continues in Britain, it's easy to miss the wider crisis afflicting European society.
Nowhere is this more obvious or alarming than in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has for years pushed his opponents to the margins and eroded the space for dissent and opposition.
Analysis: Rise of Spanish far-right shows nowhere in Europe is immune
Ben Wray examines what’s behind the emergence of far-right in Spain as an electoral force, the first breakthrough for Falangists in the post-Franco era
THE regional elections in Andalucía, the largest region of Spain on its southern coast, on Sunday [2 December] has seen the far-right finally arrive on the Iberian Peninsula as an electoral force, with nowhere in Europe now free from the scourge of fascism’s revival.
Analysis: The Saudis are vulnerable and Yemen is on the brink of famine - it’s time to march
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray argues that there may never be a more important moment to demonstrate against the UK’s complicity in the Saudi bombing of Yemen than now
AMID the noise over the Jamal Khashoggi killing, the UN aid chief Mark Lowcock’s words to the UN Security Council on Tuesday hardly got noticed.
But they couldn’t have been more alarming.
“There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen: much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives,” he said.
'Long live free Catalonia': National Day demonstration for Catalan independence draws hundreds of thousands
“Our government has committed to making the republic a reality,” Catalan President Quim Torra said ahead of the mass mobilisation
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets of Barcelona to celebrate Catalonia’s National Day of Diada and show their support for independence, despite a heavy police presence.
'Shameful': MSPs embark on pro-Israel trip amid 'apartheid' law protests
Trip leader Jackson Carlaw declines to answer if MSPs will visit with minority groups affected by new laws enshrining the "apartheid nature" of Israel
PALESTINE solidarity activists have lashed out at a cross-party delegation of MSPs who have departed on a trip in aid of "building bridges" with Israel, as a storm of protest hits the country over controversial new laws.
Spain withdraws warrants for Clara Ponsati and other exiled Catalan politicians
Although the Spanish Supreme Court has withdrawn all European Arrest Warrants against pro-independence fugitives, national warrants remain in place
FORMER CATALAN MINISTER Clara Ponsati is now awaiting confirmation of her legal status, following the announcement today [19 July] by the Spanish Supreme Court that it has withdrawn all European Arrest Warrants against pro-independence Catalan politicians abroad.