Cuba after Castro

View online Since Raul Castro took Cuba’s helm from his ailing brother in 2008, the communist country’s economic waters have gradually shifted. Restrictions on private enterprise were eased, allowing Cubans to open restaurants and ply their trades. The government introduced … Continue reading

Mosul and the ashes of war

View online As Iraqi forces press closer towards Mosul, ISIL fighters are digging in, displaying fierce resistance to the imminent recapture of their last urban stronghold in the country. It could still take weeks or even months, but it is … Continue reading

The changing face of Gaziantep

View online Gaziantep, Turkey – On a wall inside the Qasr al-Omaraq cafe near Gaziantep University, the Aleppo Today news channel plays on a large television screen. Sipping tea and occasionally glancing at the news feed, cafe owner Ali Yousef … Continue reading