For and against: Should Hezbollah be in Syria?

The Muslim world has been polarized by the destructive conflict in Syria which has left up to 100,000 dead, created millions of refugees and...

Sectarian tensions increase across the Muslim world

Sectarian tensions have increased sharply across the Muslim world following Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah's intervention in Syria and the reaction of Sunni politicians and clerics...

Muslim women leaving the West to fight jihad in Syria

Women involved in political or religious violence is not a new phenomena writes Dr Ilyas Mohammed. For example, women have been part of groups such...

Syrian rebel leaders in their own words

Abdul Salam Abul-Ezz from Palestine who is a contributor for the Revolution Observer analyses the recent interviews by Al-Jazeera with the leaders of the...

Egypt and the “Emperor with no clothes”

News that former president Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail demonstrated that the regime has removed its final fig leaf, the emperor revealed...

Will the US attack the Assad regime?

Editor of the Revolution Observer, Abu Anas questions whether the US is ready to attack the Assad regime and the reasons leading up to...

Leader of Jabhat al-Nusra gives ISIS final ultimatum

The Amir of Jabhat al-Nusra has given its main Islamist rival group a five-day ultimatum to accept mediation and end infighting or be "expelled''...

ISIS claim to have restored the Khilafah

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has announced the restoration of the Khilafah over the areas under its control. In a video, Sheikh...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urges Muslims to make hijrah to the “Islamic state”

The leader of the newly formed "Islamic State", Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has urged Muslims from around the world to migrate to the new "Khilafah"...

Syrian rebels and Lebanon’s Islamists dismiss ISIS Khilafah

There has been a near consensus of rejection amongst Syrian rebel factions and Lebanon’s Islamists over the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS)...