Category: Middle east

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ATTACK ON SOMALIA’S INTERIOR MINISTRY KILLS AT LEAST NINE

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for the attack, in which more than a dozen others were injured. A man walks from the scene of a suicide car bombing near Somalia’s presidential palace in Mogadishu [Feisal Omar/Reuters]   At least nine people have been killed and more than a dozen others wounded in an attack on Somalia‘s interior ministry in…
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July 7, 2018 0

REBELS IN SOUTHERN SYRIA REACH DEAL TO END VIOLENCE

Amman, Jordan – Despite a raging crisis in neighbouring Syria, Jordanhas recently kept its doors shut in the face of thousands of displaced Syrians massing along its northern borders. On June 19, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and his military ally, Russia, launched a fierce offensive against rebels in southern Syria’s Deraa province. The assault has pushed more than…
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July 7, 2018 0

IRAN HANGS EIGHT ISIL MEMBERS OVER 2017 ATTACK ON TEHRAN

Tehran says those executed were directly involved in the June 7 assault that killed at least 18 people in the city. The June 7 attack was the only one carried out by ISIL in Iran [File: Omid Vahabzadeh/Fars news/AFP]   Iran has executed eight people over the 2017 attack on Tehran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum, according to…
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July 7, 2018 0

SYRIAN GIRL WHO USED TUNA CAN FOR LEGS RECEIVES PROSTHETIC LIMBS

An eight-year-old Syrian girl whose plight touched the world after she was photographed walking on tuna cans has received prosthetic limbs in Turkey. Maya Merhi, who was born with no legs because of a rare congenital condition, had been living with her father in a refugee camp after fighting forced them from their home in…
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July 7, 2018 0

ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT PLOT MADE ON PRESIDENT ERDOGAN

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo on Sunday, in spite of an assassination threat. According to sources in Turkish Intelligence, reports surfaced that a group of Turkish citizens where planning an assassination attempt on The President. Turkish nationals living in Macedonia’s capital Skopje contacted Intelligence services notifying them of…
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May 27, 2018 0

IN IGNORANCE THEY FEEL CONTENDED By Igho Hakeem Ohwojeheri

Few weeks ago, I was in a commercial vehicle from Enugu to Abuja and the issue of Palestine/Israel came up. It dawn on me once again that some Nigerians have their own fictional version of the conflict that they throw at our faces unintelligently whenever the issue is being discussed. They even believe in claims…
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May 17, 2018 0

WORLD LEADERS CALL FOR RESTRAINT AFTER ISRAELI RAID IN SYRIA

World leaders call for restraint after Israeli raids in Syria   Israeli air strikes against what it says were Iranian targets in Syria draw global calls to avoid further escalation. Israel said the bombardment was in retaliation for Iranian rocket fire [Syrian Central Military Media, via AP] The United Nations, Russia, France, Germany and Britain…
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May 12, 2018 0

REIGNS OF WAR By Umm Anas Bint Yaq’qub

We all came from one man, Differentiated by tribe and faith, Created the same way from mere semen. Oh Allah, to your paradise the matyr went, Children are doubting their faith in tawheed, Losing hope in their dreams in fear of the enemies sword, Save our brothers and sisters facing hardship, It’s not their fault…
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May 1, 2018 0

THE PALESTINIAN WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF GAZA’S PROTESTS

The Palestinian women at the forefront of Gaza’s protests In socially conservative Gaza, women have been leading the Great Return March movement, uniting all Palestinians.   ‘I loved the sense of unity we all felt when both young men and women helped each other during the march protest,’ said Taghreed al-Barawi, seen in the photo…
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April 20, 2018 0

IS FRANCE REINVENTING ITSELF AS A KINGMAKER IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

President Emmanuel Macron is trying restore France’s position as a ‘power broker’ in the Arab world, analysts say. French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Elysee Palace [File: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters] France is pursuing an ambitious foreign policy under President Emmanuel Macron that seeks to restore Paris’ clout and influence in the Middle…
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April 18, 2018 0