Category: Middle east

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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

UN TO RELAUNCH YEMEN PEACE TALKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS

The United Nations’ new envoy for Yemen has said he plans to unveil a new plan to end the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest country within two months. Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that he would develop a new framework to re-launch negotiations between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels, but warned that fighting…
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April 18, 2018 0

PALESTINIAN EX-PRISONER: YOU SIT THERE WISHING YOU WOULD DIE

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months. Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months. Hebron, occupied West Bank – Haifa Abu Sbeih was…
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April 18, 2018 0

MAY SHIGENOBU, CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION

May Shigenobu, child of the revolution How a small group of Japanese revolutionaries secretly aided the Palestinian cause from Lebanon. ‘I feel proud and lucky to have had a whole community of these idealistic, self-sacrificing people around me’ [Nadine Beyrouti/Al Jazeera] Beirut, Lebanon – To say May Shigenobu had an unusual upbringing would be something of…
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April 16, 2018 0

WHAT IS THE WEST’S END GAME IN SYRIA?

What is the West’s end game in Syria? Were US-led strikes on Syria aimed at destroying chemical weapons, or an attempt to maintain geopolitical status quo?   The US was joined by the United Kingdom and France in the latest operation in Syria [File: AP]     More than half a million Syrians have been…
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