Category: Middle east

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IRAQ: PARLIAMENT ELECTS BARHAM SALIH AS NEW PRESIDENT

Salih is a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government [Reuters] Iraq‘s lawmakers have elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as the country’s new president, the state television reports. Salih is a former prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Iraqi federal government.…
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October 2, 2018 0

SAUDI ARABIA GIVES YEMEN $200M TO HALT CURRENCY COLLAPSE

Saudi Arabia has given a $200m cash infusion to Yemen’s Central Bank to shore up its reserves after the war-torn country’s currency went into freefall over the past few weeks. The state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Tuesday the “donation” will help “achieve stability of the Yemeni economy and boost the local currency”, which has lost…
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October 2, 2018 0

GREAT MARCH OF RETURN: SIX MONTHS OF PROTESTS IN THE GAZA STRIP

The Great March of Return protests started on March 30, the commemoration of Land Day. They call for Palestinian refugees’ right of return to their villages and homes from which they were removed to make way for present-day Israel. They are also protesting the strict blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than a…
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October 1, 2018 0

PALESTINIAN LEADERS PLAN TO FIGHT US PUNITIVE MEASURES

Palestinians leaders are weighing retaliatory measures against the United States’s decision to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) diplomatic office in Washington, DC, including ending security cooperation. “It’s among possible steps we are thinking about,” Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, told reporters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah…
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September 13, 2018 0

ISRAELI FORCES TEAR DOWN PROTEST CAMP NEAR KHAN Al-AHMAR

Israeli forces have dismantled several shacks that were set up by Palestinianprotesters close to the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar. Activists had erected a number of huts near the village, home to nearly 200 people, in the occupied West Bank that is slated for demolition by Israel. Israeli forces arrived at the village before dawn…
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September 13, 2018 0

THE BRIDE IS BEAUTIFUL BUT SHE IS MARRIED TO ANOTHER MAN By Ganiyah Isamotu

Think of the first night with your beautiful bride, that unforgettable moment you shared together, and as time passed she continued to remain the comfort of your eyes, her compassion and understanding gave you the tranquillity and happiness you much desired. Living like “happily ever after” that whenever she is out of sight it evokes…
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September 8, 2018 0

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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