Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

Greek PM says climate crisis is with us and cost of ignoring it ‘unimaginable’

Mediterranean nations must lead the way in addressing climate change, the Greek prime minister said, warning that the cost of doing nothing was unimaginable, with mankind possibly struggling to survive beyond the turn of the next century, reports Reuters. Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, and Spain were ravaged by wildfires and record high temperatures this summer, with […]

Israeli grandfather says he saved, not kidnapped, grandson in Italy

The grandfather of a six-year-old boy who is the only survivor of an Italian cable car disaster said he was looking out for his grandson’s wellbeing by bringing him to Israel against the will of the boy’s family in Italy, reports Reuters. Eitan Biran’s parents, younger brother, and 11 other people all died when a […]

Iran’s fuel shipments violate Lebanon’s sovereignty

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah movement constitute a breach of Lebanon’s sovereignty, according to comments published by his office, reports Reuters. “The violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty makes me sad,” Mikati told CNN in an interview, his office said in a posting on Twitter. He added: “But I’m […]

Yemen’s Houthis execute nine men for involvement in Samad death

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Saturday that authorities had executed nine men who were convicted of involvement in the 2018 killing of Saleh al-Samad, then the armed group’s top civilian leader, reports Reuters. Samad, who held the post of president in the Houthi-controlled administration which runs most of northern Yemen, was killed in April […]

Yemen: protests in Taiz over currency crisis

Yemenis staged a protest in the southern city of Taiz on Saturday to express their frustration after a plunge in the local currency which led to a surge in prices and shops close. The angry protesters chanted slogans calling for urgent government intervention to stop the currency’s collapse and to provide oil derivatives and basic […]

Israeli forces capture last 2 escaped Palestinian prisoners in Jenin

Israeli forces have recaptured the last two escaped Palestinian prisoners following last week’s jailbreak from a high-security prison, Israeli police said on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. In a statement, the police said that the two Palestinians Iham Kamamji and Monadel Infiat were captured in the city of Jenin. Israel’s inevitable failure: how a old rusty […]

Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary and Decolonial Perspectives

The decolonial approach in this collection of studies offers an important and at times over looked perspective of how Palestinians have become ensnared in a settler-colonial and neoliberal project. “Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary and Decolonial Perspectives” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) illustrates how Palestinians live between erasure and endurance in terms of Israel’s colonial expansion, […]

Plane Carrying Afghans, US, and European Citizens From Kabul Arrives in Doha

DUBAI—The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month landed on Friday with around 170 passengers on board, including U.S. and European citizens as well as Afghans, a Qatari official said. Foreign nationals on board include those from Belgium, Britain, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy as well […]

Washington, Baghdad agree to reduce US troops in Iraq

Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September, Anadolu Agency reports. According to an Iraqi army statement on today, the decision was made during a meeting of the joint military committee in Baghdad on Thursday, which also considered shifting the international coalition […]

801 killed in 174 attacks targeting bakeries in Syria since 2011: Report

Around 801 Syrians have been killed in attacks targeting at least 174 bakeries in Syria since March 2011, a report by Syrian Network for Human Rights said today, Anadolu Agency reports. The Paris-based network said 149 of the attacks, approximately 85 per cent, have been committed by the Syrian-Russian alliance. Of the 174 attacks, the […]

US will help Israel strike further normalisation pacts: Blinken

Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed today to help Israel normalize relations with additional countries in the Muslim and Arab worlds as he commemorated the one-year anniversary of former President Donald Trump’s Abraham Accords. Blinken said the Biden administration would “continue to build on the successful efforts of the last administration to keep normalisation marching […]

CODEPINK activist disrupts Jared Kushner speech

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Dutch court to hear appeal over alleged Gantz war crimes in Gaza 

A Dutch court will hear an appeal next week against Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and co-defendant Amir Eshel for their alleged role in the murder of a family during Israel’s 2014 military offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli air force bombed Ismail Ziada’s family home in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza […]

Gaza reconstruction to start soon amid fears donors will not fulfil their pledges

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing in the besieged Gaza Strip announced that reconstruction of the enclave is set to begin soon but there are fears that donor countries will not fulfil their pledges. During Israel’s latest bombing campaign against Gaza in May, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Works in Gaza, Naji Sarhan, explained: […]

The Middle East, Palestine and Islamophobia in Canada’s 2021 election 

Though rarely acknowledged in the mainstream media and academia, the Middle East has been playing an outsized role in determining contemporary Canadian elections. Less than two years into his second electoral mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolved parliament on 15 August and called an early election. This was done while his Liberal Party was riding […]

Now That Trump Has Cut World Health Organization Funding…..Biden Restored It-WHO is Just Another Globalist Scheme Ripping Off American Taxpayers to Achieve Globalist Communist Agendas

Comment: Secret Society Jimmy Carter is distressed. The Secret Society Carter belongs to is the Trilateral Commission. Secret Societies do not benefit you or I; in fact, they work against the populace. Secret Societies ONLY benefit the VERY WEALTHY Members. 6 Secret Societies American Presidents Have Belonged To …https://www.thrillist.com/culture/6-secret… Author: Joe Oliveto Published: Jul 15, 2015 Estimated […]

Washington’s Rift with Riyadh Grows Deeper

With Joe Biden’s arrival in the White House, several irritants have once again come to the forefront in US-Saudi Arabia relations. The Saudis are unhappy with President Biden’s intention to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in relations with Iran, as well as the US refusal to see the Houthi movement in Yemen […]

Thousands Protest Against Taliban in Kandahar Over Evictions

Thousands of Afghans protested against the Taliban in the southern city of Kandahar on Tuesday, according to a former government official and local television footage, after residents were asked to vacate a residential army colony. Protesters gathered in front of the governor’s house in Kandahar after around 3,000 families were asked to leave the colony, […]

Russia’s Gracious Gift to the United States: Teardrop Memorial For Terrorist Victims [of 9/11 Engineered By Bush Crime Family on Behalf of British ZIONIST Empire Crime Tribe]

Comment: Vladimir Putin was the first head of state to come to America after 9/11, offer the United States full cooperation against terrorism, and then arrange for the creation and gift of the “Tear of Grief” Memorial. Ron Wieczorek 24m  · A Weekend of VictoriesSept. 13 (EIRNS)—The truth about 9/11 has finally begun to be set free, […]

Hot Mic Catches Israeli Health Minister Confessing Vaccine Passports Are About Coercion

Israeli health minister Nitzan Horowitz was caught on a hot mic confessing that vaccine passports are about coercing the public into getting the vaccine. “Imposing “green pass” rules on certain venues is needed only to pressure members of the public to get vaccinated, and not for medical reasons,” Horowitz said during a live TV show […]

Lebanon on the Verge of a Possible Solution to the Ongoing Crisis

A high-level Lebanese government delegation held talks in Syria in an attempt to solve the severe fuel crisis that has paralyzed the entire country. This is the highest level of official visit since the civil war in Syria started, unleashed by the West and the Gulf monarchies, more than a decade ago. The Lebanese delegation, headed […]

Israel To Conduct COVID ‘Genetic Scanning’ For All Inbound Air Passengers

    The world’s most “ultra-vaxxed nation” Israel is continuing to struggle to keep its coronavirus infections down, despite enacting some of the most stringent rules and requirements on its population, including rolling out one of the earliest versions of a vaccine passport to visit public venues, which has to be “updated” each six months […]

UAE trade with Israel passes $500m mark

Trade between the UAE and Israel amounted to $523.2 million in the first half of 2021, the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC) revealed on Sunday. In 2020, trade volume was $188.9 million, an increase of around 177 per cent. Excluding diamonds, the FICC said, trade between the two countries totaled $229 million between […]

Israel ministers to call for more restrictions on Palestine prisoners

A number of Israeli cabinet ministers are planning to ask the committee tasked with probing the Israeli Prisons Service over last week’s jailbreak to put more restrictions on Palestinian prisoners. Al Hodhod news network reported that Israeli Communication Minister Yoaz Hendel intends to put this on the agenda of the cabinet’s next meeting. The conditions under […]

Lebanon doctors stop working due to fuel crisis

Lebanese doctors in the northeastern Hirmil district stopped working yesterday in protest against fuel shortages and the inability to reach their workplace, the official Lebanese News Agency reported. The doctors said in a statement that they took the decision after they were unable to secure petrol for their cars, and after making all efforts at all levels […]

There are parallels between the occupations of Afghanistan and Palestine

The Palestinian public observed keenly the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. For most Palestinians, it represented a window of hope and a major morale boost; if the greatest world power could be defeated then surely the Israeli occupation could be defeated as well. Yet, there was a stark contrast between the response to the withdrawal from […]

Explosives target coalition convoy in southern Iraq

An improvised explosive device yesterday targeted a convoy providing logistical support for the international coalition forces in Al-Muthanna Governorate, southern Iraq, Anadolu reported citing a local security source. A police captain in Al-Muthanna told the agency that “an explosive device, planted by unknown persons has exploded in a convoy of trucks carrying logistical equipment for […]

Iraq, Iran agree to cancel entry visa requirements

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi yesterday announced that they have reached an agreement to cancel the entry visa requirements between the two neighbouring countries. Raisi said in a joint press conference following bilateral talks in Tehran that “several decisions were taken in the joint meeting with Al-Kadhimi”, adding that Al-Kadhimi […]

Palestine scholars criticise talks, reject normalisation with Israel

The Palestine Scholars Association yesterday criticised holding talks with Israel and rejected the normalisation of ties with the occupation state, stressing that “resistance is the best choice”. During a conference entitled “Resistance Liberates and Oslo Devastates” held in Gaza, the body’s chief Dr Nasim Yassin said: “This wide-scale participation of nobles and elites is proof that […]

Palestinians injured as Israel fires teargas at protesters in Hebron

Scores of Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron suffered as a result of tear gas inhalation yesterday after Israeli occupation forces tried to disperse peaceful protests in the city, Wafa news agency reported. According to Wafa, Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian residents in the Bab Al-Zawyeh area in central Hebron. Occupation soldiers stationed at […]

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