Posts Tagged ‘coalition’

A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens.  In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres.   Mamdouh Ahmed Habib (image below), a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained […]

‘Broad’ post-Netanyahu coalition means, No Palestinians

There are glimmerings of light in the Israeli governing negotiations. Some commentators are dreaming of the collapse of Netanyahu’s defense line, the 55 legislators who have sworn to stick by him, due to recent setbacks: the prime minister’s pre-indictment hearing, his failure to form a government after two weeks, and rival Benny Gantz’s ability to […]

Ambition revealed, ambition stalled, but still no path to new Israeli coalition

The 22nd Knesset was sworn in Thursday on a day that was expected to be big on ceremony and short on drama. After all, the 21st Knesset was sworn in just five months ago, amid political deadlock, and did nothing except vote for its own dissolution and new elections, which have brought a repeat political […]

Netanyahu’s last ditch attempt at coalition government before returning mandate

   The results of Israel’s previous snap election left Tel Aviv in limbo as the two main rivals – Likud and the Blue and White alliance – gathered a roughly equal amount of votes but lack a clear mandate to form a coalition government. Israel’s Likud party announced, following unsuccessful coalition talks with the Blue […]

Saudi Coalition Air Strikes Kill Seven Children in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed seven children in Yemen on Tuesday, a local official and doctor said. The seven children were among 16 people killed during the air strike, as Saudi Arabia continues to pound the country already facing a humanitarian disaster. “Sixteen people, including women and children, were killed and nine others injured” in a raid […]

Can Rivlin magic up a solution to the coalition conundrum?

It has been 35 years since an Israeli president has faced the kind of political crisis President Reuven Rivlin is facing in the wake of the September 17 elections, which saw the Likud and Blue and White parties almost evenly matched and, with them, the right and center-left blocs all but tied. The last time […]

Iran, Iraq, Persian Gulf states should join coalition to defend Persian Gulf, Tehran says

Sputnik – Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised that his country would propose a new initiative to ensure the security of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman at this week’s UN General Assembly in New York, with the plan calling for cooperation between regional countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said […]

Saudi-led coalition attacks Yemen’s Hudaydah in violation of truce deal

Press TV – The Saudi-led coalition has launched a military operation against the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah in violation of a 2018 UN-brokered ceasefire agreement. The coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki claims the Friday raid has destroyed four sites which were “used in assembling remote-controlled boats and sea mines” and for carrying out attacks in […]

Saudi-led coalition strikes Yemen’s Hodeidah in wake of refinery attacks claimed by Houthis

The Saudi-led coalition has launched a new military operation north of Hodeidah, the crucial port city where nearly all of Yemen’s scarce food and other supplies are delivered, against what it called “legitimate military targets,” state-run Ekhbariya TV reported on Friday. The coalition put out a call to civilians to keep clear […]

Netanyahu says right-wing, Haredi factions to operate as bloc in coalition talks

Right-wing and ultra-Orthodox political leaders rallied around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, agreeing to present a united front ahead of coalition talks after they jointly came up short of winning enough seats in Tuesday’s elections to form a new majority government. Netanyahu met at his office Wednesday with United Torah Judaism party heads Yaakov Litzman and […]

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide Above photo: Newark Water Coalition organizes a meeting with allied groups and Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Over the past few months, the Newark Water Coalition has tirelessly been advocating for residents of Newark and taking action to spread awareness of the Lead Water Crisis. What started as […]

Saudi-led coalition strike on prison in Yemen kills at least 100 people – Red Cross

Airstrikes pounded the detention center located in a college building in the southwest of the country on Sunday.  The Sauid-led coalition, which has waged an air campaign against the Houthis for four years now, claims it targeted a Houthi military facility “in accordance with international humanitarian law.”  “We estimate over 100 people were killed,” International […]

Top cmdr. recommends W Asian states not to join coalition of Islam’s enemies

“The security of the Persian Gulf and West Asia can only be ensured by the cooperation of regional states and any foreign presence or formation of coalitions, including the presence of Zionist regime, will further increase regional tensions. We recommend policymakers of West Asia to reconsider their security policies and avoid joining the coalition of […]

Iraqi MP calls for international coalition against Israel over attacks on Hashad al-Sha’abi

An Iraqi lawmaker has called on the Baghdad government to forge an alliance with countries that have protracted disputes with the United States in order to strike Israel in the wake of recent airstrikes in the country against the positions of pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi. “The persistence of […]

Iran not to tolerate anti-Tehran coalition in region: Leader’s Adviser

Tasnim – A defense adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei deplored a recent push by the US to form a coalition in the Persian Gulf region and said Iran will not tolerate any alliance against it. “In our view, formation of any coalition in the region without the participation of […]

Italian PM Conte resigning amid tensions in coalition

Conte said he would step down on Tuesday, following a move last week by Salvini, who also serves as interior minister, to back out of a ruling coalition, plunging Italy into political turmoil. “Salvini’s decision [to call time on the coalition] is serious, it has relevant consequences for the economic and social life of the […]

Iraq Closes Airspace Even To US Coalition Flights After Suspected Israeli Raid

In what is a severely under reported but perhaps the most alarming development out of the Middle East this week, Iraq’s government has said it’s ready to down any aircraft violating its airspace amid a blanket ban on ‘unauthorized’ flights not specifically approved by the prime minister’s office. Military Times reported the day […]

Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It’s Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

Israeli company ISI released this battle damage imagery of Aug. 12 attack in Iraq Source Article from Related Posts Iran is more interested in Persian Gulf security than others: Senior commander “Iran is not interested at all in any war or conflict in any part of Iran, Iraq, Persian Gulf states should […]

Sudan’s military rulers, opposition coalition sign final agreement on civilian rule

Sudan’s military rulers and the main opposition coalition have formally signed a “constitutional declaration” for a promised transition to civilian-led government four months after the ouster of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir through a military coup. After months of nationwide protest rallies over dire economic conditions and soaring prices of basic commodities, president Bashir was […]

Iran’s Khamenei pledges continued support to Yemen – Saudi-led coalition continues its attempts to destroy the country

   Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised to continue supporting Yemen’s Huthis against a Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting to restore Yemen’s overthrown government in a four-year war. Speaking on state TV, Khamenei also urged for dialogue among Yemenis to quell the fighting that has killed tens of thousands, and which has brought […]

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