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UN resolutions on Palestine and the European selectivity on human rights

Almost every year, draft resolutions related to Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights are discussed and voted on at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and its subsidiary organ, the Human Rights Council (HRC). While resolutions adopted by UNGA and HRC may not be legally binding, they indicate strong political commitments and show states’ positions. The debate […]

الرياض مستعدّة للانسحاب… والعين على موقف واشنطن: لا ملحق يمنيّاً لـ«إعلان بكين»

 الأربعاء 15 آذار 2023 لقمان عبد الله   كانت المفاوضات بين الجانبَين اليمني والسعودي قد قطعت أشواطاً كبيرة بالفعل (أ ف ب) حفّز إعلان السعودية وإيران استعادة علاقتهما الثُنائية، تساؤلات كثيرة حول تفاصيل الاتفاق وما إنْ كان يحتوي ملحقات سرّية، خصوصاً في شأن الملفّ اليمني الذي انعقدت جولات تفاوض عديدة بشأنه بين الرياض وصنعاء في […]

Reactions to Iran and Saudi Arabia resuming ties – Quotes

Here are some key quotes and reactions after Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to re-establish relations in a deal announced after four days of previously undisclosed talks in Beijing. Statement issued by Iran, Saudi Arabia and China Tehran and Riyadh agreed "to resume diplomatic relations between them and re-open their embassies and missions within a […]

Iran blames US for failed prisoner swap deal

Iran has blamed the United States for the failure to conclude a prisoner exchange deal sponsored by Qatar, explaining that the exchange was about to take place but the "US showed bad faith". Speaking during a weekly press conference on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani thanked the State of Qatar for its "positive […]

المرشح جوزيف عون: عندما يتحوّل الجيش منظمةً غير حكومية يموّلها الخارج

الإثنين 20 شباط 2023 ابراهيم الأمين   من دون مواربة قد يلجأ إليها من يريد التعمية على مقاصده، يعرف الجميع أن قائد الجيش العماد جوزيف عون مرشح لمنصب رئيس الجمهورية. في لبنان، يظهر من لا يرفضون هذا الترشيح قدراً ضئيلاً من الدعم العلني، وتتحدّث غالبيتهم عن عدم ممانعة، وليس عن تبنٍّ صريح. أما الرافضون فكثر، […]

Emirates Premium Economy is now on every Sydney flight as the rollout continues

Sydney is the first city in the world to have Premium Economy on every Emirates flight. The Sydney-Dubai route stakes its claim as the first – and currently, only – city pair in Emirates’ global network with Premium Economy now available on every flight. In fact, Emirates is the only Middle Eastern carrier serving Australia with […]

هل يجرؤ العرب على كسر حصار سوريا؟

  الأربعاء 8 شباط 2023 ابراهيم الأمين عند وقوع أزمات كبرى، يظهر الحجم الفعلي لبلد كلبنان. حتى لقاء باريس الخماسي، أول من أمس، الذي كان مخصصاً لمناقشة الملف اللبناني، تحوّل في جانب منه إلى البحث في التطورات العاجلة في المنطقة جرّاء الزلزال المدمّر الذي ضرب سوريا وتركيا فجر الاثنين، بعدما أظهرت عمليات الإنقاذ هول الكارثة. تركيا، […]

Iran on the Erdogan – Assad Rapprochement Path, Meaning and Timing

 FEBRUARY 6, 2023 It seems clear that the entry of Iran into the line came at the request of Damascus, which thus wanted to balance the Iranian role with the information that constantly talks about common and intertwined personal and official interests between Presidents Putin and Erdogan. The following is the English translation from Arabic of […]

Report That Saudi Arabia Will Sponsor FIFA Women’s World Cup Sets Soccer World on Fire

Reports circulating this week that Visit Saudi, the official tourism board of Saudi Arabia, would sponsor the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup prompted an eruption of outrage in the soccer world and a loud protest on Wednesday by host nations Australia and New Zealand that they were not involved in the approval process. Source

President Assad Resisting Russian Pressure to Help Erdogan

ANUARY 14, 2023  ARABI SOURI– J Russian President Putin continues his extensive efforts to help the Turkish madman Erdogan in ruling Turkey, economically, Russia has done its uttermost to help the Turkish economy after the US and European Union pressure on it and despite the policies of Erdogan prior to the Russian special military operation in […]

رسائل «حازمة» من الحوثي… وجهوزية عـسكرية معلَنة | ابن سلمان لـ«أنصار الله»: خذوا اليمن وأعطونا ضمانات أمنية

الجمعة 6 كانون الثاني 2023 حمزة الخنسا   لا تزال الأوضاع في اليمن تُراوح في خانة اللاسلم واللاحرب، وهي الحالة التي أعلنت صنعاء أخيراً، وبشكل واضح ومكرَّر، عدم قبولها بأن تصبح أمراً واقعاً، متعهّدةً بوضع حدّ سريع لها، من شأنه أن يَحسم وجهة الأمور: إمّا إلى السلام الذي يلبّي شروطها، أو الحرب التي تُمكّنها من فرْض […]

KSA sentences uni prof. to 30 years in prison over tweets

December 28, 2022  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  Saudi Arabia sentences a university professor to 30 years in prison for tweets about the kingdom, its propaganda policies, and the security situation. Saudi journalist Turki Al-Shalhoub, who previously triggered a public outcry for exposing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s contentious plans against highly revered sites in […]

On football, opium and popular resistance: Not all sports are created equal 

My friend is not an elitist. To the contrary, he has spent decades of his life fighting social inequality, racism and championing the rights of disadvantaged groups. Therefore, I was taken aback when he surmised that "football is the opium of the people". The reference, which summons a famous Marxist maxim about religion written in […]

Croatia edge Morocco to clinch World Cup bronze medal

Morocco's dream run at the 2022 FIFA World Cup ended in defeat as Croatia held on for a 2-1 win in the third-place playoff on Saturday, reports Anadolu Agency. A frantic start at the Khalifa International Stadium saw Croatia take the lead in just the 7th minute through a diving header from defender Josko Gvardiol […]

Qatar 2022: The ‘free Palestine’ World Cup

WATCH: Morocco fans chant shahada during France game Source

Morocco’s FIFA World Cup Victories Defeat Israeli Normalization Efforts

Last Saturday, Morocco’s national football team defeated Portugal in the FIFA World Cup, resulting in celebrations throughout the Arab World. One of those celebrations took place in Jerusalem, where Palestinians hoisting up the Moroccan flag were dispersed and attacked by Israeli occupying police forces. Morocco has been the star of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, […]

The World Cup isn’t over yet, but Palestine has already won

As the World Cup enters its final 10 days, many can only guess at who might take home the whole thing. What can be said for certain, however, is that Palestine has won people’s hearts, and captivated the world’s attention like no other — and their team isn’t even playing. Source

The World Cup Thankfully Keeps Politics in Football

With global attention focused on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, there are the usual bleatings about politics being entangled with sport. Qatar being a country with no previous football tradition, these are being magnified beyond the usual levels. Selling out to big business! Ignoring Qatar’s human rights record! Preventing fans drinking! LBGT and migrant […]

Qatar in the grip of Washington

Washington’s defense of its unipolar world is becoming increasingly difficult for the White House, and it is accompanied by growing opposition from Russia, China and an increasing number of supporters of a multipolar world order. Under these circumstances, Washington is desperately trying to demonstrate what little still remains of its influence on the suppression of […]

Morocco fan dances with Senegal supporters

WATCH: African teams continue to shine after Morocco triumph Source

Iranians have something to celebrate after Wales victory

READ: Iran Football Manager dodges question on protests Source

Iran football manager dodges question on protests

Iran's football manager, Carlos Queiroz, dodged a question from a reporter over ongoing protests in the country, saying he only wanted to talk about the game, Anadolu News Agency reports. At a press conference on Thursday, ahead of Iran's game against Wales, Queiroz told a BBC reporter: "Why don't you ask such questions to (England's […]

The BBC’s abysmal coverage of Qatar’s World Cup

The British state-owned broadcaster’s refusal to show Qatar’s Opening Ceremony reeks of hypocrisy By Omar Ahmed November 21 2022 The FIFA World Cup held in Qatar is probably going to be the worst in the 92-year history of the tournament, but not for the reasons most are thinking. Aside from the fact that it is being held […]

Qatar signs 27-year deal with China as LNG competition heats up

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China's Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG), the longest such LNG agreement, so far, as volatile markets drive buyers to seek long-term deals, Reuters reports. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, competition for LNG has become intense, with Europe, in particular, needing vast amounts to help […]

FIFA World Cup: angry fans slam BBC for not showing opening ceremony

Thousands of football fans have slammed the BBC over its decision not to air the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup which started in Qatar yesterday. For the first time in its history, the British broadcaster ignored the spectacle in favour of a political broadcast aimed at Qatar that has outraged football fans around […]

Erdogan, Sisi shake hands at World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for the first time on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar yesterday, according to the Turkish presidency. An official in the Turkish presidency confirmed to AFP that this is the first meeting between the […]

Al-Qaeda tells Muslims to shun ‘immoral’ Qatar World Cup 

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has called on Muslims around the world to shun the FIFA World Cup currently underway in Qatar, although the terrorist group stopped short of issuing any threats to carry out attacks or calling for acts of violence. AQAP, which is an affiliate based in Yemen, condemned the tournament's host […]

Qatar’s hosting of a successful FIFA World Cup will be an Arab success

Qatar is living through one of the thousand and one nights, which people thought was a fantasy but can now see with their own eyes. It has become a reality, with a dazzling display that is capturing hearts. This small country is throwing a large party for countries from around the world; two million people […]

We are all Palestinian’: Fans Show Solidarity with Palestine ahead of World Cup in Qatar (VIDEOS)

November 20, 2022 Hundreds of football fans converged on Qatar’s Lusail City on Saturday waving Palestinian flags ahead of the start of the World Cup, The New Arab reported. The event was organized by the Qatar Youth Against Normalization group, bringing together locals and fans who had traveled to the Gulf state for the games. […]

Debunking the myth of ‘de-politicizing’ sports

November 20, 2022  Source: Agencies By Ahmad Karakira  Ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, calls to de-politicize sports seem ridiculous and senseless upon examining the inseparable historical connection between sports and politics. A few days before the 2022 Qatar World Cup, French President Emmanuel said that sport should not be politicized. “I think we must […]

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