Posts Tagged ‘regional’

What Remains of the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Ba’ath Party?

Before being overthrown by the Americans and their allies in 2003, Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq singlehandedly for 24 years, led the Iraqi branch of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, which played a crucial role in the life of every Iraqi. What was the renown of Saddam Hussein like among the people, and why did […]

First United Nations World Tourism Organisation regional office opens in Riyadh

The first United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional office has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, was joined by Saudi Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, and Princess Haifa Al-Saud, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia, to inaugurate the hub that will co-ordinate initiatives across 13 countries in the Middle East. “It […]

Zakani: JCPOA only limited to nuclear issue and not regional or defensive capabilities

Zakani: JCPOA only limited to nuclear issue and not regional or defensive capabilities – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Alireza Zakani, a presidential candidate, responded to many questions, including his foreign policy, possibility of sealing another JCPOA that would be “longer” and “stronger” as mentioned by the Europeans. Zakani began […]

Sayyed Nasrallah: Attacking Al-Quds Means Regional War, Gaza Victory Strategic

25/05/2021 Source [embedded content] Zeinab Essa Beirut-Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered on Tuesday a speech marking the “the Resistance and liberation Day”. At the beginning of his speech, His Eminence revealed that he has been sick for the past 2 weeks. He further congratulated the Lebanese people on May 25th liberation […]

Touring Gaza, Regional UN Humanitarian Chief Presses Both Sides Over Ceasefire

Lynn Hastings, the head of the humanitarian operations in the West Bank, visits Gaza City May 22, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Nidal al-Mughrabi After touring rubble-strewn areas of Gaza hit by air strikes during fighting between Israel and Hamas, the top UN aid official in the region appealed to both sides on Saturday to observe a ceasefire […]

Marwa Osman on Israel’s genocide of Gaza, and the new precedent of united regional Resistance

Eva Bartlett  A very informative discussion with Beirut-based journalist and political analyst Marwa Osman, on the litany of Israeli crimes against Palestinians in Gaza during Israel’s horrifying bombardment of the besieged and densely inhabited Gaza Strip. Note: as of May 19: Ministry of Health in Gaza: 219 Palestinians massacred, including 63 children, 36 women and injuring […]

Chinese Human Rights Awareness Campaign Resonates With Regional Australians

Joey Huang landed in Australia as a skilled migrant in 2015, with a PhD degree and 15-year experience in transport planning in Shanghai. However, the main reason for his move was to escape the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Breathing the air of freedom in the southern hemisphere, Huang has […]

Israel-Gaza Conflict Rages On Despite US, Regional Diplomacy

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 17, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem Israel pummeled Gaza with air strikes on Monday and Palestinian militants launched rockets at Israeli cities despite a flurry of US and regional diplomacy that has so far failed to halt more than […]

Lebanese Maritime Border Dispute Intensifies As Regional Tensions Rise With Israel

This Monday Lebanon’s caretaker Public Works and Transport Minister expanded the country’s maritime border dispute claims by 540sq miles, submitting a document to the United Nations to confirm it.  Indirect talks were held last year between Israel and Lebanon, causing a raised level of tensions between the two countries. This came after thousands of Israeli […]

Domestic and Regional Fissures Collide in Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah II speaks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, during a group photo of Arab leaders, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia, March 31, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Zoubeir Souissi / Pool / File. Differences over socioeconomic policies, governance, and last year’s normalization of relations between Israel, the UAE, and three […]

Sisi warns of regional instability over Renaissance Dam crisis

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has warned that it will not allow any other country to undermine its water supply and if it does, there will be severe regional consequences. “I’m not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable and rational,” Al-Sisi said on Tuesday at a press conference in Ismailia to mark the […]

Netanyahu touts achievements from record vaccinations to boosting regional ties, security

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Netanyahu touts achievements from record vaccinations to boosting regional ties, security March 11, 2021 by Israel Kasnett – JNS.org Read on for article Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his case for why he believes—again, or rather, still—that he is Israel’s strongest candidate to head Israel’s next government […]

Madrid set for early elections after regional government collapses

Spain’s political landscape has been shaken after the regional government in Madrid split and called an early election. The region’s president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced on Wednesday the right-wing coalition in the Spanish capital — consisting of the liberal Ciudadanos (Citizens) party and the conservative Partido Popular (PP) — had been dissolved, less than two […]

France’s health minister considering new restrictions & regional lockdowns as Covid-19 spread continues

France’s accelerating spread of Covid-19 is likely to prompt it to impose new restrictions, including regional lockdowns, the country’s health minister has said. The situation is especially bad in the southern resort city of Nice. Health Minister Olivier Veran visited that city on Saturday, inspecting a local health center. Nice has experienced a major surge […]

Catalonia prepares to head to the polls for Sunday’s regional elections

Catalonia is preparing ballot boxes, votes and anti-COVID 19 measures ahead of a controversial election that comes in the midst of a third coronavirus wave across Spain. These are the fifth elections in a decade which until now have been marked by pro-independence mobilisations. But the back-drop of the elections is quite different this time. […]

Iraqi FM heads to Iran amid regional de-escalation drive

TEHRAN – The chief Iraqi diplomat visited Tehran on Wednesday to discuss a range of issues in what appeared to be the latest in a series of regional diplomatic efforts to cool tensions in the Persian Gulf region. Upon his arrival in Tehran, Fuad Hussein met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iran’s […]

German court declares regional lockdown UNCONSTITUTIONAL in ‘politically explosive’ decision

Thanks to reader Kim for this link: A German district court has declared a strict lockdown imposed by the government of the central state of Thuringia last spring unconstitutional, as it acquitted a person accused of violating it. A trivial case about a man violating strict German lockdown rules by celebrating a birthday with his […]

‘Catastrophically wrong’: German court declares regional lockdown UNCONSTITUTIONAL in ‘politically explosive’ decision

A German district court has declared a strict lockdown imposed by the government of the central state of Thuringia last spring unconstitutional, as it acquitted a person accused of violating it. A trivial case about a man violating strict German lockdown rules by celebrating a birthday with his friends has ended up in a decision […]

Return to Iran Deal Would Create Regional Arms Race, Says Ex-Secretary of State Kissinger

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that a return to the “spirit” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would lead to the spread of the weapons throughout the Middle East, in virtual remarks Monday. “We should not fool ourselves,” he said. “I don’t believe […]

Ideology Is Dead, Long Live Regional Interests

Israeli model May Tager, holding an Israeli flag, poses with Dubai-resident model Anastasia Bandarenka, holding an Emirati flag, during a photo shoot for FIX’s Princess Collection, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Christopher Pike. JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Saudi Arabia last week and his meeting with […]

Kushner heading to Saudi Arabia, Qatar amid regional tension over Fakhrizadeh assassination

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Saudi FM: Biden will pursue regional stability, interested in normalization with Israel on one condition

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Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina announce new regional partnership in massive clean offshore wind development

Governors from the three states committed to developing new offshore wind energy. The partnership between Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina will help promote clean energy, while creating thousands of clean energy jobs. The Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Transformative Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Resources (SMART-POWER) partnership seeks to “attract and promote massive clean offshore wind […]

Czech Republic: Andrej Babis’ party wins big in regional elections

The senior party in the Czech Republic’s coalition government dominated the country’s regional elections and is ahead in the first round of voting for parliament’s upper house, according to results released Saturday. The Czech Statistics Office said that with ballots from almost 100% of polling stations counted, the ANO (YES) movement led by Prime Minister […]

Israeli and UAE film bodies sign agreement, plan regional film festival

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Private lands are being targeted for 1080 drops by Ospri, DOC and Regional Councils with questionable means of obtaining consents of only one or two owners among the many

This is an excerpt from a recent article from coranz.org.nz which deserves its own highlighting I felt. Bribery & targeting of the one or two owners is a time worn tactic of the authorities. EWR _____________________________________________________________________ “Private lands, which often have numerous owners, are being targeted for 1080 drops by Ospri, DOC and regional councils. […]

On Libya’s front lines, Sirte is focus for regional rivalries

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Regional Juvenile Detention Center Supervisor Sentenced to Six Months in Jail For Groping Female Inmate

A former supervisor at the Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Casper will serve six months in jail followed five years of probation after admitting that he groped a female inmate while he was working.District Judge Thomas Sullins sentenced John R. Gallagher Friday morning in Natrona County District Court. Gallagher pleaded guilty in August to a […]

Regional security threatened if Iran cornered: parliament speaker

Reuters– The speaker of Iran’s parliament Ali Larijani said on Friday security in the Middle East could be threatened if Tehran was further pressured by Israel and Saudi Arabia. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in anti-Israel rallies to mark Iran’s annual day of solidarity with the Palestinians. They chanted “Death to Israel”, “Death […]

LEBANON: A POWDER KEG THAT WILL IGNITE A WIDER REGIONAL CONFLICT

South Front 28.04.2018 Written by Peter Korzun; Originally appeared on strategic-culture.org On May 6, Lebanon will hold its first parliamentary election since 2009 to usher in a system of proportional representation. To be sure, it is a small country, but the event will have a very significant effect on the shape of the Middle East’s political and […]

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