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Gulf Today: Restoring culture

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Michael Jansen. March 20 marks the twentieth anniversary of the US conquest of Iraq which has devastated its people, destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure, and has wreaked massive damage to its ancient and unique cultural heritage. In Iraq there are six sites designated as “World Heritage Sites”…

The Jordan Times: The dangerous repercussion of the failure of renewed truce in Yemen

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Amer Al Sabaileh. After a six-month truce, the Yemeni government and the Houthis failed to extend the nationwide ceasefire. The current situation might well lead Yemen towards another chapter of violent escalation within its protracted civil war. An escalation that cannot be viewed in isolation from the surrounding…

Yemen: A country in crisis, what the world governments should practice and advocate to bring an end to the conflict

Originally posted on Sadiq's Blog:
Sadiq Salawudeen Yemen has been a country in crisis since 2015. The resignation of the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and the rising to power of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. He was forced to leave the office by the revolt from the Houthi resistance force. Since Mansur became overthrown,…

The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times

August 01 Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes? Honolulu incarcerated the wrong man for more than two years — a miscarriage of justice that shows the cruel inadequacy of America’s approach to mental health. Ukraine’s president urged hundreds of thousands of people living in the east to startContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the New York Times”

The first week of August 2022 as seen by the Week

August 01 1st ship containing Ukrainian grain leaves port under deal The first ship carrying Ukrainian grain left the Odesa port on Monday under a deal seeking to get a backlog of crops out of the country to ease a growing global hunger crisis. The ship was headed to Lebanon with more than 26,000 tonsContinue reading “The first week of August 2022 as seen by the Week”

The Telegraph looking at the world the first week of August

August 01 Queen hails ‘inspiration’ as Lionesses make history The Queen hailed England’s women footballers as “an inspiration for future generations” after they thrilled the country with an epic victory in the final of Euro 2022. The Lionesses’ 2-1 win over Germany, after a near-perfect run to the final, was watched at Wembley Stadium andContinue reading “The Telegraph looking at the world the first week of August”

USSR – USA – Cold-, Hot Wars and memorandi

We can see that despite the impressive language they often deploy, international agreements don’t really have the force of law.

De peperbus van nonkel Miele (14): VS wil oorlog in Oekraïne

Originally posted on dagelijks iets degelijks:
Tulsi Gabbard,(*) voormalig Amerikaanse volksvertegenwoordiger voor de Democratische Partij (2013-2021) suggereert dat de VS en de NAVO willen dat Moskou de aanval inzet tegen Oekraïne. Volgens haar zouden de NAVO en president Biden gemakkelijk een oorlog in Oekraïne kunnen voorkomen. Maar ze dromen ervan dat Rusland hun bondgenoot binnenvalt…

Families in Afghanistan being forced to sell their children to pay off debts

Whereas while under Taliban rule in the 1990s, Afghanistan was the main safe haven and operational headquarters of international terrorist organisations, in particular al‑Qaeda, responsible for numerous barbaric terrorist attacks targeting civilians in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and America, and for the deadliest terrorist attack in human history on 11 September 2001 in the UnitedContinue reading “Families in Afghanistan being forced to sell their children to pay off debts”

Propaganda war and ISIS

Map of the Muslim Population by Percentage in the World (Photo credit: Wikipedia) All places with connection to Christian culture, like St. Elian’s tomb, the monastery around it (Mar Elian Monastery), an ancient structure located just outside a Syrian town captured by the group earlier this month, got bulldozed down. What began as demonstrations against theContinue reading “Propaganda war and ISIS”