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Carnegie Middle East Center: Angry Ankara

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Wladimir van Wilgenburg. Türkiye is raising the heat on the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, denouncing its ties with the Syrian Democratic Forces. After a helicopter carrying Syrian Kurdish fighters crashed in Duhok on March 26, Türkiye imposed a ban on all flights to and from Sulaimaniyah through its…

Bank holiday weekend of 2023 May 1

The bank holiday weekend is nearly finished. We do not know if you were able to enjoy several Labour Day manifestations or catch some May 1 speeches. Hopefully, you also found some time to sit back and relax with some of our selected stories. You might find some Labour Day speech by Marcus Ampe, himContinue reading “Bank holiday weekend of 2023 May 1”

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 Guardian looking at the second week of August 2022

August 08 Metropolitan police / Revealed: Force strip-searched 650 children in two-year period The children’s commissioner for England has denounced the Metropolitan police’s record on child protection after new data revealed that 650 children were strip-searched over a two-year period and the majority were found to be innocent of the suspicions against them. Dame RachelContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the second week of August 2022”

The Guardian looking at the headlights for the last week of June 2022

One of the questions at the end of June was: How will women’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing fare in a nation with a maternal mortality crisis, sky-high health costs and a tattered social safety net?

Trump brand of migrant demonization #1

‘We were once foreigners’: pope attacks Trump brand of migrant demonization The fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump for sure did not fall on his mouth.  As an energetic, assertive child, he was sent to the New York Military Academy at age 13 by  his parents hoping the discipline ofContinue reading “Trump brand of migrant demonization #1”

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”

Wrong ideas about religious terrorism

Al-Fatiha Muslim Gays – Gay Parade 2008 in San Francisco (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Lots of people do have a wrong idea about the amount of religious terrorism. Most badly affected is the Muslim community which has to cope with the bad name those fools of ISIS do give them. Belgium and the United Kingdom haveContinue reading “Wrong ideas about religious terrorism”

Israel not building up their weaponry for nothing

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), the Golan Heights, and portions of neighbouring countries. Also United Nations deployment areas in countries adjoining Israel or Israeli-held territory, as of January 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Is Israel building up their weaponry in preparation of their defence of their nation as part ofContinue reading “Israel not building up their weaponry for nothing”

Do Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, ISIS and ISIL belong to true Islam

President Barack Obama channeled George W. Bush.  The former has assembled a grand coalition to fight a new Middle Eastern war.  According to Forbes only President Obama acted without legal authority and stuck the U.S. with most of the work. President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office of theContinue reading “Do Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, ISIS and ISIL belong to true Islam”