Russian envoy: US actions in Syria threaten integrity – Middle East Monitor

Russian envoy: US actions in Syria threaten integrity – Middle East Monitor

The US activities in southeastern Syria poses a threat to the country’s integrity, Russia’s presidential envoy for Syria said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference following a regular meeting in Astana – which hosted 11th Syria peace talks – Alexander Lavrentyev said the Syrian opposition is irritated by the US activities in At Tanf […]

Fork Media partners with Ziff Davis to launch Mashable Middle East – ETBrandEquity.com

Fork Media partners with Ziff Davis to launch Mashable Middle East – ETBrandEquity.com

Fork Media has partnered with US-based digital media conglomerate Ziff Davis to launch and operate Mashable Middle East (me.mashable.com) across 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Mashable, a brand under Ziff Davis since 2017, is a global multi-platform media and entertainment brand reaching 70 million unique content visitors per month world-wide, including […]

Children In Middle East, North Africa At Risk As Temperatures Drop, UNICEF Warns, Citing Funding Shortfall – Kaiser Family Foundation

Children In Middle East, North Africa At Risk As Temperatures Drop, UNICEF Warns, Citing Funding Shortfall – Kaiser Family Foundation

Children In Middle East, North Africa At Risk As Temperatures Drop, UNICEF Warns, Citing Funding Shortfall Nov 28, 2018 U.N. News: ‘Dire consequences’ for a million children in the Middle East, North Africa, as funding dwindles“Amidst a $33 million funding shortfall, plunging temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa pose a major threat to children […]

Why Hamas needs Iran – Middle East Monitor

Why Hamas needs Iran – Middle East Monitor

The relationship between Hamas and Iran has been the subject of widespread controversy for years both within the movement and among the Palestinian people. This controversy has increased in recent years, when the relationship between the two sides has witnessed a collapse or deterioration due to the conflict in Syria and Hamas being forced, in one way […]

Three US troops killed in Afghan IED blast – Stars and Stripes

Three US troops killed in Afghan IED blast – Stars and Stripes

Three US troops killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan – Three U.S. troops were killed and four Americans were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded Tuesday in central Afghanistan, marking the deadliest week for U.S. forces in the country this year. The wounded – three troops and a contractor – were […]

Charities urge US to end support for the Saudi coalition

Charities urge US to end support for the Saudi coalition

Five international charities on Monday urged the United States to halt all military support for a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shia rebels, saying this will save millions of lives. A joint statement by the International Rescue Committee, Oxfam America, CARE US, Save the Children, and the Norwegian Refugee Council said that 14 million people are […]

Netanyahu accelerates normalisation to cover defeat in Gaza

Netanyahu accelerates normalisation to cover defeat in Gaza

A member of the Hamas Political Bureau said on Sunday that Benjamin Netanyahu has accelerated his efforts to normalise relations with the Arab world to cover up his recent “defeat” in the Gaza Strip. Izzat Al-Reshiq made his comments about the Israeli Prime Minister on his Twitter account. “After failing to achieve victory through terrorising […]

In the Middle East everything has a price

In the Middle East everything has a price

Call me a conspiracy theorist but there isn’t a day in our neighborhood that there isn’t a concerted effort to insure the annexation of the occupied territories into Israel proper. Israel’s PM Netanyahu is now to visit Bahrain. The New Arab web site reports that “Netanyahu’s office said the trip was ‘a prelude for something […]

Bahrain Holds Elections but Bars Opposition Groups From Participating

Bahrain Holds Elections but Bars Opposition Groups From Participating

Bahrainis voted on Saturday in a parliamentary election from which opposition groups have been barred, in a crackdown on dissent in the small Sunni-led, Western-allied kingdom. Activists have called for a boycott of the vote, which they call a “farce”. The government says the election is “democratic.” The Sunni ruling Al Khalifa family has kept […]