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Moroccans and Algerians demand of opening of borders

Moroccans and Algerians demand of opening of borders

Scores of citizens protested in Morocco and Algeria, Sunday, to demand open borders between the countries. According Anadolu, dozens of Moroccans gathered in front of Zouj Beghal border crossing to demand the opening of land borders. Protesters, including human rights activists, lifted Moroccan and Algerian flags and banners.They chanted: “The people want the opening of […]

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province, nearer to Golan

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province, nearer to Golan

Syrian government forces wave flags after taking back city of Quneitra from rebels on Friday (AFP) The Syrian army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as rebels refusing to return to state rule boarded buses for opposition controlled northern Syria, state television and rebels […]

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq’s most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities. Two people were wounded when demonstrators throwing bricks and stones gathered outside the […]

China shows rising interest in Middle East during Xi visit to UAE

China shows rising interest in Middle East during Xi visit to UAE

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – China and the United Arab Emirates signed a raft of financial, business and trade agreements on Friday during a visit by President Xi Jinping to the UAE, underscoring energy-hungry Beijing’s rapidly growing interest in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) meets with Chinese President […]

ANALYSIS: Iranian-Americans split over Pompeo's visit in California

ANALYSIS: Iranian-Americans split over Pompeo's visit in California

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Iranian Americans on Sunday (Reuters) NEW YORK, United States – Roxana Ganji, an Iranian-American pro-democracy activist, has long demonstrated on the streets of Los Angeles and elsewhere in California, pressing the US government to bring about the downfall of the mullahs in Tehran. With likeminded hawks ascendant in […]

Iranian official: “We hold possession of 950 tons of uranium”

Iranian official: “We hold possession of 950 tons of uranium”

Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday that his country owns about 950 tons of uranium reserves. “We currently have between 900 and 950 tons of uranium reserves,” he said during a speech he delivered on Iranian official TV channel in which he talked about his country’s nuclear […]

Saddam Hussein's daughter denies commenting on Iraqi protests

Saddam Hussein's daughter denies commenting on Iraqi protests

The daughter of the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has denied comments attributed to her which escalated protests in the southern Iraqi cities and incited attacks on pro-Iranian parties. Read: Iraq fails to convince Iran to resume power imports Raghad Hussein said yesterday that there are several fictitious accounts bearing her name on social media […]

Upcoming GQ Middle East Hires Editor in Chief

Upcoming GQ Middle East Hires Editor in Chief

When GQ Middle East launches in September, it will be under the leadership of a relatively young editor in chief with an international bent. ITP Media Group, the Dubai company that’s launching GQ through a licensing agreement with Condé Nast parent Advance Media, has tapped Adam Baidawi as editor in chief for the Middle East […]

Lebanon President: US Pullout From Iran Deal Will Hurt Middle East

Lebanon President: US Pullout From Iran Deal Will Hurt Middle East

BEIRUT —  Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Monday the U.S. withdrawal from world powers’ 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran would have negative consequences for Middle East stability. Aoun, a Maronite Christian politician, is a political ally of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah. The United States, which classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, arms […]

Nowra's Jacob Dun home from record Middle East deployment

Nowra's Jacob Dun home from record Middle East deployment

From the South Coast to the Middle East Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Jacob Dun hoists communication flags on the upper deck of HMAS Warramunga during the ship’s deployment to Operation Manitou. Photograph: Tom Gibson HMAS Warramunga’s boarding party member, Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Jacob Dun prepares to conduct a boarding during […]

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