How the UAE is destroying Yemen

How the UAE is destroying Yemen

Saudi Arabia often takes the most criticism for Yemen’s crisis, in light of its devastating bombing campaign. But the United Arab Emirates is attracting increasing scrutiny for actions that are tantamount to war crimes in the country. Since the Saudi-led coalition launched its war in Yemen in March 2015, the UAE has been a key […]

Lebanon's Druze leader attacks Syrian government over massacre

Lebanon's Druze leader attacks Syrian government over massacre

The main leader of the Druze sect in Lebanon on Friday attacked the Syrian government for failing to stop an Islamic State massacre of Druze in Syria, saying it should have noticed the militants gathering to attack. “No one can tell me that the squadrons of many American, Russian and foreign planes did not see this […]

Paris: Mossad's playground

Paris: Mossad's playground

A report published by French newspaper Le Monde this week revealed that the Mossad’s operatives based in Paris planned the assassination of Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh. The French capital has become a centre for the Israeli intelligence agency’s activity along with other intelligence agencies, according to the report. This story about the assassination of Al-Mabhouh […]

Austria stop Turkish-language driving tests

Austria stop Turkish-language driving tests

Learner drivers in Austria will no longer be able to take their written driving test in Turkish, according to the country’s transportation minister. Norbert Hofer, of the anti-Islam Freedom Party, said the move was an effort to cut costs and hoped it would also provide “encouragement to learn German”. Some 270,000 people with Turkish roots […]

Dispute between Tunisia and Germany over Osama bin Laden's bodyguard

Dispute between Tunisia and Germany over Osama bin Laden's bodyguard

A Tunisian judicial official said, Tuesday, his country would not deport an Islamic extremist suspected of being Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard. Instead, Tunisia will investigate him on terrorism-related charges. The German authorities had deported a man, known as ‘Sami A,’ to Tunisia two weeks ago. They had ignored warnings of potential torture and a judicial […]

Tunisia union: Government's economic forecast part of election campaign

Tunisia union: Government's economic forecast part of election campaign

Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Taboubi yesterday questioned indicators announced by Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed about economic growth in the country, the Anadolu Agency reported. “I am afraid the economic indicators announced by the government are part of an electoral campaign and marketing illusional,” Taboubi said. He added: “When they speak to the media, […]

Haley: Middle East states not doing enough for Palestinians

Haley: Middle East states not doing enough for Palestinians

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday criticised Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough to help Palestinians and move the peace process forward, saying that they need to “step up.” “It is time for the regional states in particular to step up and really help the Palestinian people, instead of just […]

ESMA appoints Intertek to issue emirates conformity certificates

ESMA appoints Intertek to issue emirates conformity certificates

ESMA, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, for quality assessment, control and certification, has appointed Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, as a certification body for the Emirates Conformity Assessment System (ECAS). ECAS is a UAE national product certification programme introduced by ESMA. Ian Galloway, executive vice president Middle East, Africa […]

Jared Kushner Is Already Failing at Plan B of His Middle East Peace Efforts

Jared Kushner Is Already Failing at Plan B of His Middle East Peace Efforts

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been unable to deliver a Middle East peace plan, already shifting gears to helping Gaza with its humanitarian crisis. But now he appears to be defaulting on his plan B as well. Related: Jared Kushner’s Middle East Plan Is ‘Fairly Well Advanced’ But Trump Is Holding Off, Tillerson Says The […]

Football: Citing 'racism', Mesut Ozil quits German team

Football: Citing 'racism', Mesut Ozil quits German team

Footballer Mesut Ozil announced Sunday his retirement from Germany’s national team, citing “racism and disrespect”, Anadolu reports. Germany’s star player, who has Turkish origins, has been criticized by German politicians and media outlets after he met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, ahead of elections in Turkey. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Ozildefended his meeting with Erdogan during a charitable […]

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