Day: 06/02/2018

Palestinians pay homage to poet Fadwa Tuqan

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Palestinians are commemorating the centenary of their great poet Fadwa Tuqan, a fighter for her country and her rights as a woman.

Source: Palestinians pay homage to poet Fadwa Tuqan

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Turkey has no aim to invade Syria during Afrin operation: Erdoğan

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Turkey has no aim to invade Syria during its ongoing “Operation Olive Branch” in the northwestern Afrin district of Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

Source: Turkey has no aim to invade Syria during Afrin operation: Erdoğan

King Salman to inaugurate Janadriyah Festival on Feb. 7

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RIYADH: A grand cultural extravaganza popularly known as Janadriyah Festival will be inaugurated by King Salman on Wednesday on the northern outskirts of the Saudi capital, featuring a mega camel race, an operetta and dance. It is held in Janadriyah village annually to celebrate the heritage and symbols of Saudi identity. On behalf of India, the guest of honor at the festival this year, Sushma Swaraj, minister of external affairs, will attend the opening ceremony.

Source: King Salman to inaugurate Janadriyah Festival on Feb. 7

Major Danny Sjursen: America The Pariah

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Will “the U.S. will learn [from the British] lesson… or be tempted to maintain an eroding global position by relying on politico-military force, and in doing so promote not global order but disorder.” The safe money is on the latter.

Source: Major Danny Sjursen: America The Pariah

Saddam’s eldest daughter Raghad on most wanted list

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The names of 60 individuals including the daughter of late Saddam Hussein, Raghad, are on Iraq’s most wanted list.

Source: Saddam’s eldest daughter Raghad on most wanted list

Yemen commander claims government winning civil war in which 10,000 have died

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Sky News gains rare access to Yemen, where the civil war started in 2015 – causing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Source: Yemen commander claims government winning civil war in which 10,000 have died