Day: 22/02/2018

International pressure mounts on Assad to stop killing civilians – Middle East Affairs

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International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres described the death and devastation that has engulfed Eastern Ghouta since Sunday as “hell on earth”, and joined France in […]

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400,000 trapped in Assad’s ‘monstrous campaign of annihilation’ in Eastern Ghouta — Russia and Iran helping to make destruction, death, hell on earth

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ARAB NEWS | Published — Thursday 22 February 2018   UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein described the assault by the Syrian regime forces as a ‘monstrous campaign of annihilation.’ (AP…

Source: 400,000 trapped in Assad’s ‘monstrous campaign of annihilation’ in Eastern Ghouta — Russia and Iran helping to make destruction, death, hell on earth

Iran’s Syrian Front — Who is to counter Iran’s destabilizing activity?

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Assad’s atrocities grow as Tehran builds a new anti-Israel satellite. Smoke rises from the rebel held besieged town of Hamouriyeh, eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Feb. 21. PHOTO: BASSAM KHABIEH/REUT…

Source: Iran’s Syrian Front — Who is to counter Iran’s destabilizing activity?

NATO refuses to share military tech with Erdogan

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has instructed the Turkish defense industry to develop a home-produced unmanned tank, and has criticized NATO states’ reluctance to share modern military technology w…

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‘We are at war’

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Turkish helicopter ‘downed’ amid Afrin operation, 2 soldiers dead (what did they expect christmas presents?) A Turkish military chopper was downed amid the country’s Olive Branch operation in north…

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Tension with Israel is mounting.

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Lebanon, as so often in the past, is facing mortal danger. Saudi Arabia is putting great pressure on the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, a powerful but controversial figure who holds dual n…

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