Day: 03/03/2018

Regime forces advance in Syria’s battered Ghouta – Middle East Affairs

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Syrian regime forces have advanced inside Eastern Ghouta, a monitor said on Saturday, as fighting intensifies on the ground to retake the battered rebel enclave east of Damascus. Russia-backed government forces on February 18 launched an assault of the besieged region, pounding the area with air strikes, killing more than 630 civilians. On February 25, […]

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Israeli PM’s ‘make or break’ Washington visit – Middle East Affairs

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Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington this weekend for what analysts describe as a “make or break” visit in which the embattled Israeli prime minister will leverage his popularity in the US against the corruption allegations dogging him back home. On Monday, Netanyahu will meet US President Donald Trump in the White House and address the […]

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Turkey arrests two Greek soldiers ‘on espionage charges’ – Middle East Affairs

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A Turkish court on Friday placed two Greek soldiers under arrest on espionage charges after they illegally crossed into Turkey, state media reported, in a move that risks a new flaring of tensions between Ankara and Athens. Athens said they had lost their way while patrolling the border on Greece’s northeastern edge and entered into […]

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Iran calls on US, Europe to scrap nuclear arms, missiles – Middle East Affairs

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: Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle their nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday, keeping up the Islamic republic’s tough stance on the issue. While Iran has accepted curbs on its nuclear work — which it says is for purely peaceful purposes […]

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Yemen’s army continues its advance toward Sanaa – Middle East Affairs

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Yemeni forces have made advances in the Arhab directorate, northeast of Sanaa, after fierce clashes with Iran-backed Houthi militia, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. A military source said that the army was able to advance to the region of Oran and assumed control of key positions on roads leading to the areas of Al-Jouf, Naham […]

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In Mosul, hundreds fear arrest for sharing names with extremists – Middle East Affairs

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: Since terrorists were pushed out of Mosul, Mohammed has not left his home. Although he never joined the Daesh group, he shares a name with one of its fighters and fears arrest. Like hundreds of others, the 24-year-old Iraqi father of two has not dared to approach security forces for fear of being detained […]

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Why the UK must rethink its support for Saudi Arabia

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British policy since the 1970s has to an extent appended the UK economy to the Saudi economy, making Britain a de facto client state

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