Day: 30/08/2018

Syria and Iran Sign Defense Agreement: Defying Outside Pressure

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Peter KORZUN: Syria and Iran have defied pressure and demonstrated their resolution not to bow but to protect their right to make independent decisions. They are offering a challenge.

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US Aid Cuts Designed ‘to End Palestinians Claims to Jerusalem’

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Abbas’ spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, told AP that the financial pressure is politically motivated and that the US is fully aware that there can be no peace if east Jerusalem does not become the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Source: US Aid Cuts Designed ‘to End Palestinians Claims to Jerusalem’

Saudi Arabia, Iran battle for influence in Pakistan

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As Iran and Saudi Arabia compete for influence in the Islamic world, Pakistan represents a crucial sphere of influence, but the country’s new prime minister has been a critic of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

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This Palestinian Life: Uncovering the stories of women behind the wall

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A podcast highlighting stories of Christian Palestinian women aims to inform new audiences on how occupation impacts their personal lives. A mother in the West Bank struggling to explain to her child, on reaching a checkpoint, that no, they have not yet arrived at the zoo. A grandmother in Beit Sahour who wishes to join her family in the diaspora, but lives alone in Palestine, to provide care for her elderly father. A young woman from Bethlehem who dreams of becoming a director in Egypt but is held back by societal expectations and patriarchal norms. [tmwinpost] These are a few…

Source: This Palestinian Life: Uncovering the stories of women behind the wall