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Israeli energy stocks drop after Egyptian giant gas field discover

Israeli energy stocks drop after Egyptian giant gas field discover

Israeli energy shares fell yesterday a day after Italian energy group Eni SpA announced the discovery of what is potentially the largest natural gas field in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt. Read more

Abadi’s reforms and the storm brewing in Iraq

Abadi’s reforms and the storm brewing in Iraq

Haidar Al-Abadi, Iraq’s Shia prime minister, recently introduced a raft of reforms with much aplomb to try and calm increasingly angry voices from the Iraqi people. Although largely Sunni protests had already erupted prior to these in 2012, they were brutally suppressed by Al-Abadi’s predecessor, current Vice President... Read more

US army demands Shia militia leave Ramadi

US army demands Shia militia leave Ramadi

US forces in Iraq yesterday demanded the Shia Popular Mobilisation Crowd to leave the Sunni dominated city of Ramadi in the Anbar province. Read more

Does America really value democracy in Egypt?

Does America really value democracy in Egypt?

On 18 August, John Kirby, a spokesman for the US Department of State, condemned the human rights violations that have been taking place in Egypt as part of its war on terrorism. Despite his condemnation, though, Kirby also emphasised that America will continue to stand by Egypt. Read more

Nearly 150,000 Syrian students to attend school in Jordan

Nearly 150,000 Syrian students to attend school in Jordan

Jordanian officials have said that hundreds of thousands of Syrian students are to attend schools in Jordan on Tuesday. The students will be exempted of fees and costs of books and other expenses, Anadolu Agency reported. Read more

The EU takes the opportunity to encourage further bloodshed

The EU takes the opportunity to encourage further bloodshed

The European Union is employing the same dissociation tactics utilised by governments and media to speak about the ramifications of violence while negating the role of foreign intervention. The intentional manipulation of the UN resolution that justified NATO’s destruction of Libya is no longer an issue for the EU. Read more

Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision

Hamas calls for ‘real partnership’ in Palestinian decision

The head of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Khalid Mesh’al, has called for “real partnership [between Palestinian factions] in political, military and security” decisions ahead of several meetings of the Palestinian National Council to choose new members of the PLO executive committee, Alkhaleejonline.net reported on Monday. Read more

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Attempts to take PA to international courts over allegations of torture

Palestinian rights group Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association accused last week the Palestinian Authority (PA) of torturing political prisoners, Quds Press reported yesterday. Read more

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

Turkey’s Red Crescent spends $345 million in aid for Syria

The Turkish Red Crescent Society has spent nearly $345 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey and Syria since the crisis began in 2011. Read more

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan closes Islamic TV channel in Amman

Jordan’s Al-Yarmou television channel, based in Amman, said on Monday that the Jordanian authorities had stopped it from broadcasting, Quds Press has reported. Read more

Israeli minister: Palestinian women who saved injured boy from Israeli soldier should have been shot

Israeli minister: Palestinian women who saved injured boy from Israeli soldier should have been shot

The Israeli army should have shot a Palestinian family from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh who saved an injured child from being arrested during the village’s weekly demonstration against the illegal confiscation of their land, a minister said. Read more

Israel closes Al-Aqsa for sixth day

Israel closes Al-Aqsa for sixth day

Israeli authorities have banning Palestinian worshipers from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque for the sixth day, while Israeli police and army escorted extremist settlers who toured the Muslim holy site and perform Talmudic prayers, Quds Press reported yesterday. Read more

UN chief regrets sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

UN chief regrets sentencing of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed deep regret over the Egyptian court’s decision to uphold the sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists. Read more

Strategic dimensions of the relationship between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan

Strategic dimensions of the relationship between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan

Israel tried to provide a simple explanation for what was uncovered by Britain’s Financial Times two days ago, which confirmed that 75 per cent of the fuel imported by Israel comes from Iraqi Kurdistan. The Israelis claimed that this is part of their desire to strengthen the abilities of the autonomous government in Er... Read more

The right of return; a forgotten issue

The right of return; a forgotten issue

No issue has been so much at the heart of the Palestine cause, or so resistant to resolution, as the right of return. Palestinians world wide see it as the basis of their case. Enshrined in international law and historical precedent, it has acquired an almost sacred quality for Palestinians, an untouchable right that n... Read more

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