MENA affairs اخبار الشرق الاوسط

By LV | MENA affairs, news and politics; the impact of a connected world. اخبار متعددة من الشرق الوسط وشمال افريقيا والتداعيات العالمية. لبنان سوريا عراق سعودية الامارات عمان بحرين الاردن فلسطين اليمن قطر كويت المغرب تونس الجزائر السودان مصر ليبيا صومالية Syria Lebanon Saudi Jordan Egypt Tunis Morocco Sudan Algeria Libya Palestine Bahrain Yemen UAE Kuwait Qatar Somalia Iraq Oman

Russia claims Syria air defences shot down 71 of 103 missiles

Moscow says Syria’s Soviet-era systems downed majority of US, UK and French missiles<p>Military strikes launched against Syria – live updates<p>The Russian military has claimed that the Syrian air defences, whose most modern weapon is a three-decades-old Russian-supplied anti-aircraft system, shot down …

Military

Russia and Iran warn after U.S. strikes in Syria: There will be 'consequences'

Russia's ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in response to precision air strikes by the U.S., France and Britain in Syria Saturday …

Middle East

Theresa May: Syria strikes 'both right and legal' - BBC News

BBC

UAE-backed SoftBank in $25b plan to reshape world soccer

Consortium’s proposal envisages the expansion of the Club World Cup and a new international league competition

Middle East

U.S. Accuses Banker in Iran-Sanctions Case of Hiding Assets

An international banker charged in the U.S. with laundering more than $100 million for an Iranian construction company “grossly” understated his net …

Corruption

More than 250 dead in Algerian military plane crash

Il-76 transporter was carrying soldiers and their families when it crashed soon after takeoff<p>A military plane carrying soldiers and their families has crashed soon after takeoff in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appears to be the worst plane crash in the north African country’s …

Airplanes

Many feared dead after military plane crash in Algeria - BBC News

BBC

Israel wanted to bar entry to Dublin's mayor over BDS ties – but got his name wrong

Israel announced on Tuesday it had barred Dublin Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha from entering the country – while he was already in the West Bank …

Israel

Mohammed VI, MBS et Hariri, un dîner à trois à Paris

08:00<p>02H41<p>Diplomatie Macron et MBS conviennent d’une conférence commune sur le Yémen à Paris Sous pression des ONG depuis plusieurs mois, Emmanuel …

Union Européenne

US and Saudi Arabia arms significantly enhanced Isis’ military capabilities, report reveals

An extensive field investigation into the origins of Isis’ weaponry in Syria and Iraq has found that weapons supplied by the US and Saudi Arabia to …

Middle East

Qatar's Waiting Game Might Have Worked

If you ignore them, they'll only want you even more.<p>The rumblings that Qatar would return to international bond markets after a hiatus of nearly two …

S&P Global

9/11 families plan next steps in Saudi Arabia lawsuit

Victims' relatives seeking to hold Saudi Arabia legally responsible in the Sept. 11 attacks said Monday they intend to step up pressure on U.S. …

Saudi Arabia

Elite Cairo academy aiming to produce future Mo Salahs

Cairo

Culture alert: Gaza conflict spills over to cinema festivals

April, a month marked by film festivals around the Middle East, will this year also be notable for Saudi Arabia opening its first cinema in 35 years. …

Middle East

Israel's El Al sues over Air India flights in Saudi skies

Israel's national carrier filed a lawsuit against the government on Wednesday for allowing Air India to fly over Saudi airspace on its New Delhi-Tel …

Tel Aviv

Photos: Tens of thousands march on Gaza border, Israeli troops open fire

<b>At least 12 Palestinians are killed and 1,100 wounded as Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian protesters gathering at the Gaza-Israel border fence</b> …

Israel

Israel bars Gaza Christians from Easter worship

Tamara Nassar 29 March 2018Occupation army imposing nine-day closure on West Bank, Gaza for Passover holiday.

Israel

ترامب يصادق على مساعدات للأردن بـ1,525 مليار دولار

<b>عمان- الغد-</b> أعلنت وزارة التخطيط والتعاون الدولي والسفارة الأميركية في عمان اليوم السبت، ان الموازنة الأميركية خصصت للمملكة العام الحالي مبلغ 525ر1 …

Inside Yemen's civil war where 8 million people are on the brink of starvation Video

"Nightline" gets an exclusive ground report from war-torn Yemen, which has left nearly three million homeless and 22 million in need of humanitarian …

Middle East

Facebook labels Palestinian journalism "hate speech"

Ali Abunimah 27 March 2018Social media giant is obeying Israel’s censorship orders in almost all cases.

Israel

Facebook shuts down Palestinian news site’s account

“We were totally surprised,” the social media manager said.<p>><br>• ><p>A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Twitter and a Facebook logo. (photo …

Social Media

Mothers of Detainees in Yemen Speak Out

Yemen

Indian airliner makes history by flying to Israel via Saudi airspace

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv.<p>Air India 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport after a flight of over 7-1/2 …

Tel Aviv

Three reasons why Israel backed down, and Ahed Tamimi will walk free

The Israeli military was forced to give in and drop 8 of the charges against Ahed as part of a plea bargain, in which Ahed recognized in court the …

Israel

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi to serve 8 months for slapping soldier

The deal is not final as it has not yet been approved by the IDF West Bank Court, but if it goes through, Tamimi will serve about five more months, …

Israel

Arab citizens tried to buy land in this Israeli town. The mayor halted the sale to uphold its 'Jewish-Zionist nature'

The mayor of a town in northern Israel announced that he was suspending future sales of building lots in the community after around half of the …

Israel

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Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly filmed …

Cambridge Analytica

الشرق: مهد الأديان ومقبرة الإنسان

تربطني صداقة خاصة بالأب ميلاد الجاويش، وهو رجل دين كاثوليكي من لبنان يقيم في بروكسل، واسع الثقافة يحمل شهادة الدكتوراه ويؤلف كتبا ويعشق الرحابنة …