Following protests, Lebanon exempts Palestinians from new labour law – Middle East Monitor

Following protests, Lebanon exempts Palestinians from new labour law – Middle East Monitor

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri announced yesterday that Palestinians are not being included in restrictions placed on foreign workers in the country. Calling on Minister of Labour Kamil Abu Sleiman to make a formal announcement on the matter, Berri said: “We are witnessing the repercussions of the decision of the Minister of Labour on Palestinian […]

Obesity a Continuing Challenge in Middle East – The Jerusalem Post

Obesity a Continuing Challenge in Middle East – The Jerusalem Post

On a recent family outing to a mall in Abu Dhabi, it took all of Rawan Moammar Floyd’s self-control to do nothing as a boy bought ice cream. “I was about this close from stopping him. He was extremely obese,” said the 35-year-old ballroom dancer and first-time mother who moved from her native Jordan three […]

Armed movements in Sudan: political declaration will not achieve peace – Middle East Monitor

Armed movements in Sudan: political declaration will not achieve peace – Middle East Monitor

Armed movements in Sudan announced, Wednesday, their reservations about the political declaration signed between the Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change. The stated that the declaration does not meet the aspirations for achieving a comprehensive peace in the country. “We do appreciate the motives of those who signed the agreement. However, these […]

US: not considering sanctions against Turkey over S-400 deal – Middle East Monitor

US: not considering sanctions against Turkey over S-400 deal – Middle East Monitor

State Department spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus said, Tuesday, that the United States had not yet considered sanctions against Turkey for buying the Russian-made S-400 air defence system. “Turkey will face very real, very negative consequences, if it completes delivery of [Russian] S-400” anti-missile defense system, @statedeptspox Morgan Ortagus said on Wednesday as she responded to a […]

Amnesty International says Kuwait arrests dozens of stateless Bidoun – Middle East Monitor

Amnesty International says Kuwait arrests dozens of stateless Bidoun – Middle East Monitor

Amnesty International said on Wednesday that the Kuwaiti authorities have arbitrarily arrested more than a dozen “stateless” people, known as Bidoun, during the past week for demanding equal rights. The organisation said, in a statement, that the campaign of arrests took place between July 11 and 14, following demonstrations organised last week by members of […]

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto – Middle East Monitor

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto – Middle East Monitor

The US House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto, Reuters reports. Nearly a month after the Senate supported 22 resolutions disapproving of Trump’s plan for billions […]

US Senator asks FBI to open inquiry into Khashoggi's murder – Middle East Eye

US Senator asks FBI to open inquiry into Khashoggi's murder – Middle East Eye

Former Democratic vice presidential nominee and US Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine sent a letter to the FBI asking them to open an investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. In the letter he sent on Wednesday, Kaine expressed support for last month’s UN investigation into Khashoggi’s death. “I support the UN report’s recommendations and request […]