Trump move on Golan Heights divides US Israel lobby – Middle East Monitor

Trump move on Golan Heights divides US Israel lobby – Middle East Monitor

The repercussions of US President Donald Trump’s unofficial recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights has reverberated across the international community, and especially among influential Jewish groups in the US, Anadolu reports. Powerful pro-Zionist organizations in the US — such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) […]

Calls for release of detained protesters rejected by Sudan authorities – Middle East Monitor

Calls for release of detained protesters rejected by Sudan authorities – Middle East Monitor

Sudanese authorities have rejected an appeal made by families to release their relatives held following anti-government, despite President Omar Al-Bashir’s promise to free those arbitrarily detained. Dozens of families gathered at the information building of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) yesterday to hand over a letter calling for detainees to be released or […]

Trump says Daesh no longer holds any territory in Syria – Middle East Monitor

Trump says Daesh no longer holds any territory in Syria – Middle East Monitor

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that US-backed forces had dislodged the Daesh militant group from its last holdout in Syria, Reuters reports. “Here’s ISIS on Election Day. And here’s ISIS right now,” Trump said, using the acronym for the group, as he displayed a before-and-after map to reporters, with the “before” portion full […]

Russian warplanes strike Syria's Idlib, killing ten – Middle East Monitor – Middle East Monitor

Russian warplanes strike Syria's Idlib, killing ten – Middle East Monitor – Middle East Monitor

Ten civilians were killed when Russian military aircraft conducted a number of airstrikes in opposition-held Idlib on Friday, according to the White Helmets civil-defense agency, Anadolu reports. Russian warplanes took off from the Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province, striking targets in Idlib’s Al-Fuah, Khan Sheikhun and Kafriya districts, opposition sources asserted on social media. […]

Many 'march for love' in New Zealand as mosques reopen – The Jerusalem Post

Many 'march for love' in New Zealand as mosques reopen – The Jerusalem Post

People take part in the “March for Love” at North Hagley Park after the last week’s mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand March 23, 2019.. (photo credit: JORGE SILVA / REUTERS) About 3,000 people walked through Christchurch in a ‘march for love’ early on Saturday, honoring the 50 worshippers massacred in the New Zealand […]

Spectre of Chernobyl hangs over Middle East's nuclear ambitions – Middle East Eye

Spectre of Chernobyl hangs over Middle East's nuclear ambitions – Middle East Eye

The Middle East is going nuclear. The United Arab Emirates is home to the Barakah nuclear power station, the Arab world’s first such facility and the biggest nuclear power plant currently under construction.  Saudi Arabia has plans for two large nuclear plants to cope with national energy demands, increasing by more than eight percent annually. […]