LEBANESE PROTESTERS GATHER AROUND PARLIAMENT TO BLOCK LAWMAKERS FROM ENTERING

Tue 19 November 2019: Lebanese protesters began gathering on Tuesday morning around the parliament in Beirut, where a legislative session is scheduled, to block lawmakers from reaching the building amid tight security measures, according to the Lebanese National News Agency. Banks were set to reopen for the first time in a week after announcing temporary […]

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IRAQI PROTESTERS OPENLY RELISH THE OPPOSITION RALLIES IN IRAN

Mon 18 November 2019: Iran has been the target of the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq, with demonstrators condemning the neighboring country’s political influence over their own. Iran meanwhile, was swept up last week in protests against the regime after officials decided to hike gasoline prices. Despite the lack of information coming from Iran over […]

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PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS RALLY OVER WOUNDING OF COLLEAGUE

Mon 18 November 2019: The eyes of truth will never be blinded,” protesters’ placards read, as Palestinian journalists wore eye patches yesterday to decry the wounding of a colleague in the occupied West Bank. Muath Amarneh has been in an Israeli hospital since he was hit in the eye Friday during clashes between Israeli border […]

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WHATSAPP BLOCKS HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIAN JOURNALISTS’ ACCOUNTS

Sun 17 November 2019: WhatsApp on Friday blocked access to hundreds of Palestinian journalists and activists who were providing live updates during the Israeli offensive on Gaza, Safa news agency reported. This came less than 24 hours after the end of the two-day Israeli offensive which resulted in the death of 34 Palestinians and wounded 111 others. […]

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PETROL RATIONING AND PRICE HIKES TAKE IRANIANS BY SURPRISE

Sat 16 November 2019: The government in Iran had announced that – effective immediately – petrol would be rationed and prices would triple. In the early hours of Friday morning, Iranian state television broadcasted a statement by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company saying petrol will now be rationed across the country using smart fuel cards. […]

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WHY ETHNIC ARABS POURED INTO STREETS IN IRAN AFTER DEATH OF A YOUNG POET

Fri 15 November 2019: Protesters in Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province and some Ethnic Arab rights’ activists claim Iranian security and intelligence bodies are responsible for the death of Hassan Haydari, a popular poet and advocate of ethnic Arab rights who passed away in a hospital in Ahwaz on November 10. According to some reports that […]

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POMPEO URGES COALITION TO TAKE BACK ISIS DETAINEES, BOOST FUNDING

Fri 15 November 2019: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged members of the coalition fighting against ISIS to take extremist detainees back to their countries and step up their funding to help restore infrastructure in Iraq and Syria, parts of which severely damaged by conflict. Speaking at the opening of a meeting […]

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UAE, EGYPT AMONG BIGGEST BUYERS OF GERMAN ARMS

Thu 14 November 2019: Germany’s arms exports to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has significantly rose in the first half of this year despite the two countries’ involvement in the Yemen conflict, according to a report released on Wednesday. Egypt has become the second biggest customer of the German weapons industry with €800 […]

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SECURITY PERSONNEL JOIN PROTESTERS IN IRAQ’S KARBALA

Wed 13 November 2019: Iraqi security personnel yesterday joined anti-establishment protests in the southern city of Karbala to express solidarity with the “legitimate demands” of the demonstrators. A lieutenant in Karbala police, Dirgham Al-Thiyab, told the Anadolu Agency that he was among dozens of security service agents who joined the protesters in Karbala to express solidarity with […]

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SYRIAN TORTURE SURVIVORS SEEK JUSTICE IN NORWAY

Tue 12 November 2019: Five Syrian torture survivors living in Norway have filed legal complaints against senior officials of the Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) announced on Tuesday. “Trials and investigations in Europe can pave the way to end impunity for grave crimes committed by the government of […]

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