Category Archives: Current Affairs

EXCLUSIVE to The Middle East Online . . . The viability of Islamic State


   However unpalatable to the international community and despite what its critics says, ISIS does indeed look very much like a state, but is it on the path to becoming another failed state? Dominic Dudley reports exclusively for The Middle East … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate clash on aid to Egypt


The US Senate wants to keep in place restrictions on military aid to Egypt, setting up a clash with Cairo’s backers in the House.  The Senate foreign aid bill would require Secretary of State John Kerry to certify Egypt’s progress … Continue reading

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UK ups the ante on terror

British Prime Minister Cameron

The fight against Isis will be intensified with a sharp increase in SAS operations, drone missions and RAF strikes on militant forces in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce. The Prime Minister will stress his determination to … Continue reading

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Aden: air strike kills 30


An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least 30 people in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, witnesses there have said. It is unclear how many of the dead were were civilians or Houthi rebels who … Continue reading

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IRAN TALKS: the reckoning


On the side of one of Tehran’s traffic-clogged freeways, among giant murals portraying the heroes and martyrs of the Iranian revolution, a lurid billboard warns that the “nuclear issue is just an excuse” for America, Israel, Britain and other hostile … Continue reading

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TUNISIA: Declares a state of emergency


Tunisia has declared a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 tourists, mainly Britons, died in an attack in the resort city of Sousse. The state of emergency gives security forces more powers and limits the right of … Continue reading

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Libya magnet for terrorists from Tunisia and beyond


Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in terrorist camps before launching deadly attacks in other countries, like last week’s beach massacre in Tunisia. The oil-rich North African country bordering Tunisia has rival governments … Continue reading

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IRAQ: No more blunders


The US should neither increase its troop presence in Iraq nor intervene militarily. America has twice tried — and failed — to reshape the country according to its own projects and principles; and has wasted $3 trillion (Dh11 trillion) and … Continue reading

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Murderous attacks in Kuwait, Tunisia and France

Tunisia’s president, Béji Caïd Essebsi, called for a global strategy to tackle terrorism

Witnesses have described the horror and chaos of the gun attack on sunbathing holidaymakers in Tunisia that left at least 38 people dead and 36 injured. The shootings took place at about midday in the resort of Sousse, 93 miles (150km) … Continue reading

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KUWAIT: Bomb blast at Imam Sadiq Mosque


An explosion has ripped through a Shia mosque in Kuwait City after Friday prayers, killing at least eight people and wounding several others, Al Jazeera has reported. Video footage from the scene showed several bodies on the floor of the … Continue reading

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