Tuesday November 21st 2017

‘Middle East’ Archives

Saudis Seek Independent Policy in Wake of US Duplicity

Saudis Seek Independent Policy in Wake of US Duplicity

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Despite initial positive statements by Saudi Arabia on the Iran nuclear deal reached Sunday in Geneva, a senior advisor to the Saudi royal family said that his country was deceived by the United States in the agreements and will pursue an independent foreign policy in response. The Telegraph reports that the [...]

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

Morsi Defiant Following Crackdown on Brotherhood

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The family of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi said Sunday that he would not enter any negotiations or accept any compromises following a crackdown on his Freedom and Justice party and its Muslim Brotherhood parent organization by military-backed authorities. Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was [...]

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

Egypt Shuts Down Brotherhood Newspaper

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo, the latest move aimed at crushing the Islamist movement, the Brotherhood said Wednesday. "We the journalists of the Freedom and Justice newspaper condemn the security forces for closing down the [...]

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

Ramat Migron Villagers Arrested Before Yom Kippur

by Eitam Abadi A few minutes before the start of Yom Kippur late Friday afternoon, government forces raided the village of Ramat Migron and arrested seven residents for violating an order declaring the community a closed military zone. Ramat Migron is located in Israel's disputed Binyamin region just north of Jerusalem and is part of what [...]

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

Journalists to Stage Anti-PA Strike in Ramallah

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian journalists plan to stage a sit-in strike in Ramallah on Sunday in protest against recurring assaults on them by the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate called on its members to participate in the protest and condemned the attacks as an assault on [...]

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

Egyptian Tensions Rise After Crackdown Leaves Hundreds Dead

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontations on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Muslims in which hundreds were killed. Defying criticism from Western powers, Egypt's army-backed government warned it would turn its [...]

Pakistani Taliban Free Hundreds in Daring Jail Break

Pakistani Taliban Free Hundreds in Daring Jail Break

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Taliban fighters disguised as police and armed with bombs and grenades broke 250 prisoners out of a Pakistan jail in a brazen overnight operation that raised serious questions over the new government's ability to combat militant groups. Fighting continued into the early hours of Tuesday, with explosions and machine [...]

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Kurdish militants clashed on Tuesday with members of the Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) fighters in Syrian-ruled Kurdistan, killing at least four members of the al-Qaeda affiliate as local Kurds prepared to set the stage for an autonomous region. Gunfire also spilled over the border into the nearby town of [...]

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

Morsi Ousted by Egyptian Military

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Egypt's armed forces overthrew President Mohammad Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders. After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential palace as a military deadline for Morsi to yield to mass [...]

PA Persecution of Critics Causes Fatal Heart Attack

PA Persecution of Critics Causes Fatal Heart Attack

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A 62-year-old man from Nablus died of a heart attack on Saturday shortly after the Palestinian Authority's American-trained security forces arrested his son. The man, Sa'di al-Sakhel, suffered a massive heart attack after security agents belonging to the Preventive Security Force (PPS) arrested his son, Musab. The son [...]

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