Middle East

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There’s always something happening in the Middle East. It is a geographical area that has been at the forefront of the news cycle for generations, and the events there effect the entire world. Things change fast and without much prior notice. Syndicated World News keeps you informed with unbiased reliable information.

  • Re: Jordan condemns Israel over Dome of the Rock repairs
    by SHEIKH REDANWAN on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Who does the little weasel king think he is? He lost the land and in a pique rescinded Jordanian citizenship of his Palestinian subjects in 1988 and as a sweetener he ceded the land he lost to Israel without a word about the Palestinians

  • Re: Biden appoints Palestinian-American as senior intelligence director
    by Chelsa Vanr on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Hijo de burros, bandido drogado, criminal sin verguenza, tu ingles es peor que mi castellano, puto khazar con el complejo de inferioridad porque no eres Blanco. Los israelitas te rechezan, por seguro…Correction:And? Neither the first Arab, nor Muslim…, he can’t and won’t ….And? Not the first Arab, or Muslim…Street-purchased drugs play bad tricks to an mentally-ill egomaniac, on top of the psy-drug prescrription and the hard liquor, don’t they, Kleinpeter-khazar?How is wife-beating today, How is life in Tell Khabib, ye know…Still brutalizing young boys there?Young girls still making fun at you?Must be sad to be nothing…and a 3rd-class citizen, having to bark so loud when a woman makes you feel like a repugnant schmuck.It is tough not being White, many say so. No other group on earth is more hateful and racist than the ziojews.https://www.timesofisrael.COM/when-israeli-doctors-allegedly-tested-yemenites-for-negro-blood/https://www.haaretz.COM/israel-news/MAGAZINE-first-ever-photos-of-yemen-s-jews-stunned-the-jewish-world-1.5465693B-L-O-C-K-E-D.

  • Re: Syria: Iran militias redeployed following Israel airstrikes
    by Daan on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    No proof? LIAR!1. Israel produces very little in the way of computing parts on a global scale of production. Try Vietnam, Ireland, China or South Korea.2. I heard they have trouble teaching ashkenazis to use the toilet facilities at the FAB sites in Israel let alone produce and quality control chipsets.3. US bases in Syria are rife with Covid-19.4. Israel hasd 4 Nobel prizes (you are a complete idiot I must say)5. The only reason Israel THINKS it is ahead is because few share their own Intelligence with Israel. And this includes the United States.6. SOHR is an Israeli outfit,7. The only time Israel appears to get it right is when they set up a False Flag and then report it as “Intelligence gathered”8. Israel got it’s a**e whipped by 3,000 HezbO TERRORISTS9. Israel only won 4 Nobel Prizes

  • Greece, France sign fighter jet deal amid tensions with Turkey
    by Al-Monitor Staff on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Athens’ roughly $3 billion purchase of 18 Rafale fighter jets comes as Greek officials meet Turkish counterparts for exploratory talks to resolve disputes.

  • Intel: new CENTCOM chief tours Middle East on first trip
    by Jared Szuba on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Gen. Kenneth McKenzie is scheduled to stop in Israel later this week as the Joe Biden administration seeks strategic dialogue to build on the Abraham Accords.

  • Re: We ‘seek to protect Jewish students and not the government of the State of Israel’, insist IHRA supporters
    by tzatz on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    I just watched Vic Carucci / Jay Skurski from the Buffalo News … both said Allen will get his deal / Morse the O center may be gone … but they got outplayed by a deeper talented teamYa … I’m excited about da Bills

  • Re: Is the pandemic an opportunity to shift from oil to greener energy?
    by Pounce on Jan 25, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Interesting article which makes no mention of the move to decarbonise the world with acts such as kyoto Or Paris, where countries have signed up to go green. Ironically the green movement has its roots in the 1973 Yom Kippur war where the Arab states s tried to force the world to do as they demand regards their hatred of the Jew by the use an oil embargo. The western nations took to cutting their thirst for hydrocarbons , with the adoption of smaller cars ( Which helped Japan a lot as it was a country which built small economical cars) a load of hippies in Denmark built the worlds first huge wind turbine and the move from oil power generation to gas which at the time was dirt cheap, resulting in OPEC tagging it to the price of oil in which to cash in) this move to go green started well before C19 hit the headlines and no doubt once it is behind us, the consumption of crude oil will rise as countries revert back to normal. But here’s a funny catch, whilst the West is decarbonising as per Paris with a target to revert CO2 emissions to 1990 levels by 2030. Developing countries do not have to with China and India both classed as developing countries able to carry on as normal until 2030 where they say they will start to cut their CO2 emissions, the thing is China is the worlds biggest CO2 polluter and India is 3rd. So for the next 40 years at least countries such as China and India will continue to purchase hydrocarbons in which to keep industry moving.

  • Re: B’Tselem didn’t go far enough; Israel has always been an apartheid state
    by Neutralone on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I say that you are wrong. I will go further and say that you are being disingenuous. You have no credibility. In fact, you are too hypocritically cowardly to even try and support your ludicrous claims. All you are doing is resorting to your old tricks: Make ridiculous claims, allegations and insults. none supported or supportable by factual evidence.

  • Re: Israel officially opens embassy in the UAE
    by sassa on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    ISIS is the viper child of Mummy Yahoodi Wahabia and Daddy Talmudistania

  • Re: Israel officially opens embassy in the UAE
    by fuster on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    no one is gonna “get made at” me, illiterate buffoon

  • Israel bans flights amid virus surge
    by Al-Monitor Staff on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Israel is also experiencing violent clashes over virus restrictions as well as relative success in administering coronavirus vaccines.

  • Re: Turkish Airlines temporarily suspends Israel flights
    by stan miller on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Hated in Europe??? All the more reason for the need for a Jewish state.

  • Re: We ‘seek to protect Jewish students and not the government of the State of Israel’, insist IHRA supporters
    by fuster on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    hey, the future’s bright, bright, bright for them.shore up the O-line and get a running game going…which seems like a natural fit for a winter sport played in Buffalo….and opposing defenses won’t be able to stack the back of the D against the receivers and Allen’s rifle for an arm.this looks like the team to dominate the AFC East for the next half-dozen years

  • Re: Report: Full moon to align above the Kaaba on 28 January
    by Proud2BArab on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Fortunately , Sc•mbags can’t enter Mecca .

  • Re: Israel’s apartheid regime is the work of a callous rogue state
    by L_King on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Let’s get this straight – you won’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and insist on getting the address wrong by claiming it is Mayor Ron Huldai’s Tel Aviv. You deny that Israel is the aboriginal sacred homeland of the Jews, as sacred as Meca and Media are to and that Jews by right and international law are permitted to settle throughout the Mandate. You ignore the fact that the PA, Hamas and UNRWA have been managing the Palestinian health system for years. You insist against all reason that Israel itself is “illegal” and you malign it with the false charge of “apartheid”. You support the PA’s “Pay For Slay” program where Palestinian vigilantes are encouraged to maim and murder innocent Israelis in return for a bounty, effectively putting a bounty on every Jew’s head – which would be obviously racist if the subject were a person of color or misogynist if it were a woman. You insist on blame, defamation and slander and you demand that Israel neglect its own citizens in order to supply an enemy that has sworn to destroy us.That is the epitome of chutzpah! I cannot allow you to degrade yourself further by asking you to violate your own principle of not accepting any act of Israel in good faith. Under the circumstance, given your and their racist inclinations, and the unlikelihood of any gratitude or conciliation, the only reasonable response is:Please fvck off and die. If you won’t seek proper psychological help for your affliction then the world is better off without you.Notice I said “please”.

  • Filipino women recruited to work in UAE trafficked and sold in Syria: Report
    by MEE staff on Jan 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Filipino women recruited to work in UAE trafficked and sold in Syria: Report Dozens of domestic workers were tricked or forced into travelling to Syria, where they endure physical and sexual violence and withheld wages MEE staff Mon, 01/25/2021 – 22:04 Two women, one of them wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, walk down a street in the capital Damascus on 1 April, 2020 (AFP/File photo) Dozens of women and children from the Philippines have been recruited to work in the United Arab Emirates only to be forcefully trafficked to Syria to work as domestic workers, the Washington Post reported.  About 35 women have sought refuge in the Philippine’s embassy in Damascus after allegedly enduring physical and sexual abuse while working for affluent Syrian families, the newspaper reported. The women now await repatriation, a process that could take years. After speaking to 17 Filipino women and children – some said to be as young as 12 – the Post reported that the victims were denied payment for the work they were forced into.  Flordeliza Arejola, a 32-year-old currently at the Philippine’s embassy, told the Post that she was brought to Syria in 2018.  ‘They got angry with me and said, ‘If you don’t go, we’ll kill you’ – Josephine Tawaging, trafficked worker “My employer slapped me and put my head into the wall. I escaped because he did not give me a salary for nine months,” Arejola said.  “I waited until he was asleep and climbed over the wall. I had some money for a taxi [to the embassy],” she continued.  The women told the Post that they arrived in Syria after first being brought to the UAE on 30-day tourist visas by recruitment agencies.  Upon arrival in the UAE, the women said they were kept in cramped, dirty living quarters – a practice well documented in the Gulf and other regions.   They said they were told that they could go to “conflict-free” areas of Syria where they would work for rich families in better conditions. They told the Post that refusal often led to physical abuse and threats.  Josephine Tawaging, a 33-year-old still trapped in Syria, said she was locked in a dark room after arriving in Dubai and told she was being taken to Damascus despite her protests.  “They got angry with me and said, ‘If you don’t go, we’ll kill you’, ” she said in an interview with the newspaper, recounting the 2019 ordeal. Subjected to violence Another woman, a 48-year-old grandmother who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Post that she “felt like a prostitute” after arriving in Syria “because we all stand in a line, and the employers choose who they want”.  The wealthy Syrians were willing to pay between $8,000-$10,000 to take one victim home, according to several of the women. The women said that those who were not chosen quickly were subjected to increasing violence by the Syrian middlemen.  “I was told to be good, so I won’t get raped and hurt. I stayed quiet and just said yes,” said Joymalyn Dy, 26.  Philippines considering a ban on domestic workers travelling to Kuwait Read More » The agency boss “wanted to sleep beside me and touch me. Luckily, the next day, my employer took me,” Dy continued.  Four of the women identified one of the broker agencies in Damascus that held the human trafficking markets as Nobalaa Alsham. Contacted by WhatsApp, a lawyer for that company, Ramdan Mohammad, told the Post that the women’s accounts were “absolutely incorrect”.   He said the women “consent to come to work in Syria and that is [confirmed] by video with their voice and pictures by the sending office before they travel, and we do our part to secure sponsors, homes and people who treat them very well and humanely”.  Mohammad also said that the brokers check in on the women periodically to make sure they receive their full wages and to ask about their access to a way to communicate with their families back home.  But the women tell a far different story, saying once they were sold, the violence often continued or escalated.  ‘Slapped, kicked and bitten’ Geraldine Pahigon, 30, said she was repeatedly assaulted by her “employer”. “I was slapped, kicked and bitten many times,” she said. “I endured this for four months.” In addition to the physical and sexual attacks, the women said they were not paid the wages they were promised for their work, which often included 18 hours a day, seven days a week. Pahigon said she was promised about $500 a month, but never received it.  After arriving at the Philippines embassy in Damascus, some of the women described continued abuse, telling the Post they were punished for infractions, withheld meals and were being kept in cold and crowded dormitories that are locked at night. They also said staff had confiscated their phones.  Bangladeshi maid’s family demands death penalty for Saudis accused of her murder Read More » “For almost five months, we couldn’t communicate with our families because our phones were taken by the ambassador,” said a 48-year-old woman seeking refuge at the embassy. “It’s like being in prison.” The Philippine department of foreign affairs told the Post that it had launched an “investigation into allegations of poor treatment while under temporary shelter and recommend the necessary actions accordingly”.  The department said it “has actively taken measures to ensure the safety and well-being of Filipino victims of trafficking” in Syria and has been trying to secure exit visas for the women.  Part of that process includes paying any outstanding fees and fines imposed by the Syrian government.  Since December, when the Post contacted the department for comment, Philippine officials said they had begun repatriating some of the women. But some women said they had been kept at the embassy for as long as two years because they were unable to obtain Syrian exit visas and money for flights home. The women said embassy officials have often tried to pressure the women into returning to the homes of Syrian employers. “I want to die,” Juvie Balondo, a 27-year old who has been staying at the embassy for a year, told the Post. “We are all so stressed.” Migration News

  • Re: Report: Full moon to align above the Kaaba on 28 January
    by L_King on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Good opportunity for a toga party it appears.TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!Is everyone invited?

  • Re: B’Tselem didn’t go far enough; Israel has always been an apartheid state
    by L_King on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Once again the antisemitic racist Vinegar shows himself incapable of analyzing his own perverse flaws and turns to scapegoating Jews. You have no valid response to Kirby One’s sanguine analysis of why Israel’s neighbours behave even worse in reality than your puerile and unsupported accusations.So you deflect and resort to name calling.Vinegar Hill is an empty man – a dishonest shell.

  • Re: Will Hamas hold or postpone its internal elections?
    by JohnS47 on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    You misrepresent the Hamas leadership election process, Tuvi Todd. For Hamas has been long forced to protect the identity of many/most of her followers.

  • Re: Returning to Iran nuclear deal risks Arab-Israel peace pacts, US envoy warns
    by The Objective on Jan 25, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Mecca and Medina are not located in Qatar or Oman. And if you don’t understand this issue, sorry, but I won’t argue it.

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