Tag: Turkey

embassy-reopening’s-in-damascus-as-syria-returns-to-normalcy
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Jun
2021

Embassy reopening’s in Damascus as Syria returns to normalcyEmbassy reopening’s in Damascus as Syria returns to normalcy

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/11/embassy-reopenings-in-damascus-as-syria-returns-to-normalcy/ By: Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Foreign embassies are reopening in Damascus, Syria.  Many shut down after the armed conflict began in 2011.  A handful of embassies remained open throughout the conflict, such as China, Russia, Iran, and the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic was the only European Union country to remain steadfastly […]

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follow-the-money:-qatar-accused-in-london-of-funding-terrorism
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Jun
2021

Follow the money: Qatar accused in London of funding terrorismFollow the money: Qatar accused in London of funding terrorism

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/08/follow-the-money-qatar-accused-in-london-of-funding-terrorism/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A court case is making its way through the commercial division of the UK High Court in London, which alleges Qatar funneled money to the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jibhat al-Nusra.  Qatar National Bank and Doha Bank stand accused of facilitating the transactions.  The UK and Qatar […]

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Jun
2021

Sources reveal one of “Al-Nusra’s” methods to steal relief aid in Idlib.Sources reveal one of “Al-Nusra’s” methods to steal relief aid in Idlib.

Private sources revealed one of the methods used by “Jabhat al-Nusra” to steal relief aid that enters through the “Bab al-Hawa” crossing, which is under the control of “ISIS” and the Turkish forces supporting it, north of Idlib. The sources pointed out that most of the relief aid that enters the Idlib areas is sold […]

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libya-is-fertile-ground-for-terrorism-promoted-by-the-west
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Jun
2021

Libya is fertile ground for terrorism promoted by the WestLibya is fertile ground for terrorism promoted by the West

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/01/libya-is-fertile-ground-for-terrorism-promoted-by-the-west/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The relative settlement between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar and subsequent cessation of hostilities in Libya could have been seen as a positive sign for a long-term truce in the country. However, experts are now raising an alarm […]

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May
2021

Syrians reject the US ‘regime change’ and re-elect President AssadSyrians reject the US ‘regime change’ and re-elect President Assad

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/28/syrians-reject-the-us-regime-change-and-re-elect-president-assad/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected to a fourth term in office, his second term under the 2012 constitution, with 95.1% of the votes, according to Hamouda Sabbagh, the head of parliament. Sabbagh announced the results in a news conference on Thursday, saying voter turnout was around 78%, […]

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May
2021

Syrians abroad vote for a return to stabilitySyrians abroad vote for a return to stability

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/22/syrians-abroad-vote-for-a-return-to-stability/ Syrians went to their embassy, or consulate, in dozens of countries abroad to vote for president on May 20, while the domestic vote will take place May 26. Some voiced their vote for President Bashar al-Assad was based on his ability to steer Syria out of a 10-year […]

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the-kurds-will-be-punished-for-biden’s-armenian-genocide-recognition
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Apr
2021

The Kurds will be punished for Biden’s Armenian Genocide recognitionThe Kurds will be punished for Biden’s Armenian Genocide recognition

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Turkey launched a cross-border attack against separatist Kurdish militants in northern Iraq within hours of US President Joe Biden’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide carried out 106 years ago by the former Turkish government.  US troops, and their Kurdish allied militia, the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF), came under armed […]

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eu-un-conference-raises-donations-to-maintain-syrian-stalemate
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Apr
2021

EU-UN conference raises donations to maintain Syrian stalemateEU-UN conference raises donations to maintain Syrian stalemate

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The European Union has co-chaired with the United Nations a conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and of the Region’, March 29-30.  This is the fifth EU donor conference on Syria claiming to pursue a peaceful and sustainable future for all Syrians. However, the actual focus is not […]

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“we-will-kill-you,-we-have-prepared-killings-for-infidels.”:-isis-childrens’-vow
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Mar
2021

“We will kill you, we have prepared killings for infidels.”: ISIS childrens’ vow“We will kill you, we have prepared killings for infidels.”: ISIS childrens’ vow

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Rola Al-Khatib, a journalist for Al-Hadath, and Al-Arabiya, media outlets from Saudi Arabia, were attacked by children at the Al-Hol camp in north-eastern Syria which houses ISIS families.   The children had been indoctrinated by their mothers to regard any female not wearing a black headscarf and full-length cloak as […]

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