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Trump, Russia and the Syrian crisis
Apr17

Trump, Russia and the Syrian crisis

Ten days ago, US warships fired dozens of missiles at a Syrian air base from where it is suspected fighter aircraft belonging to the Assad regime took off to launch a chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhon in the province of Idlib; dozens of the small town’s residents were killed. There has since been considerable debate about the reasons...

Russian Jews leave Israel
Apr14

Russian Jews leave Israel

Many of the Russian-Jews, who arrived to the Jewish State in the early 1990s, left Israel in recent years, heading back to their home country, or seeking new pastures, Israel’s Haaretz reported yesterday. Liza Rozovsky, a Russian-Jewish who came to Israel as part of the main migration wave, has conducted several interviews with Russians in...

Half of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the CIS, claims Putin
Apr13

Half of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the CIS, claims Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that about 9,000 of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Anadolu news agency has reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia on March 28, 2017. ( Sefa Karacan/ Anadolu Agency ) “Nearly half of the approximately 20,000 foreign...

US must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises
Apr13

US must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises

If there was ever any doubt that President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria was also intended to send a message to Pyongyang, the deployment this weekend of a US carrier strike group towards the Korean Peninsula should have cleared it up. There is now a strange symmetry to the two principal foreign policy crises the Trump administration...

G7 foreign ministers seek US clarity over Syria
Apr10

G7 foreign ministers seek US clarity over Syria

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialised nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. The two-day summit in Tuscany comes as the United States moves a Navy strike group near the Korean peninsular amid concerns over North...

To curb political violence in its name, Islam needs to be independent of political power, not reformed even further
Apr01

To curb political violence in its name, Islam needs to be independent of political power, not reformed even further

When it comes to finding a solution to the current political violence in the name of Islam, the most common prognosis is that Islam needs reform to make it politically civil and compatible with liberal political principles. Such an assessment is puzzling, because reforms of Islam under the influence of the liberal West actually happened almost...

200 Ukrainian Jews immigrate to Israel
Mar29

200 Ukrainian Jews immigrate to Israel

Some 200 Jews today arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv from Ukraine in order to move to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Radio reported. The station claimed the Jews are refugees from eastern Ukraine who fled the battles there. The cost of their migration has been covered by the Israel Friendship...

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine
Feb24

Egypt to import wheat from Russia, Ukraine

Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) has signed an agreement to import 360,000 tons of Russian and Ukrainian wheat, a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Supply revealed on Thursday. The statement added that the move aimed to boost the country’s wheat stock allocated for subsidised bread production. The contracted...

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
Feb17

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Daesh, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. Turkish police have raided the homes of Russian-speaking immigrants in Istanbul, detained many and expelled others, according to...

France: US position on Middle East peace ‘confused and worrying’
Feb16

France: US position on Middle East peace ‘confused and worrying’

France considers the US position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “confused and worrying”, its foreign minister said today, reacting to US President Trump’s dropping of the America’s commitment to a two-state solution. Jean-Marc Ayrault met Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a G20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn where he said...

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