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Russia and Turkey ink pipeline agreement, end gas dispute
May27

Russia and Turkey ink pipeline agreement, end gas dispute

Reuters reports Russian state gas giant Gazprom said on Saturday it had signed a protocol with the Turkish government on a planned gas pipeline and agreed with Turkish firm Botas to end an arbitration dispute over the terms of gas supplies. The protocol concerned the land-based part of the transit leg of the TurkStream gas pipeline, which Gazprom...

Mo Salah, fatwas and fallen heroes
May20

Mo Salah, fatwas and fallen heroes

Egyptian-born footballer Mohamed Salah hopes to help Liverpool FC to lift the cup next Saturday in the final of Europe’s prestigious UEFA Champions League, arguably the world’s top club competition. As sporting occasions go — FIFA World Cup aside — games don’t get any bigger or more significant than this; it’s a...

Muslim Salafist leader says Mo Salah may not break his fast for final game
May17

Muslim Salafist leader says Mo Salah may not break his fast for final game

The vice president of the Salafi Dawah group, Yasser Borhami said according to Islamic Sharia law, Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah cannot break his fasting during the Champions League final match which will take place on May, 26 the first week of the Muslims Holy month of Ramadan. Borahmi said in a statement that the Quran did not say that...

54 ambassadors boycott Israeli American Embassy celebration
May15

54 ambassadors boycott Israeli American Embassy celebration

54 out of 86 ambassadors to Israel, boycotted a ceremony held by the Israeli Foreign Ministry yesterday evening in Jerusalem on the eve of Washington’s transfer of its embassy to the occupied city. The Haaretz newspaper reported that most EU member states did not participate in the ceremony because they have a firm policy towards the...

How Vladimir Putin weaponised the Iraq dodgy dossier
May01

How Vladimir Putin weaponised the Iraq dodgy dossier

When he first came to power the world leader Vladimir Putin most admired was Tony Blair. This fact is little known, rarely acknowledged, and frankly scary. In fact, Blair was the very first foreign premier to visit Russia after he took power. Putin was still misleading the world that he would be a liberalising reformer. A naïve Blair bought the...

Don’t count on a divorce between Russia and Iran just yet

Since the Russian-Syrian alliance was forged in Syria several years ago, many have wondered what could bring together the former communist Russia and Shia Iran. The Russian government is nominally orthodox Christian, democratic and ostensibly capitalist, as well as a system based upon the farming of intelligence. Iran, meanwhile, is a theocracy...

German minister urges Russia to cooperate in solving Syria crisis
Apr22

German minister urges Russia to cooperate in solving Syria crisis

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Saturday urged Russia to help solve the Syria crisis as he set off for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations in Toronto. The Syrian conflict has badly damaged already strained relations between the West and Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad. The...

Air strikes send a message to the Russians not to Assad
Apr17

Air strikes send a message to the Russians not to Assad

As expected, the air strikes on Syrian regime targets were limited in magnitude and political objective. They did not go beyond targeting Syria’s chemical weapons’ infrastructure, and were not part of any strategy for the overall situation in the country. Nor did they have any direct relation to the Syrian people and their sacrifices,...

Germany says will push for new international effort to end war in Syria
Apr15

Germany says will push for new international effort to end war in Syria

Germany will join France to push for a new international effort to achieve a lasting ceasefire in Syria, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday according to a Retuers report, criticising Russia for repeatedly blocking UN Security Council action on the war. Officials from Germany, France, Britain and the United States will meet in...

Other countries have pulled back from the war in Yemeni; why hasn’t Britain?
Mar29

Other countries have pulled back from the war in Yemeni; why hasn’t Britain?

As the church bells rang in the New Year of 2018, Norway announced that it would be cutting arms sales to any country fighting in Yemen. A couple of weeks later, Germany said the same thing. The Netherlands and Sweden have also pulled out. Very early on in hostilities, Pakistan decided, based on a parliamentary vote, not to support its closest...

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