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Section: Middle East Monitor (Kuwait)

    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...

    President, Qatar to supply Ukraine with liquified natural gas
    Mar21

    President, Qatar to supply Ukraine with liquified natural gas

    Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko discussed with Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani bilateral cooperation between their countries, including ways to supply Ukraine with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). “We agreed that Qatar is ready to provide liquefied gas to us,” Poroshenko said on Monday during his official visit to Qatar. A...

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