Tagged: United States

‘Al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen show flexibility despite successive army operations,’ Al-Masdar Online (Yemen), 12 May 2014

Despite a campaign being launched by Yemen’s armed forces, Al-Qaeda has remained successful in perpetrating acts of violence throughout the country. Yemen’s military lacks manpower and the modern equipment necessary to properly counter AQAP, and also has no long-term strategy to ensure that once regions are cleared of militants, they are not able to reestablish their strongholds elsewhere. Continue reading

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‘Rice: America is committed to Israel’s security,’ Sky News Arabia (UAE), 9 May 2014

United States National Security Adviser Susan Rice has reaffirmed America’s commitment to Israel’s security, citing further US investment in the Iron Dome project, which protects Israel from short-range missiles. Rice is currently on a trip to the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders after the failed peace talks. Continue reading

‘Report: Moroccan teachers lowest paid in the Arab world, after Algeria,’ Hespress (Morocco), 30 April 2014

An American report of teacher salaries in fourteen different countries places Moroccan teachers as the second lowest paid in the Arab world, just ahead of Algeria, earning an average monthly wage of $512. Continue reading

‘World News – 28/03/2014 – Mid Day News,’ MTV Lebanon

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‘Saudi delegation explains kingdom’s position towards the “Syrian crisis” to members of Congress,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 8 February 2014

A Saudi delegate was in Washington to speak to members of Congress and American think tanks about the Gulf kingdom’s position with regards to a number of issues in the Middle East region, including the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian issue. The chair of the committee sent highlighted Saudi Arabia’s efforts in funding development and aid projects all over the world. Continue reading

‘World Federation of Trade Unions condemns American aggression against Syria,’ Tishreen (Syria), 21 February 2014

The World Federation of Trade Unions has reconfirmed its solidarity with the Syrian people to shape their own present and future, Syrian state media outlet “Tishreen” reports. Sticking to the usual line, foreign intervention (led by the US and a number of European states, as well as Israel and Gulf States) in Syrian affairs has been condemned. Continue reading

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government planned on fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but were saved from that fate by the June 30th revolution. He is also calling for rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, especially as tensions between the US and Iran are calming. Continue reading

‘America warns its citizens of security threats in Saudi Arabia,’ al-Hurra (USA), 12 February 2014

The US State Department has issued a warning to its citizens in Saudi Arabia of possible terrorist threats to Western and Saudi interests in the Gulf state. Continue reading

‘Dream of the Torah plays around with Tel Aviv…Zionist snake transmits its poison to fragment Arabs…Israel continues “from the Euphrates to the Nile” plan…Bernard Lewis: Division of Arab countries into 34 tribal and sectarian statelets is “inevitable,”‘ Veto Gate (Egypt), 6 January 2014

The author of this article accuses the US and Israel (and everyone’s favourite Orientalist, Bernard Lewis), of hatching a plan to divide the Arab and Islamic world in order to achieve the Zionist dream of a Greater State of Israel from the Euphrates River in Iraq to the Nile River in Egypt/Sudan by creating a fitna between Arab States in the Middle East.

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‘Guardians of the Revolution call for the burning of American and Zionist (Israeli) flags during protests’, Ikhwanonline.com (Egypt), 31 December 2013

In a continued attempt to scapegoat  outside actors for the internal destabilization of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party has called for the burning of Israeli flags across Egypt. Continue reading