Thursday, November 23, 2017
"I asked my students to draw their dreams and it broke my heart when I saw that the dream of children has become a falafel sandwich." Osama bin Javaid reports for Al Jazeera English: It was a tiring surgical operation, but for the nurses at the Damascus Specialist Hospital in Eastern Ghouta, the work was still not done. After the procedure was...
Developments on Day 307 of the Trump Administration: Bannon, Gorka Among Those Who Do Not Meet Legal Requirement Several top White House aides --- including former chief strategist Steve Bannon and the former deputy assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka --- have failed to file legally-required financial reports after their dismissals this summer. Former chief of staff Reince Priebus, who left in...
Continuing Iran's proclamations of victory over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Supreme Leader has declared a triumph over the US which "created" ISIS. The chain of celebration started with a letter from Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Qods Force of the Revolutionary Guards, to the Supreme Leader. Soleimani, who has been instrumental in operations in...
Putin: "The congress will look at the key questions on Syria's national agenda." LATEST UN: People in Besieged East Ghouta Eating Trash and Animal Feces, Fainting from Hunger President Vladimir Putin, meeting Turkish and Iranian counterparts, has pressed Russia's tactic of a "people's congress" to resolve the 80-month Syrian conflict. Hosting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hassan Rouhani in the Russian Black Sea resort...
University of Birmingham academics Karen Rowlingson and Simon Collinson offer responses to Wednesday's Budget statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond "Good News for Claimants But Doesn't Touch Major Issues" Karen Rowlingson discusses the Government's announcements to ease the waiting period and speed up provision of Universal Credit to low-income families: Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Director of @UoBCHASM,...
Will Russia back Assad's long-term stay in power? LATEST Main Opposition Explains Resignations Before "Unity" Talks in Saudi Arabia Rebels Disband in East After Cutoff of US Support Video: Latest Regime-Russia Attacks on East Ghouta Near Damascus WEDNESDAY FEATURE Video: The Local Government Inside Syria’s Idlib City President Vladimir Putin has put out differing messages about Russia's line over the Syrian conflict, following a three-hour meeting...
"Both parties in America have lost their moorings, are cut off from their mass base, and appear to have no ideas of how to rebuild their credibility." Inderjeet Parmar of City University London and The Trump Project writes for the American Herald Tribune: The American political system and its two main parties are in the deepest legitimacy crisis in their history....
Strait Talk, a program of Turkey's TRT World, reports from Idlib city in northwest Syria. Amid the declaration of a de-escalation zone and the military ascendancy of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, can a local council provide effective governance, security, justice, and public services? The 25-minute report features an interview with Mohammad al-Sheikh (pictured), the head of the Syrian Salvation Government;...
Trump: "He totally denies it" Developments on Day 306 of the Trump Administration: Trump Makes 1st Public Statement Over Claim v. Alabama Senate Hopeful Donald Trump breaks with leading Republicans to support Roy Moore, the GOP's Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault with teenagers. In his first remarks since the claims, Trump said, “He totally denies...
Two former Sunni MPs interrogated over their promotion of minority rights LATEST Iranian Officials Continue Harassment of BBC Persian Staff Rafsanjani Daughter Visits Baha'i ex-Political Prisoner Rouhani Talks to Macron Amid Rift With France Supreme Leader, Rouhani Declare Victory Over Islamic State< In another sign of pressure on President Hassan Rouhani, two of his campaign managers in May's election have been summoned and questioned by...
Meeting was amid Russian efforts to get links with Trump campaign Developments on Day 305 of the Trump Administration: Another High-Level Trump-Russia Contact Confirmed Donald Trump Jr. met Alexander Torshin --- deputy governor of the Russian Central Bank, a former MP, and an official with close ties to the Kremlin --- at a National Rifle Association event in May 2016. The encounter...
Main Syrian opposition objecting to meeting in Saudi Arabia pressing for unification with Russian-backed groups LATEST 2nd Iran Commander Killed Within Days in al-Bukamal TUESDAY FEATURES Putin Gives Syria’s Assad A Hug — But Will He Guarantee Assad’s Future? UK Strips British Aid Workers in Syria of Citizenship Riad Hijab, the head of Syria's main opposition committee, has resigned ahead of a conference scheduled in...