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FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Sphinx Statue Found In The Colorado River?

An image shared on Facebook over 600 times purportedly shows a sphinx statue found after water levels decreased in the Colorado River. Verdict: False The photo was actually taken in Egypt, not in Colorado. Fact Check: The sphinx is an ancient mythical creature with a human head and a lion’s body, and is an important…
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German politicians draw attention to the NGOs activities and get a stormy reaction

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/18/german-politicians-draw-attention-to-the-ngos-activities-and-get-a-stormy-reaction/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A German political party has launched an inquiry into Germany’s refugee policy in light of the situation in Hong Kong, and the granting of asylum to activists and protesters. The reaction by some to the inquiry highlights how some NGOs are trying to interfere in German decisions. At…
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Syrians abroad vote for a return to stability

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/22/syrians-abroad-vote-for-a-return-to-stability/ Syrians went to their embassy, or consulate, in dozens of countries abroad to vote for president on May 20, while the domestic vote will take place May 26. Some voiced their vote for President Bashar al-Assad was based on his ability to steer Syria out of a 10-year…
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Biden Addresses Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

President Joe Biden addressed Israel’s ceasefire in its conflict with the terror group Hamas during a Thursday night press conference. “Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu informed me that Israel has agreed to a mutual unconditional ceasefire beginning in less than two hours. The Egyptians have now informed us that Hamas, and the other groups in Gaza,…
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Egypt Impounds Suez-Blocking Megaship ‘Ever Given’ As Authorities Seek $900 Million Compensation

The Egyptian authorities have seized the massive container ship that notoriously blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week as the government demands hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from its owners. This week, an Egyptian court ordered Ever Given's Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, to pay a whopping $900 million in compensation after the…
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The West now acknowledges that it is fascist.

Eric Zuesse On April 11th, Germany again (though this time only implicitly) acknowledged that the reason why the war in Ukraine has been continuing after the 2015 Minsk II agreements, which were supposed to create the preconditions for peace, is that Ukraine refuses to comply with those commitments. Buried in an item published on April…
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VIDEO: Son Raises Money to Take Terminally Ill Mom on Dream Vacation

When Dustin Vitale’s mom, Gloria, was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer in 2020, he decided to take her on her dream trip to see the pyramids in Egypt. The young man also wanted to bring their 14 family members but knew working as a middle school teacher in Philadelphia, he could not afford the $10,000…
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FACT CHECK: Did Arab News Report That A Specific Female Captain Was Involved In...

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows an Arab News article with the headline: “Cargo ship crashes into Suez canal. First female Arab Lloyd captain involved in incident.” Verdict: False Arab News did not publish an article with that headline. The pictured woman, an Egyptian sea captain who said she works on a boat owned…
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Qatar and Saudi Arabia approach historic breakthrough

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Since June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia ordered a land, air, and sea blockade on Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, along with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain. The self-styled “Anti-Terror Quartet” issued Doha 13 demands, including closing media outlets like Al Jazeera, ending ties with Iran, reducing…
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Israeli-Emirati peace deal is a major blow to Turkey’s regional ambitions

By Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst…  Yesterday, one of the most unexpected geopolitical manoeuvres took place that no one was expecting. U.S. President Donald Trump went to Twitter to announce that Washington’s “two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates” made a “Historic Peace Agreement.” In years past, there would have been widespread condemnation across the…

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