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U.N. Security Council Politely Requests Taliban Respect Human Rights

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on Monday – without support from Russia and China – requesting that Taliban terrorists respect human rights in Afghanistan. The U.N. has not published the full text of the resolution at press time, but media organizations privy to the text have reported that it presents the Taliban…

Pakistani Military Opens Fire on Afghan Refugees at Border, Kills 6

***Warning — Graphic Content*** Pakistani troops opened fire on a group of Afghan civilians attempting to cross into Pakistan from Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six people, Pajhwok Afghan News reported. The incident reportedly occurred at the Torkham border crossing, a major trade and travel corridor linking Afghanistan and Pakistan. Torkham is the name…

US foreign policy on Syria dictated by unverified viral videos

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator On August 21, 2013 a video was uploaded in Syria by opposition activists.  The video was not verified, but was shown almost continuously around the world on every media imaginable. To understand the August 2013 video, and alleged chemical attack in Ghouta near Damascus, one must first understand that a long…

Al-Qaeda in Yemen Vows Continued Jihad After Taliban Victory

Al-Qaeda in Yemen congratulated the Taliban terror group on Wednesday for its successful takeover of Afghanistan this week, vowing to continue its own jihad on the Arabian Peninsula. “This victory and empowerment reveals to us that jihad and fighting represent the (Islamic law)-based, legal, and realistic way to restore rights (and) expel the invaders and occupiers,”…
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Biden Defends ‘Withdrawal’ from Afghanistan Hours After Deploying Thousands of Troops

President Joe Biden used an address to the American public on Monday afternoon to defend his alleged decision to withdraw militarily from Afghanistan, just hours after approving a 6,000-troop deployment to the country and nearly four months after the date U.S. troops would have withdrawn if he had not changed the deadline. Biden took a…
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Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood

Tunisia stands against the Brotherhood Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The only democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring in 2011 is going through a process of strategic correction. Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday he was firing the prime minster, Hichem Mechichi, dismissing the parliament, and assuming executive authority under Article 80…
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Taliban: We Never Promised to Cut Ties with al-Qaeda

A spokesman for the Taliban terror group implied to Afghanistan’s Tolo News on Monday the jihadist organization “maintains ties with al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.” Tolo News raised the issue of the Taliban’s alleged ties to the Islamist terror group al-Qaeda during an interview with Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on July 12. Mujahid said…
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The Syrian war is over: now what?

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/22/the-syrian-war-is-over-now-what/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The US and EU are holding 13 million Syrians living inside Syria as hostages to their project to effect ‘regime change’ in Damascus. Western and European governments have continued to ignore the reality on the ground. The Syrian government remains in control of the majority of the territory…
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Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst

Iran agreement will help to make the region safer”: Iranian political analyst By: Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Iranian President Hassan Rouhani negotiated the original Iran nuclear deal in 2015, but is due to leave office in August. On Saturday, Iran’s lead envoy in Vienna, Abbas Araghchi, said a new deal was unlikely before…
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Erdogan staged a coup to silence his opposition

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/15/erdogan-staged-a-coup-to-silence-his-opposition/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Turkey’s armed forces are known for their efficiency. However, officers bungled the coup attempt so badly that critics describe the events of July 15, 2016, as a “self-coup” organized by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to justify consolidating his grip on power, which resulted in 300 deaths and…
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