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Follow the money: Qatar accused in London of funding terrorism

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/08/follow-the-money-qatar-accused-in-london-of-funding-terrorism/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator A court case is making its way through the commercial division of the UK High Court in London, which alleges Qatar funneled money to the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jibhat al-Nusra.  Qatar National Bank and Doha Bank stand accused of facilitating the transactions.  The UK and Qatar…

Sources reveal one of “Al-Nusra’s” methods to steal relief aid in Idlib.

Private sources revealed one of the methods used by “Jabhat al-Nusra” to steal relief aid that enters through the “Bab al-Hawa” crossing, which is under the control of “ISIS” and the Turkish forces supporting it, north of Idlib. The sources pointed out that most of the relief aid that enters the Idlib areas is sold…

Libya is fertile ground for terrorism promoted by the West

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/06/01/libya-is-fertile-ground-for-terrorism-promoted-by-the-west/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator The relative settlement between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar and subsequent cessation of hostilities in Libya could have been seen as a positive sign for a long-term truce in the country. However, experts are now raising an alarm…

Syrians reject the US ‘regime change’ and re-elect President Assad

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/05/28/syrians-reject-the-us-regime-change-and-re-elect-president-assad/ Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected to a fourth term in office, his second term under the 2012 constitution, with 95.1% of the votes, according to Hamouda Sabbagh, the head of parliament. Sabbagh announced the results in a news conference on Thursday, saying voter turnout was around 78%,…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Turkish Military Convoys Entering Palestinian Territories In May...

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows Turkish military convoys entering Palestinian territories. Verdict: False The video splices together two separate videos taken in Russia and Syria. The footage has no connection to the May 2021 Israel-Hamas conflict. Fact Check: Earlier this month, Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas had a violent 11-day conflict…

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…

Turkey Proposes International Palestinian ‘Protection Force’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday that an international Muslim “protection force,” supported by “military and financial contributions from willing countries,” should be deployed in Gaza. “We should stand for justice and humanity. There should be no other considerations. This is time to show…

China Blames ‘Abrupt’ U.S. Withdrawal for Violence in Afghanistan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Sunday blamed the United States for the surge of violence in Afghanistan, including Saturday’s bombing massacre at a girls’ school in Kabul, because the U.S. was supposedly irresponsible to withdraw its forces so “abruptly” from Afghanistan after 20 years of deployment. “It needs to be pointed out that the recent…

‘Look At Yourselves In The Mirror’: Turkey Renews Threat To Call American Treatment Of...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to recognize the United States’ actions against Native Americans as a genocide in response to the United States’ recognition of Turkey’s 1915-1916 genocide against Armenians. “If you say genocide, then you need to look at yourselves in the mirror and make an evaluation. The Native Americans, I don’t even…

Turkey Blasts Biden’s Armenian Genocide Statement As Opening A “Deep Wound” In Relations

Turkey has predictably responded in a swift and fierce manner to Joe Biden's Saturday statement in recognition of the historic Armenian Genocide, becoming the first US President to do so: "Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such…
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