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Syian Children in Lebanon Toil to Feed Families

Child labor in Lebanon was already a deep-seated problem before an influx of Syrian refugees made it worse. Now, as humanitarian funds dry up, there are fears the practice could become even more widespread – and with families are dependent on the income children generate, there are no easy solutions. However, NGOs are working on the ground to re-integrate children ...

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Website Blocked in Egypt

The blocking of websites still continues with banning The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) website in Egypt. Also, the blog of Ahmed Gamal Ziada, a writer for Masr Alarabia, researcher, and photojournalist, has been blocked preventing readers in Egypt from accessing his blog. Since 24 May, several websites that are licensed to work in Egypt have been blocked. According to ...

Saudi Arabia rolls out ‘biggest increase’ in India’s Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500

New Delhi: In the biggest hike in nearly three decades, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500, a move welcomed by the NDA government as a “matter of pleasure”. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten inked an agreement in this regard in Jeddah today, ...

Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh stressed the importance of enhancing economic and trade cooperation at a Monday press conference in Cairo that preceded the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two countries El-Sisi said that his meeting with Guelleh saw fruitful talks on ways of boosting the special ties between the two countries. ...

The Consequences of Egypt’s Potential Military Engagement in Syria

As ties between Cairo and Damascus strengthen, Syrian journalist Abdulrahman al-Masri explores the factors behind possible military cooperation between Egypt and Syria and the consequences this would have both locally and regionally. OTTAWA, CANADA – The Syrian regime-friendly newspaper As-Safir published an article on November 24 claiming that an Egyptian military unit had been deployed to Syria to provide logistical ...

Egypt and Turkey Soften Positions on Syria, Benefiting Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, flush with pivotal battlefield gains and bolstered by support from Iran and Russia, is finding itself the beneficiary of an evolving regional realignment spurred by the war in Syria. Egypt and Turkey, countries that were once vocal opponents of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, have, to varying degrees, softened their positions. Egypt, the region’s most ...

US airstrikes top 1,000 against IS in Iraq and Syria

USS EISENHOWER, Persian Gulf –  One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State. The fighter jets refuel on the way before receiving from coalition ...

Saudi Arabia working overtime to ‘disappear’ Yemen as a political entity

What you are witnessing today in Yemen is a religious and cultural genocide, Catherine Shakdam, Director of Programs at Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, told RT. The Saudi ambassador to the United States has called the Saudi-led bombings in Yemen “righteous” and “legitimate” and that they will continue“no matter what.” However, he was less clear over their use of ...

Saudi Aramco plans massive oil investment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Defying the weakness of crude oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil giant Saudi Arabian Oil (Saudi Aramco) has pledged to invest $334 billion in oil facilities and projects during the decade to 2025. With the announcement, the company left no doubt that it will continue spending huge sums of money to maintain and expand its ...

Defected deputy governor says Kiir is the problem of South Sudan

The former deputy governor of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, John Ivo Mounto, confirmed on Sunday his defection to the armed opposition faction under the leadership of Riek Machar, charging that the country will never be at peace if President Salva Kiir continues to play a central role in the affairs of the young nation. Mounto told Sudan Tribune on ...

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