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Syria Conflict: 53 Killed in air strike in Aleppo

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil According to activists, at least 53 people, including children, have perished in the most recent government air strikes in Syria’s Aleppo. On Sunday, an unidentified war plane had crashed in countryside south of Aleppo in an area where Islamist rebel fighters are battling the Syrian army and Iranian-backed forces, said ...

US Treasury Department accuses N Korea of money laundering

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil North Korea has been accused of using state-owned corporations and front companies to pay for its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The U.S Treasury Department said it was taking new steps to “further isolate North Korea,” a cash-strapped military state that operates with few international allies, the announcement came on ...

African diplomats accuse Egyptian official of calling them “Dogs and Slaves”

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil African diplomats accused an Egyptian official of referring to “dogs and slaves” in remarks about sub-Saharan Africa at a United Nations conference in Nairobi. The accusation was not received kindly by Egypt who has become entangled in an argument with the African diplomats. Disagreements at the meeting arose after a ...

Russia may be Suspended from Competing in the Olympic Games

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Russia has been suspended from international competition, an unprecedented move that left the world shocked. The powerful county’s athletes may not be able to compete at sport’s greatest event, the Olympic Games, after a damning report by a Wada independent commission found evidence of state-sponsored doping. The IAAF Council is ...

Sanders advises Democratic Party to choose a non-traditional Candidate

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Bernie Sanders warned on Sunday that Hillary Clinton must choose a left-wing candidate as running mate if the Democratic Party is to win the presidential election. The comments came amid mounting criticism that Mrs Clinton’s campaign is poorly equipped to take on Donald Trump. Mr Sanders advised that the democratic ...

Alan Pulido soccer player kidnapped in Mexico

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Alan Pulido, a Mexican international footballer was kidnapped in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas over the weekend, triggering a massive manhunt in territory that has been a battleground of warring drug cartels. The 25-year-old was celebrating at a party on Saturday night near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria when he ...

Egyptian Authorities hire recovery team to assist in search of black box

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Egyptian Authorities hired a deep ocean survey and recovery company to join the hunt for wreckage of the EgyptAir jet that went down over the eastern Mediterranean last week as new satellite evidence emerged to help narrow down the likely crash site. The country’s civil-aviation ministry signed a Deep Ocean ...

Hillary Clinton campaign suffers blow after email scandal

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Hilary Clinton’s campaign for the White House suffered a severe blow after an official report into her use of emails as secretary of State concluded that she breached government rules. The findings from the State Department revealed along with it Clinton’s reluctance to use an official email account, the conclusions ...

Egyptian authorities expel French journalist amidst media crackdown

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil The Egyptian authorities expelled a French journalist this week further highlighting the crackdown on press freedoms by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian and French officials said on Wednesday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, that the journalist, Rémy Pigaglio, was blocked for ...

Lebanon commemorates Resistance and Liberation Day

Exclusive to The Middle East Online Edited by Nelly Tawil Wednesday marked the 16th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. The country commemorated the day known as Resistance and Liberation Day with Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah who viewed the Israeli withdrawal from most of South Lebanon on May 25, 2000 as a victory for all Lebanese no matter ...

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