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#UN and #Egypt efforts to difuse growing tensions continue as latest #Gaza rocket fits pattern of provocations that seeks to bring #Israel and Gaza closer to war

Earlier today I met with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin. The meeting took place against the backdrop of escalation as in the early hours of 17 October, Palestinian militants fired a rocket from central Gaza towards Israel that hit a residential house in the city of Be’er Sheva, causing extensive damage. 372 more words

UN

Trump Should Calm Tensions With Europe Over Iran Sanctions

The Trump administration and the European Union are coming perilously close to a major escalation in their already substantial diplomatic and economic rift over Iran. European officials in September announced plans to establish a “special purpose vehicle” to enable financial transactions with Iran to continue after the United States fully restores its sanctions regime in early November. 1,466 more words

Middle East

Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances By Finian Cunningham

17 October 2018 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy.

When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. 1,113 more words

UK

Khashoggi Was the Victim of an Ottoman-Saudi Islamist War

The apparent abduction, and probable murder, of the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 unmasked the ugly despotism behind the reformist image of the kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. 1,251 more words

Middle East

Food Costs Should Cause 'Shock and Outrage' as Countries in Conflict See Spiralling Prices

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 16 October 2018 (World Food Programme)* – Fresh research by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), released to coincide with World Food Day, shows food becoming ever less affordable in countries in conflict or subject to political instability. 539 more words

The Peoples

The Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort - Oman

I feel like my weekends fly by so much faster as I’m getting older (I’m not even 30 yet and I’m already feeling it). So any opportunity to slow down and just relax, I really look forward to. 345 more words

Travel

The Importance of Alternative Media

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service*

The Superficiality of Today’s Television

Social critic Neil Postman contrasted the futures predicted in… 1,907 more words

The Peoples