Persian Gulf Incidents Pit Europe Against Brexit, US, and Boris Johnson

Berlin (TT) – These days, Germany is receiving many requests from the United States and Britain to join an international coalition to control the Strait of Hormuz and take part in joint navy projects in the Persian Gulf. This, however, doesn’t seem like the perfect time to make such aContinue Reading

uk labour palestine israel

London (MEE) – Labour delegates have voted for a debate on Palestine at the party’s annual conference, the first for many years, which will include a motion for a UK arms embargo against Israel. A debate on Palestine was backed on Sunday by 188,000 votes from local party members, putting it in the topContinue Reading

corbyn netanyahu

London (MEE) – Jeremy Corbyn attended a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 for the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack, the UK Labour leader said on Monday, but added that he did not actively participate in laying a wreath down himself. “I was present when it was laid. I don’t think I wasContinue Reading

turkish defense industry

Ankara (GPA) – The rising tensions between Ankara and Washington may freeze some big sales for the Turkish defense industry. The Turkish defense industry, which is heavily entangled within the structure of NATO, has run into some problems in the last few days. This all started after Washington placed sanctions on twoContinue Reading

yemen cholera saudi siege saudi-led coalition

Hodeidah (YE) – The US-Saudi-led coalition, recently, launched a huge campaign on the West Coast in order to control Hodeidah port, which should be supporting more than 20 million Yemenis, to allow the entry of humanitarian aid despite that Aden port is under it control and aggravated the disaster that it created sinceContinue Reading

London (TLS) – According to the Intercept’s investigation, as part of a federal contract nearing US$30 million, Thomson Reuters Special Services has been supplying ICE with data on migrants. Thomson Reuters Foundation, the parent company of the newswire service, Reuters, has come under heat for having a multimillion contract withContinue Reading

yemen prisons

London (HRW) – Today, the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed that, while cooperating with US-led post-2001 counterterrorism operations, the UK took and tolerated actions that were “inexcusable.” For those unfamiliar with polite euphemisms in British English, some of the actions the report is talking about were torture andContinue Reading

turkey and israel talks on syria Turkey UK erdogan US

London (MEE) – Theresa May is set to roll out the red carpet for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this weekend, as new figures reveal that Britain has sold more than $1bn of weapons to Ankara since the failed 2016 coup and subsequent crackdown under emergency powers, Middle East Eye can reveal. TurkeyContinue Reading

UK reaper drone vacuum bombs

London (MEE) – Royal Air Force drones used the weapons, often called “vacuum” bombs because they suck oxygen into the powerful blast, against targets in Syria in January and February of this year, an FOI request sent by Drone Wars UK, a campaign group, has revealed. Britain’s defense ministry has acknowledged using controversialContinue Reading