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Ankara (TM) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed the head of the country’s central bank and replaced him with a former finance minister as the lira hit record lows over the last few weeks, Turkish media reported on Saturday, citing, the Official Gazette. According to the Official Gazette, theContinue Reading

Up to 7% of US-Backed Saudi Fighters in Yemen are al-Qaeda Affiliates

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni forces dealt a major blow to al-Qaeda’s most organized branch and eliminated ISIS’s long-time stronghold in the Arabian country. However, major media outlets have yet to report the story despite its significance in the international fight against terrorism — and there’s a big reason why. Yemen’sContinue Reading

Detroit (GPA) – In this GPA interview for our Armenians Speak series, Editor James Carrey and Contributor Julia Kassem speak with journalist and author Edmond Azadian. Mr. Azadian is a prolific writer and scholar on Near Eastern Studies and American Literature with degrees from the American University of Beirut and Northeastern UniversityContinue Reading

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Riyadh (MEE) – New documents filed to a US federal court show that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was last month issued a summons via WhatsApp to face charges of torture and directing an assassination attempt against a former Saudi security adviser. The court also sent summonses to nine other Saudi officialsContinue Reading

Israel Bahrain assassination plot

Manama (MEE) – Israel operated a secret diplomatic mission in Bahrain for more than a decade before the two countries agreed to normalize ties last month, Axios reported on Wednesday. The Manama-based facility conducted diplomacy with Bahrain via a front company listed as a commercial consulting firm. Negotiations to establish the office began throughContinue Reading

Ankara (TM) – Turkey has set up a new military post in the village of Qoqfin, situated in a disputed area of northwestern Syria’s Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday. The war monitor observed in the early morning hours Turkish troops and armored vehicles heading towardsContinue Reading

Hezbollah, Amal Oppose Lebanon’s Team in Demarcation Talks with Israel

Beirut (TNA) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Amal movements expressed their opposition to the makeup of the delegation tasked with negotiating the country’s southern border demarcation with occupied Palestine, calling for changes to the team ahead of the first round of talks. The four-member team, headed by Deputy Chief of StaffContinue Reading

Tehran (TT) – Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said it does not matter who will be elected as the president of the United States in the November elections. “Iran’s policy toward the U.S. is precise, calculated and based on different aspects of the international system,” Khatibzadeh said at a press conferenceContinue Reading