Arabic News

Lebanon Election 2022

With the elections in Lebanon scheduled to take place in early 2022, you have until November 20 to register your intention to vote in AustraliaThis webinar will provide surety that change is possible and that we can seek confidence in the actions of the Lebanese diaspora in sighting a democratic electoral process. In 2020, Lebanon endured multiple crises, including a ...

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The Arab Media and Journalism Organization honors 5 Arab media personalities, including the journalist Ammar Jiyad

The Arab Media and Press Organization honored five Arab media personalities, including Ammar Jiyad, a representative from Al-Iraqiya Baghdad channel, for his efforts and media coverage at all levels and his contributions to covering programs and news in Iraq. Al-Anwar newspaper extends congratulations to veteran journalist Ammar Jiyad congratulations

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As Syrian troops move in, Australian IS captives plead ‘don’t let us fall into the hands of the regime’

Two Australian women held in Syria have made desperate pleas for help as a notorious army closes in. “Until now Australia hasn’t done anything for us,” sobs one young mother of two children. “And we understand the world has hate, but we’re asking just as regretful humans, don’t let us fall into the hands of the regime, please.” She’s among ...

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Donald Trump raises tariffs on Turkey and threatens more sanctions over Syria offensive

The US Government has imposed tariffs on Turkish steel and sanctions on three Turkish ministers and two government departments over Ankara’s attack in Syria against Kurdish forces it views as a terrorist threat. The move comes as US President Donald Trump scrambles to limit the damage from his much-criticised decision to clear US troops from Turkey’s path. Treasury Secretary Steven ...

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Turkish attack on Syria endangers a remarkable democratic experiment by the Kurds

Turkey’s attack on Kurdish-run territory in northern Syria will likely snuff out a radical experiment in self-government that is unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years studying the Middle East. In a surprise Oct. 6 statement, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw its troops from northern Syria. Approximately 1,000 American soldiers had been stationed in ...

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Arabic press review: Egypt to release 500 detained since protests

And in Algeria, public and private institutions struggle to stay afloat while Iraq fears the consequences of Turkey’s offensiveEgypt’s state prosecution has decided to release 500 defendants accused of protesting against the government in recent weeks, according to the London-based newspaper Egyptian security services have arrested more than 3,300 people, including academics, lawyers and journalists, since protests kicked off on 20 September ...

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Saudi shares tumble after journalist’s disappearance

Saudi Arabia’s stock market tumbled in early Sunday trade on concerns about relations with the international community following the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a US resident, vanished on 2 October after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Ankara believes that he was murdered inside the building and his body removed. ...

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ISIS Is Poised to Make a Comeback in Syria

on the surface, the Syrian civil war appears to be nearing its final stage. Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Russian and Iranian backers won the battle that mattered the most for them in July, when they drove the moderate rebels out of their last bastion in the southern Syrian city of Deraa. With that military victory, any hopes of a ...

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Russia defers one crisis in Syria, but is embroiled in another

A RUSSIAN-BACKED offensive to retake Idlib, the last big rebel-held stronghold in Syria, seemed imminent only a few days ago. Russia had expanded its fleet of warships off the Syrian coast. Regime troops were massing at the perimeter of the province. Russian jets had begun to bomb rebel targets and destroy hospitals. UN officials were warning of the biggest humanitarian ...

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