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Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

September 21, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Kuwait is ready to host parties to the Yemen civil war to sign a final peace agreement, Kuwait’s news agency KUNA reported. In a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, representatives of the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah said: “We express out readiness again to receive our Yemeni brothers to sign a final agreement once they conclude it.” Kuwait has previously hosted a United Nations initiated negotiation for the Yemen civil war in 2016 to finalise a peace agreement, but failed to succeed. Today marks three years since the Ansar Allah armed group – otherwise known as the Houthis – took control of Yemen’s […]

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Poll: Haniyeh will win presidential elections

September 21, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Chief of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh is expected to beat Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas in any upcoming elections, Al-Resalah newspaper reported yesterday. A referendum carried out by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research showed that 41.7 per cent of the participants would vote for Abbas and 49.8 per cent for Haniyeh in any upcoming presidential elections. The centre is based in the West Bank city of Ramallah. According to Al-Resalah, its director Khalil Shikaki told a German news agency that Abbas is losing his popularity in Gaza because of the measure he has been taking against Palestinians living in the besieged Strip. He added that is Abbas continues to tighten measures on Palestinians […]

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From criminalising normalisation to criminalising a boycott of Israel

Economic, trade and cultural normalisation of relations with Israel, let alone political normalisation and security cooperation, has always been criminalised by the Arab states. However, this did not prevent Arab capitals and individuals from sneaking under the radar and establishing relations and communication with the racist, occupation state. This began very early on, even before the establishment of Israel, during the time of the Zionist terror gangs that became the nascent state’s government; it continued in one form or another after the 1948 Nakba. The Arab boycott of Israel began with the punishment of any party that dealt with Israel, including companies, institutions and individuals. However, its iron fist approach began to lessen and the Arab governments began to shrink […]

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