Category Archives: Near East

Turkey | CPJ calls on Saudi Arabia to account for Jamal Khashoggi’s whereabouts

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Saudi Arabia to immediately account for the whereabouts of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Multiple news outlets reported today that Turkish authorities, who have been investigating his disappearance and who spoke to the media on the condition of anonymity, believed that Khashoggi is dead and was killed inside the consulate.

Saudi Arabia Admits Mistakes in Targeting in Yemen

Investigators ask how many times Saudis can accidentally bomb same civilian targets

Addressing the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday with respect to the massive civilian death toll in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, Saudi officials made rare admissions of fault, saying that they had made “mistakes” in targeting and were working hard to rectify the problem.

Pakistan | All Pakistan Trade Union Federation APTUF Protest

Workers demand to increase 10% salary and EOBI pension Rs15,000 for private sector workers

 All Pakistan Trade Union Federation hold protest under the leadership of Rubina Jamil, Anwar Gujjar to increase EOBI from Rest. 5200/-to Rs. 15000/- per month and also announce 10% salary for all workers working in private sector. As you all know that 6, lac 50,000 workers are working in private sector in which women workers in garment sector are 42%, denying all the basic rights.

Israel | Netanyahu: Trump gave me guarantees about freedom of Israeli operations in Syria

During trip to US, Netanyahu hopes to discourage Moscow from giving advanced air-defense system to Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will try to discourage Russia from providing Syria with an S-300 air-defense system during his upcoming visit to the U.S., according to Israeli media reports.

Erdogan points to Kurds with the Idlib wave

The deal Russia and Turkey made over Idlib hasn’t come to fruition yet. Turkey has to convince their own gangs still. But Erdogan has already pointed to Kurds as the next target.

The deal announced after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s meeting last week foresees a buffer zone.