Israel army is floundering in Gaza, ex-commander says

Reserve Commander General Gadi Shamni has warned that the Israeli army is “floundering” in Gaza, adding that Israel “clearly” will not achieve the goals it has set for its bombing campaign. In an interview with Maariv newspaper, Shamni said, “It is difficult to see how all the Israeli detainees will be returned from the Gaza Strip,” adding that he believes
| Israel, Middle East, News

Craig Murray – The Drive for War

Craig Murray is a British former diplomat, political activist, human rights campaigner, blogger, and whistleblower 1) Wealth is only created by a small number of ultra-wealthy capitalists on whom the employment of everybody else ultimately depends. 2) The laws governing financial structures must therefore tend to concentrate wealth to these individuals, so that they may deploy it as they choose. 3) State-created currency
| Economics, EU politics, Finance

Israel’s Smotrich threatens to reoccupy southern Lebanon over Hezbollah attacks

Israel’s far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich threatened on Sunday to reoccupy southern Lebanon if cross-border attacks by Hezbollah persist, Anadolu Agency reports. “Give an ultimatum to Hezbollah. If it is not answered in full then launch a defensive attack including ground entry and an Israeli takeover of southern Lebanon,” Smotrich said in statements carried by Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. There was
| Israel, Lebanon, Middle East

Frau Genocide and the feminists who betray Gaza

Whenever a woman crashes through a glass ceiling in any walk of life I usually punch the air in celebration of another barrier to women’s progress crashing to the ground. Often blaming male-dominated regimes for the chaos in the Middle East, I’ve always believed that the election of women to high political office strengthens the connections between peace and democracy.
| Article, EU, International Organisations

UNRWA: Failure to reopen land crossings to worsen humanitarian conditions in Gaza

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) warned on Saturday that the failure to reopen land crossings and provide them secure access would exacerbate the catastrophic humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reports. “The crossings must re-open and be safe to access. Without the re-opening of these routes, the deprivation of assistance and catastrophic humanitarian conditions will persist,”
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Israel recovers from Gaza bodies of 3 killed during 7 October attacks

Israeli forces have recovered the bodies of three people killed during Hamas’s 7 October attacks, amid the Israeli government’s continued refusal to come to a ceasefire deal in the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s top military spokesperson, rear admiral Daniel Hagari, occupation forces recovered three bodies in Gaza identified as Shani Louk, Amit Buskila, and Yitzhak Gelernter – all of whom
| Israel, Middle East, News

GAZA LIVE BLOG: Israel Bombs Zaytoun, Jabaliya, Khan Yunis | Israeli Crisis Deepens | Iranian President Missing | WFP: Prevent Gaza Famine – Day 226

The former commander of the Gaza Division was quoted by the Israeli newspaper Maariv as saying that the army is floundering in Gaza. Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz threatened to leave the war council if Netanyahu does not achieve specific goals by a set date. Israeli forces carried out several massacres across Gaza, killing and wounding scores of Palestinians. Palestinian Resistance
| Blog, News, Slider

Lai Ching-te’s inauguration: How a coal miner’s son became Taiwan president

Taiwan president-elect William Lai Ching-te of the Democratic Progressive Party delivers his victory speech in Taipei, Taiwan, on January 13, 2024. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (left) poses for photographs with President-elect Lai Ching-te after presenting him a medal of honour during a ceremony in Taipei on May 13, 2024. Photo: I Chen Lin/Office of the President, via Flick
| Politics & Protest, Taiwan, AFP

France openly suspects Turkiye, Azerbaijan of conspiring to stir unrest in French overseas territory

A report by a French radio station has accused Turkiye and Azerbaijan of purposefully stirring unrest in the overseas French territory of New Caledonia, in a sign of Paris’s revived tensions with Ankara and Baku. According to popular right-wing French radio station Europe 1 this week, “Both Azerbaijan and Turkey are suspected of exploiting the Caledonian separatists”, referring to the
| Asia & Americas, Azerbaijan, Europe & Russia

Ghannouchi’s letter to judge from prison

Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on September 21, 2022 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency] " data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.middleeastmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AA-20220921-28953776-28953770-ENNAHDA_LEADER_ON_TERRORISM_ACCUSATIONS.jpg?fit=500%2C333&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.middleeastmonitor.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/AA-20220921-28953776-28953770-ENNAHDA_LEADER_ON_TERRORISM_ACCUSATIONS.jpg?fit=1200%2C800&ssl=1" />This message was written by Rached Ghannouchi on the summons notice which was sent to him by the judge in one of the many cases fabricated by the authorities against him: Text: With greetings and respect for your judicial capacity, I regret to
| Africa, News, Tunisia

Netanyahu, Ben-Gvir clash during cabinet meeting, Gallant leaves during Security minister speech

An Israeli channel reported on Friday that a sharp confrontation broke out between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir during a cabinet session. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation Kan reported on Friday evening that during a session of the Israeli Security Cabinet, a heated confrontation broke out between Ben-Gvir and Netanyahu. The channel quoted Ben-Gvir as saying
| Israel, Middle East, News

France: Parliamentarian boycotts diplomatic trip to Israel due to Gaza war

French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Aymeric Caron, of the left-wing Ecological Revolution for Living (REV) Party and who is considered vice-president of the Israel-France Parliamentary Friendship Group, will boycott the diplomatic trip that the French Parliament is scheduled to organise to Israel from 15 to 19 July. Caron, who has firmly established himself as one of the most prominent
| Europe & Russia, France, Israel

Taiwan inauguration: How a presidential banquet is set to showcase the island’s identity

In this photo taken on May 8, 2024, Embers restaurant chef Wes Kuo, prepares a dish that will be served during the May 20 inauguration banquet of Taiwan’s President-elect Lai Ching-te, in Taipei. Photo: Sam Yeh/AFP. Embed from Getty Images This picture taken on May 14, 2024 shows bottles of Taiwan-made sorghum alcohol with an image of Taiwan’s incoming President Lai Ching-te
| Arts, Lifestyle & Events, Politics & Protest, Taiwan

Israel intentions of 'displacement, subjugation or death' of Gazans are clear: Palestine envoy

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, on Friday condemned Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people, saying the Tel Aviv government no longer hides its true intentions, which include “ isplacement, subjugation or death”, Anadolu Agency reports. “It took 75 years for the United Nations to recognise and commemorate the Nakba, but the Nakba is not a historical event.
| International Organisations, Israel, Middle East

Hackney councillors quit Labour, form independent socialist group

Trend seen across the country reaches East End of London. Shameless Labour demands they resign and fight by-elections, despite making no such demand of 3 Tory MPs who have defected Hackney’s new Independent Socialists L-R: Penny Wrout, Claudia Turbet-Delof, Fliss Premru (image: Hackney Independent Socialist group) — Resistance (@ResistanceExpo) May 17, 2024
| Breaking, News, anti-black racism

Whispers Of Gratitude: Which Of The Blessings Of Your Lord Will You Deny?

This verse becomes even more meaningful when seen through the lens of the Palestinians today. The ongoing war has produced horrifying images of the current situation in Palestine. I am unable to express even a small fraction of their suffering or put it into words. The situation is deplorable for war victims, but they have demonstrated unwavering faith. Thinking about
| #Current Affairs, #Islam, Development

Israel MK: None of Hamas’ 24 brigades have been destroyed in Gaza

Israeli Knesset member, Amit Halevi, confirmed yesterday that all 24 Hamas brigades are still present in Gaza and not a single one of them has been destroyed, adding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lying to the Israeli people and inflating the army’s achievements. In addition to Hamas’s steadfastness, the Islamic Jihad movement still exists, “and they lied to us
| Israel, Middle East, News

US university president placed on leave for accepting demands of Palestine supporters

Sonoma State University’s President, Mike Lee, has been placed on administrative leave for announcing an agreement with pro-Palestinian activists to pursue an academic boycott of Israeli institutions and divestment strategies. California State University Chancellor Mildred Garcia said yesterday that Mike Lee was put on leave for accepting the demands of protesting students without obtaining “proper approvals.” She added in a
| Asia & Americas, Israel, Middle East

Ex-general: Israel fighting war of attrition in Gaza

Retired Israeli General and military expert, Yitzhak Brik, said yesterday the Israeli army is fighting a “war of attrition” in Gaza and warned that prolonging the war will lead to the collapse of the army and the economy due to the lack of soldiers and the international boycott movement. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 13, Brik explained that the
| Israel, Middle East, News

Another Chechen woman runs away from her family being unable to withstand violence

Liya Zaurbekova, a young woman who escaped from her family in Chechnya and took refuge from her relatives in the police department in Moscow, left Russia, the woman's lawyer Natalia Tikhonova said adding that she could not disclose any other details for her client's safety. Adam Delimkhanov, an associate of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, believes that Zaurbekova will be returned to
| Society

Brazil and China at 50: Green goals and trade realities

To 1992: Development at all costs? Rio Centre hall during the UN Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. At the time, Brazil took a more active stance on mitigating climate change, although it continued to reject mandatory targets. (Image: UN Photo / T Prendergast) The 2000s: Commodities boom Recommended Recommended The 2010s: New climate diplomacy At the signing of the Paris
| Business, Geopolitics, Overseas investment

Israel expands Rafah slaughter

Gallant’s ability to declare an expansion of the ground operation in Rafah is due above all to the green light given by the imperialists in Washington, Berlin, and elsewhere to the Netanyahu government. Late Tuesday, the Biden administration confirmed it plans to dispatch over $1 billion of weaponry and other military equipment to Israel.
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Exclusive: key Unite committee walks out, says will start legal action against union

Elected representatives walk out accusing Sharon Graham of stifling democracy and destroying the union, with Unite’s employed officers on the verge of industrial action against the union Protesters holding a demo outside a meeting of Unite’s executive committee in March. Insert: general secretary Sharon Graham that she attempted to have evidence destroyed in bullying and misogyny complaints about her husband, whom she
| Analysis, Breaking, Exclusive

‘Glory to Hong Kong’: Google blocks 32 YouTube videos of protest song after court ruling

A YouTube video of protest song Glory to Hong Kong is blocked for local users, as of Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Photo: Screenshot. This photo dated June 7, 2023 shows the 2019 protest song “Glory to Hong Kong” on streaming platform Spotify. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP. Gov’t campaign against the song Photo: Mitchell Luo via Unsplash. Not a ‘forbidden’ song A Chinese national flag and
| Hong Kong, Law & Crime, Politics & Protest

MRA, IPC and CEMESO adopt Lagos Plan of Action in collaboration with Global Rights

Observations Journalists and other media workers continue to experience various forms of attacks, including murder and other forms of extra-judicial killings; torture and other forms of ill-treatment, inhuman or degrading treatment; arbitrary arrests and detention by law enforcement, security, intelligence and military officials; kidnappings and abductions; harassment and intimidation; threats of physical harm to them or their family members; unlawful or
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Terrorism as a weapon

Ukraine's inability to regain the territories lost since 2014 has resulted in the immense carnage of its soldiers for the past two years, with such huge losses of men and equipment that Kiev hides them in official reports. However, the numbers are also known in the West but are contemplated with a nirvana detaching, as if they were the right
| Opinion

Closing knowledge gaps on China’s investments in Latin America

Understanding Global China A Spanish-language breakout session on environmental governance and the China–Latin America relationship (Image: Raúl Bravo Mercado / Dialogue Earth) A participant speaks about the significance of the Escazù Agreement for local communities (Image: Raúl Bravo Mercado / Dialogue Earth) Importance of local action Panellists addressing China’s regulations and guidelines on the environmental impacts of overseas projects (Ailen Díaz Escobar / Dialogue
| Business, Justice, Belt and Road

Putin proposes new Defence Minister amid notorious arrest of Shoigu's deputy

Andrei Belousov, who held the position of First Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Ministers, will now become Russia's new Defence Minister. The Federation Council will discuss his candidacy on May 13 and 14. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was important to integrate the economy of the power bloc into the country's economy so that it meets the dynamics
| Russia

Mothers: Honoring The Longing, The Losses, And The Love

Losing Your Mother Longing to Become a Mother First-Time and Pregnant Mothers For those who are expecting to become mothers for the first time, surviving the path to motherhood can be tough and fraught with many fears. Whether it is the strain of pregnancy, the pain of childbirth, or the difficulty of caring for a baby, Allah knows and sees all of those
| #Life, Family and Community, featured

What We're Talking About When We Talk About Rural AI

Michaela Henley, program director and curriculum writer at Black Tech Futures and a senior research fellow representing Black Tech Futures at the Siegel Family Endowment r. Dominique Harrison, founding principal of Equity Innovation Ventures; andDr. Theodora Dryer, who is director of the Water Justice and Technology Studio, founder of the Critical Carbon Computing Collective, and teaches on technology and environmental
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Opinion: How Can British Muslims Help Stop Anti-Asian Hate?

It is our moral duty to ensure that we speak against narrow-minded prejudices that harm others. In the UK, there have justifiably been many solidarity protests for the Black Lives Matter movement, and it’s important that we extend this support to other communities facing hostility based on their race, ethnicity, faith, or gender.
| Asia, Europe, News

The fight over fish attractors in the Indian Ocean

Overseeing the Indian Ocean An ‘ecological trap’? The benefits of aggregators Seeking closure A fish aggregating device made from bamboo. A temporary ban on the use of such devices has been proposed by several countries to rebuild tuna stocks, which has been backed by conservation groups. (Image: Wade Fairley / WorldFish, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When you look at the science, even the data, it clearly
| Ocean, Fish, Marine protection

American Muslim Scholars Express Support For University Student Encampment Protests

Students from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds have banded together to lead these efforts in a heartening wave of solidarity. These encampment protests are largely to demand that their universities divest from all economic ties to Israel, with some students also asking for their administrations to make changes in their academic approaches or reconsider punishments taken against pro-Palestinian students, faculty,
| #Current Affairs, #Society, Civil Rights

America Needs a New Dictator

One definition of a Dictator is "A ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force”. Or you can say a dictator is an individual who forms a government where they make decisions without effective constitutional limitations. The dictator has absolute power. They are not held accountable for their actions and are free to
| Opinion

Elder Jonah of Odessa predicted war between Russia and the West

The third Easter that the Orthodox world celebrated on May 5, 2024, is believed to be a victorious one for Russia, Elder Jonah of Odessa predicted. Victorious Easter in 2024 Elder Jonah of Odessa, the confessor of the Holy Dormition Monastery, who died in 2012 at the age of 87, warned long before the coup in Kyiv about the war that
| Society

Beyond Repression: Muslim Sexuality On Campus

Dealing with one’s desires is difficult enough, but communicating your choices to others can be a challenge of its own. “In resisting his desires, Prophet Yusuf became closer to Allah ,” reflected one student. “Living on a campus with all these temptations is likewise an opportunity for me to get closer to God. But like Prophet Yusuf , I
| #Life, #Society, featured

Think tankers as policy entrepreneurs: Influencing the G20 via the T20

Think tankers as policy entrepreneurs: Influencing the G20 via the T20 w.nick Mon, 05/06/2024 - 16:23 Networking & Collaboration Article May 06, 2024 5 min read Think tankers as policy entrepreneurs: Influencing the G20 via the T20 The G20's "idea bank" Benefits of engaging in the T20 Increasing Your Policy Influence on Policy: T20 Strategies Action 1:  Align your think tank’s research activities with T20
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Bismillah, The Beast [Part II] – A Short Story

Selyane The Proposal For What Did You Marry? The Compass and The Sultan Jameela dismounted. She shook the compass, but it gave her no more directions. Aderfi volunteered to go inside, and Jameela resigned to the outdoors. She passed by the water, assuming he might be making wudhu, but did not find him. Panic seized her, and she began running frantically through the
| #Culture, featured, Featured Culture

The data quagmire for German carmakers in China

The data quagmire for German carmakers in China H.Seidl Fri, 05/03/2024 - 17:04 picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS | Ng Han Guan Comment May 06, 2024 5 min read The data quagmire for German carmakers in China China’s data governance regime empowers state and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organs while disempowering companies and individuals. This is a big reason the US Commerce
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Ukrainian commander Syrsky unable to curb Russian offensive

Russia's advance on the outskirts of Ocheretin shows that the Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have reserves to stop the offensive of the Russian Armed Forces. The five-kilometre advance of the Russian forces near Ocheretino was a narrow wedge up to 500 meters wide. The AFU could have attacked the Russian troops from flanks and the Russian assault troops would
| Incidents

Pinto da Costa glory days over

The Dragon Stadium, or Estádio do Dragão, of FC Porto, rose in a standing ovation to outgoing President of 42 years who brought his club to top of the world Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa’s legacy is well known in Portugal, as President of Futebol Clube do Porto since 1982. FC Porto is a name which resonates around the world but
| Opinion

China dumps Treasuries and buys gold getting ready for war with US

China is getting ready for war with the United States not only in the military field. The People's Bank of China is dumping Fed government bonds and buying gold, including secretly. The US is pushing China to war Anti-Chinese hysteria has been unleashed in the United States. Xi Jinping's power was recognised as a dictator and a direct threat to the
| World

Toward South Korean-German cooperation in economic security

Toward South Korean-German cooperation in economic security H.Seidl Thu, 04/25/2024 - 12:59 picture alliance / CFOTO Comment Apr 26, 2024 6 min read Toward South Korean-German cooperation in economic security Striking the balance between security and economic interest is a delicate task South Korea managed to limit the impact of economic coercion on its key high-tech industries Author(s) Max J. Zenglein Chief
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Former Indian Ambassador to Russia: India needs to build its own defence industry

During her recent trip to India, Pravda.Ru special correspondent Daria Aslamova spoke with former Deputy National Security Advisor of India, former Indian Ambassador to Moscow Pankaj Saran. He explained why India refuses to purchase Russian weapons, what Moscow should do with non-convertible Indian rupees, and what Delhi’s main goal is today. Hello Mr. Saran, we would like to have this interview
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Ivory Coast: Women cooperative for vegetables transforming rural village

“In the days when I didn't grow onions, when I needed something, I had to ask someone (for help) (saying), sorry, could you help me. Or I ask my husband for help and if he doesn't have anything, I can't find anything, unless I take out a loan with someone I know.”
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Online Medien Briefing: Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz reist nach China

Online Media Briefing: Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to China Christine_Krüger Thu, 04/11/2024 - 11:38 picture alliance/dpa/dpa Pool | Kay Nietfeld Video Apr 11, 2024 2 min read Online Media Briefing: Chancellor Olaf Scholz travels to China MERICS-Experten: Moderation: Claudia Wessling, Leiterin Kommunikation und Publikationen MERICS Author(s) Nis Grünberg Lead Analyst Max J. Zenglein Chief Economist Claudia Wessling Director Communications and Publications Author(s) Nis Grünberg
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Kenya’s wildlife conservancies make old men rich, while making women and young people poorer

Skewed benefits Rethinking conservancies Incentives that increase economic returns from wildlife, like trading in beef that’s been farmed alongside wildlife, should be promoted. The privatisation and subdivision of community land prior to forming conservancies (as commonly happens) should be prevented. This is when powerful elites can corruptly allocate themselves large chunks of community land. Conservancies should promote and protect community land and user rights
| General, conservation, kenya

Navigating the AI wave: A think tanker's guide

Navigating the AI wave: A think tanker's guide H.Seidl Wed, 04/03/2024 - 16:52 Management & Fundraising Article Apr 05, 2024 8 min read Navigating the AI wave: A think tanker's guide Winters, waits and waves Source: The Spectrum of Artificial Intelligence – An Infographic Tool - Future of Privacy Forum Understanding AI in the context of think tanks Extended Responsibility of Think
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