What Do You MENA (Middle East, North Africa and other nearby Political Hotspots) 2019

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Time for a 2019 thread. Will see what kind of year it will be in Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 January 2019 05:11 (one month ago) Permalink

MENA, MENA, Tekel, Parsin (Middle East, North Africa & other Geopolitical Hotspots) 2018

Last year's thread

curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 January 2019 05:12 (one month ago) Permalink

More sizable than the number of Iranian fighters, however, is the contingent of foreign fighters Iran is training and equipping in Syria. In addition to Hezbollah and Syrian forces loyal to Assad, Tehran is backing Shi’a militias comprised of Afghan and Pakistani fighters. Tabatabai says estimates for the number of Afghans killed in Syria runs into the tens of thousands.

http://time.com/5513411/israel-iran-secret-war-syria/

curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 January 2019 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

holy shit it's on

Netanyahu to stand trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, pending hearing

Mordy, Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

AG’s decision is legal bombshell ahead of April 9 elections, marks first time in Israel’s history that serving PM is told he faces criminal charges; premier to speak at 8 p.m.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-to-stand-trial-for-bribery-and-breach-of-trust-pending-hearing/

Mordy, Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

whoa

sold out in presale (sleeve), Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

what a gift for benny gantz

Mordy, Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'd like to read this new matti friedman book

Mordy, Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sounds v interesting

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Looks like the mass protests paid off in Algeria. Bouteflika aka 'the frame' just announced that he won't be running again. Good riddance, although ridding the country of his clique of regents won't be easy.

pomenitul, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:59 (one week ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Explosions heard in Tel Aviv minutes after sirens

— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) March 14, 2019

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Haaretz:Two launches from northern Gaza, no casualties or damage.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink


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